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.
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.
Officials: Stop Taking Animal Medicine to Protect Against COVID
The FDA has had to issue a warning to COVID sufferers about the dangers of using a horse and cow de-wormer to treat their symptoms.
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.
Disney Parks To Require Face Masks Again as COVID Cases Surge
See Disney's list of requirements for an acceptable face mask.
CDC To Reverse Mask Policy; Vaccinated Americans Should Wear Them Indoors
The announcement will be made around 3 pm ET.
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…
‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ Resumes Tapings With Audiences in June
Stephen Colbert is ready to return to the Ed Sullivan Theater.
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.