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.
Gov. Rolls Back Restrictions On Visitors In Hospitals & Dr Office
There are rules to follow, but you can now visit friends and family in the hospital or accompany family members to doctor visits.
‘Star Wars’ Stormtroopers Set Social Distancing Example at Disney
“Yeah, I’m going to need you to move one old male bantha’s length away, please.”
Bandit is our Pet of the Week on Wet Nose Wednesday
Bandit is a 2-year-old Chihuahua. Bandit has lived with dogs previously and would likely also do well with cats.
Gov. Whitmer to Lift Michigan's Stay-At-Home Order
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is lifting the state's stay-at-home order and allowing businesses such as retail, bars, and restaurants to reopen. The stay-at-home order went into effect on March 24.
CVS Pharmacy in Grand Rapids Opens Drive Thru COVID-19 Testing
CVS now has 1,000 testing sites across the country.
Pearl and Evelyn Are Pets of the Week on Wet Nose Wednesday
Pearl and Evelyn are a bonded pair of medium mixed breed dogs. Pearl and Evelyn are two perfect peas in a pod looking for a forever home together! Pearl (white) is the younger of the two at 4 years old, while Evelyn (black and white) is more mature at 8 years old.
Michigan Has The 5th Worst Health Infrastructure for Coronavirus
This doesn't necessarily mean that Michigan's health care infrastructure is particularly bad, but it does mean that we were probably ill prepared for the coronavirus pandemic.