On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”. There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The name of this disease was selected following the World Health Organization (WHO) best practice for naming of new human infectious diseases.
The Post COVID Baby Boom May Have Finally Hit According To Sparrow Data
Remember those jokes we all made at the beginning of the pandemic, where we would see a baby boom? Those jokes, may not be jokes anymore, according to new data released by Sparrow.
Mid-Michigan: We Don’t Fall In The CDC Risk Category For Revised Mask Guidelines
That new guideline applies to those who have even been vaccinated.
These COVID-19 Restrictions Are Still In Place Here In Michigan
Just because most of our COVID-19 restrictions were lifted on Tuesday, that doesn't necessarily mean that they are all gone.
This Man Jumped into Lake Michigan 365 Days Straight
Saturday, June, 12th marked exactly one year since this Chicago man started his daily Lake Michigan dive. Here's why.
MSU Students No Longer Required To Wear Masks If Fully Vaccinated
Michigan State University made an update to their mask policy, after nearly a year now of having to wear a mask in and around the campus.
The MSU Pavilion COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Ending
With more and more people becoming vaccinated against the COVID-19 Vaccine, as well as the vaccine becoming more readily available to those who want it, places like the MSU Vaccine Pavillion aren't as needed as they may have been a month ago.
Free Admission To Potter Park Zoo If You Attend Their Free Vaccine Clinic
Get free admission to Potter Park Zoo when you get a COVID-19 shot at the zoo's free clinic.
Lansing Community Centers To Reopen After Being Closed
An executive directive and an executive order were signed earlier by Mayor Andy Shor, adjusting a few of the restrictions that have been in place due to COVID-19.
COVID-19 Numbers Reach A Low For Weekend With Over 1,000 Cases
We saw a record low of COVID-19 cases here in the state of Michigan this past weekend, with only 1,378 cases reported over both Sunday and Monday, with only 14 deaths.