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.
Moderna is Now Giving Children the COVID-19 Shot as Part of Study
The study plans to enroll almost 7,000 children from the U.S. and Canada.
American Airline Workers Won’t Be Furloughed After All
It was previously announced earlier this week, that it could be possible for roughly 13,000 American Airline workers to be furloughed, that was until CEO Doug Parker announced a change.
Governor Whitmer Asks Michigan To Turn On Porch Lights For COVID Victims
An easy thing to do, to honor those we have lost.
Website Tells Users Which Businesses Require Face Masks
There's a website for that, and it's called the Mask Map.
Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Awards $10 Million In Grants
Here's a look at the breakdown region by region and the list of businesses and nonprofits that benefitted.
MI Will Ease COVID Restrictions on Restaurants Beginning March 5
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expected to announce Tuesday afternoon that COVID-19 restrictions on bars and restaurants will be eased beginning on Friday, March 5, 2021.