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 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.
Could the End Be Near For Wearing a Mask on Mass Transit?
It's been a pain for having to wear masks on mass transit, planes, trains, busses, since the COVID pandemic began, but that may go away soon.
Michigan’s COVID Infection Rate Is Higher Than National Average
With the exception of Wayne and Macomb counties, all others in Michigan are still experiencing a rise in positive COVID cases.
Michigan’s First Case of the Omicron Variant is Found in Kent County
Michigan's first positive case of the omicron variant of coronavirus has been confirmed in Kent County.
Where To Get Your Covid-19 Booster Shots In West Michigan
Find out where to get your Covid booster shots in West Michigan.
Grand Rapids Griffins Announce New Policies And Protocols For 2021-22 Season
The 2021-22 season opener for the Grand Rapids Griffins is this Friday, October 15th and there are some new policies in place for fans.
Michigan Businesses Preparing For OSHA Vaccine Mandate Following Biden Speech
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce warns Michigan businesses that the OSHA federal vaccine mandate could be implemented soon.
COVID Risk Calculator Can Tell You Your Risk Of Catching COVID In Different Situations
With the delta variant of COVID-19 causing increases in COVID cases all across West Michigan, it's not a bad idea to know your risk of catching it when you go out.
68-Year-Old Michigan Meteorologist Leaves Upper Peninsula TV Job Over Jab
For more than 33 years Karl Bohnak has been a fixture on TV6 & FOX UP in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. As of last week, he had decided that leaving his place of employment was more important to him than getting a vaccine.