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.
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Your $600 Stimulus Check Could Arrive In Your Account Tonight
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August 2020 Recap: COVID Controversies and Concert Innovation
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July 2020 Recap: Rock Controversy Erupts Over Masks and Concerts
Musicians voiced their opinions and called for action as the pandemic continued through the summer.
May 2020: Rock Fights COVID-19 With Benefits and Lockdown Songs
The impact that the coronavirus would have on the music industry continued to dominate headlines.
March 2020 Recap: Coronavirus Arrives, Rock’s Plans Go Haywire
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Teacher ‘Farts’ During Zoom Class With Third Graders, Hilarity Ensues
“That was a big one,” one of the students said.