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.
Pfizer Adding 250 More Jobs To Make Oral Covid Drug in Portage
Pfizer announced its new oral Covid-19 treatment, Paxlovid, will be manufactured in Portage, and the company will be investing $120 Million dollars and creating some 250 jobs to make that happen.
Michigan Judge Slams Holland Restaurant Owner and it’s Hilarious
A West Michigan woman disrespects the court and the judge throws the book at her.
A Michigan Teacher Quarantines in Bathroom After Testing Positive Mid-Flight
This West Michigan native ended up isolated in an airplane bathroom for over 3 hours after testing positive for Covid-19 on her way to Iceland.
Calhoun County Breaks Record for Number of COVID-19 Patients
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 reached a new record in Calhoun County.
A Battle Creek School is Back to Remote Learning Until November 22
Pennfield Schools is forced to move to virtual learning for grades K-12 following a staff shortage for transportation.
Why is United Airlines Dropping Service to Kalamazoo?
Here's what you need to know if you have a flight booked with United Airlines in or out of Kalamazoo.
Covid-19 Booster Rules Getting Complicated; Mix and Match Coming?
In a world that makes less and less sense every day, add this to the mix: Government doctors and regulators are deciding right now if it's a good idea to allow mixing and matching booster shots. In other words, if you got the Moderna vaccine, could you get a booster of the Pfizer vaccine?
A Battle Creek High School Moves to Virtual Learning Through October 18th
Pennfield High School has pivoted to virtual learning due to the number of students infected with COVID-19 and quarantined.
MDHHS: Here’s Who Needs to get the COVID Booster Shot Right Now
There's been some confusion over who is eligible for a booster dose of the COVID vaccine. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services spells it out.
Haunted Attraction Just Reopened in Ohio with 30,000 Live Bats
If Haunted Houses don't scare you anymore. How about 30,000 live bats during the Covid-19 pandemic?