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.
Michigan’s Chief Doc: Primary Care Docs Should Give Vaccinations
As part of today's update on Coronavirus in Michigan, the state's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, is encouraging the state's primary care physicians to register as vaccine providers.
Outdoor Masks No Longer Required At MSU
Michigan State University has lifted the outdoor mask requirement on campus. Officials made the announcement after the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services ordered that masks are no longer required outside unless at a gathering of 100 or more people.
Math Professor Breaks Down How Long it Will Take Michigan to Become ‘Fully Vaccinated’ [VI…
Just how long will it take Michigan to reach its goal of having 70% of residents vaccinated? A math professor breaks down the numbers.
Vaccine Hesitancy Could Slow West Michigan Recovery
As vaccine supplies continue to increase across West Michigan, and the state of Michigan, health departments are now seeing vaccine hesitancy become an issue in the rollout.
Student-Residents Must Get COVID Vaccine At Oakland University
By the fall semester, the school will be requiring any students living in campus housing to have received one of the COVID-19 vaccines.
Watch Mariah Carey Hit a Whistle Note While Receiving Her COVID Vaccine
Who knew Mimi was scared of needles?
‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Breaks Pandemic Box Office Record
It’s the biggest hit since early 2020.
Pfizer Says Their Vaccine is 100% Effective in Teens
Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12.
Holland Restaurant Owner Who Defied State Orders Arrested
The owner of Holland's Marlena's Bistro and Pizzeria was arrested weeks after a bench warrant was issued for violating state shut down orders.