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.
Has COVID Finally Left Michigan?
Coronavirus doesn't get the media attention it once did. Here's a look at the current numbers in Mid-Michigan.
Michigan was the 10th Least Safe State During The COVID Pandemic
When it came to COVID, Michigan didn't quite make the list of safe practices.
MSU Student Develops New, Low Cost COVID-19 Test
A Michigan State University student has developed a COVID-19 test that delivers faster results and is said to come with a lower price tag.
Disney Parks To Require Face Masks Again as COVID Cases Surge
See Disney's list of requirements for an acceptable face mask.
Mid-Michigan: We Don’t Fall In The CDC Risk Category For Revised Mask Guidelines
That new guideline applies to those who have even been vaccinated.
This Man Jumped into Lake Michigan 365 Days Straight
Saturday, June, 12th marked exactly one year since this Chicago man started his daily Lake Michigan dive. Here's why.
MSU Students No Longer Required To Wear Masks If Fully Vaccinated
Michigan State University made an update to their mask policy, after nearly a year now of having to wear a mask in and around the campus.
Free Admission To Potter Park Zoo If You Attend Their Free Vaccine Clinic
Get free admission to Potter Park Zoo when you get a COVID-19 shot at the zoo's free clinic.
Lansing Community Centers To Reopen After Being Closed
An executive directive and an executive order were signed earlier by Mayor Andy Shor, adjusting a few of the restrictions that have been in place due to COVID-19.
Lansing Lugnuts Change Mask Policy At Stadium
The Lugnuts just recently announced that they are going to be changing their mask policy at the stadium for those who elect to outdoor seating this season, effective immediately.