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.
Franklin’s Quote About Giving Up Liberty for Safety; Still True?
Or Are they the words of an “Un-enlightened” Dinosaur?
More Drive Thru COVID-19 Testing Sites Open Friday
There will be more drive-thru testing places in our area for COVID-19 as another retailer starts with testing.
Lansing Drive-Thru Mobile Food Pantry Happens Next Month
Here's where you can go to get some relief.
Michigan Salon Owners Pitch Safe-Reopening Plan for Approval
Barbershop and salon owners in Michigan have devised an eight-part plan to safely reopen their shops and have submitted the plan to Governor Whitmer.
Jackson Civil War Muster - Canceled - Will Return Next Year
Another event lost to COVID-19.
Going Up North? These Roads Are Closed After the Flooding
It should go without saying but, when we don't say it, somebody says that they didn't know.
Contact Tracing Explained: Here's What You Need to Know
Contact tracing can be described using three simple words: test, trace, and protect.