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.
Carrot and Stick: Whitmer Plan to Reopen State Tied to Vaccine
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced her latest plan in dealing with the Covid pandemic. The plan ties the number of vaccination to loosening current restrictions, some of which have been in place since early last year.
Many in Calhoun County are Reluctant to be Vaccinated
Health officials are trying to make it easy this week with drive-up clinics
Portage, Michigan Made Pfizer Vaccine is the ‘Status Vax’ for COVID-19?
Some of those who have received two shots of Pfizer have been putting on airs over those with shots of 'lesser' vaccines. Is this just dumb internet-era flexing or is there something to it?
Calhoun County Vaccinations at 28%; Kalamazoo at 35%
Expanded Walk-In Clinic is Wednesday in Battle Creek
Woman Violently Attacks Store Employees When Asked to Wear a Mask
This Ohio woman allegedly knocked out someone's tooth and bit another person after mask dispute in a super market.
Most Calhoun County Residents Say They Would Get COVID-19 Vaccine
Initial results from a survey conducted by Calhoun County health officials show the majority of county residents would get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccines Have Been 99.99% Effective Against Covid-19 in Michigan
Here's what is really happening with the Covid-19 vaccines in Michigan.
Michigan Among the Least Safe States During Covid-19
A new study shows Michigan is currently the 7th most unsafe state in the U.S. during the pandemic. Here's why.
Battle Creek and Albion Door-to-Door Vaccine Volunteers Could be Legit
volunteers are done for now, but carry official ID's