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.
Photos: Large At Sparrow Drive Thru Services For Covid-19 Testing
Photo Gallery: See my journey with the wonderful folks at the Sparrow Drive Thru facility for my Covid-19 swab and antibody test.
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.
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.
Michigan Secretary of State Offices Reopen Monday by Appointment
The Michigan Secretary of State has announced that all offices will reopen June 1 by appointment only for essential transactions that are not available online, by mail, or at a self-service station.
CVS Pharmacy in Grand Rapids Opens Drive Thru COVID-19 Testing
CVS now has 1,000 testing sites across the country.
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.
Ride the Cedar Point Roller Coasters Virtually
This is usually the time of year we start to plan our annual trek to Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio. This year is so different... Because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the park remains closed. But you can still ride the roller coasters -- virtually.
COVID-19 is Unlikely to Spread in a Swimming Pool or Hot Tub
Go ahead and relax on your pool float.