Coronavirus in West Michigan: 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.
68-Year-Old Michigan Meteorologist Leaves Upper Peninsula TV Job Over Jab
For more than 33 years Karl Bohnak has been a fixture on TV6 & FOX UP in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. As of last week, he had decided that leaving his place of employment was more important to him than getting a vaccine.
West Michigan School Board Defies Public Health Recommendations During Covid Outbreak At W…
As students have returned to in-person learning across West Michigan, many districts are now dealing with Covid outbreaks. Local health departments have been monitoring the situations across the area, but on Monday one local school board defied Health Department recommendations while cases surge in …
Spectrum Health Update On Covid-19 & Hospitalizations In West Michigan
Today Spectrum Health held an online update on Coronavirus case numbers in West Michigan and say that the standout numbers in the current surge are how many young people are becoming infected and that the unvaccinated make up the overwhelming majority of current cases and hospitalizations.
Bruce Dickinson Tests Positive for COVID Despite Being Vaccinated
"I’ve pretty much got no doubt that had I not had the vaccine, I could be in serious trouble.”
Lynyrd Skynyrd Cancel Gigs, Guitarist Tests Positive for COVID-19
“Rickey is home resting and responding well to treatment,” band writes in a statement announcing four affected shows.
REO Speedwagon to COVID Deniers: ‘Call Me Back When You Catch It’
Frontman Kevin Cronin had some harsh words for those questioning the severity of the pandemic.
MSU and Michigan to Require COVID Vaccine for Fall Semester
Students attending Michigan and Michigan State this fall will be required to get the COVID vaccine.
CDC To Reverse Mask Policy; Vaccinated Americans Should Wear Them Indoors
The announcement will be made around 3 pm ET.
Eric Clapton Feels ‘Ostracized’ By Friends Over His COVID Views
“My phone doesn’t ring very often,” the guitarist admits.
Michigan Sets Workplace Rules For Unvaccinated Staffers
This week is seeing many West Michigan businesses slowly get back to normal as the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is allowing workers who had been working remotely, to return to offices and workplaces across the state. And while those fully vaccinated will have a more traditional w…
Tigers, Spartans & Wolverines Plan For Full Capacity
The Detroit Tigers, Michigan State University and The University of Michigan have announced plans to return to full capacity for outdoor activities.