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.
Watch Martin Scorsese’s New Short Film About Life in Quarantine
Even great directors are sitting around watching movies.
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.
How COVID-19 Suddenly Halted Music, and What May Be Next
At first, the threat actually ran parallel to business as usual.
Husband Has To Get Creative For Hospital Date Nights With His Pregnant Wife
Bob Conlin and Shona Moeller were expecting their first child and Shona ended up on bed rest, but with everything going on Bob couldn't be in the hospital room with her. So, Bob decided to bring date nights to Shona through the hospital window...
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.
FireKeepers Casino Hotel Will Reopen Monday with Limited Capacity
More than just adding hand sanitizers and regular disinfecting schedules, other changes have been made to keep guests and employees safe.
Hard Rock Stadium Is Becoming a Gigantic Drive-In Theater
Ever wanted a watch a movie on the field of a football stadium?
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.