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.
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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is issuing new warnings about fake at-home COVID-19 tests.
Grammy Awards Postponed for Second Year Due to Omicron
The Recording Academy and CBS have pushed back the awards show once again.
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Michigan’s First Case of the Omicron Variant is Found in Kent County
Michigan's first positive case of the omicron variant of coronavirus has been confirmed in Kent County.
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"Today, CDC is strengthening its recommendation on booster doses for individuals who are 18 years and older," officials said.
Shanghai Disneyland Locks 30,000 Guests In Park After Positive Covid Case
It’s really a small world after all when you can’t leave.
Jon Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams Cancel Shows After Positive COVID Tests
The stars were forced to cancel separate live appearances after positive tests.
Where To Get Your Covid-19 Booster Shots In West Michigan
Find out where to get your Covid booster shots in West Michigan.
Grand Rapids Griffins Announce New Policies And Protocols For 2021-22 Season
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The Michigan Chamber of Commerce warns Michigan businesses that the OSHA federal vaccine mandate could be implemented soon.