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.
Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests Can Now be Ordered Online
It's about time.
Huh? Why Do You Have to Go In to Walmart for Home COVID Tests?
Now I never claimed to be the brightest, but explain this to me. Why would you have to go inside of Walmart to pick up an at-home COVID test that you ordered online when they offer curbside pickup?
Is Cannabis the Key to Stopping the Spread of COVID-19?
Laugh all you want at the idea of weed being a possible way to prevent infection by COVID-19, but there are actual studies that support the theory.
Here's An Open Letter of Apology to Everyone I Hugged Saturday
I haven't tested positive for COVID-19, nor do I have any symptoms, but two people in my group have tested positive within the last 16 hours and this girl is in quarantine.
Santa Offers Kids $100 to Get COVID Vax at Shreveport Mall
I don't know about you, but I'm not sure how I feel about this. The Louisiana Department of Health is using 'Santa' and a gift of $100 to entice kids to get the COVID vaccination at Mall St. Vincent with 'Shots with Santa.'
COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Available in Shreveport
The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to young children aged 5-11.
Quarantine to be Optional for COVID Exposed Bossier Parish Students
Parents and guardians of Bossier Parish Students received an email Friday (10/22/21) about upcoming new protocols when it comes to students being exposed to COVID-19.
John Bel Extends Louisiana’s Mask Mandate Another Month
Despite decreasing numbers, the Governor is keeping things 'as-is' for another month.
Will Mardi Gras Parades Return to Louisiana in 2022?
Will Louisiana miss another year of 'Letting the Good Times Roll' in 2022? Revelers statewide want to know!
Report: FDA Could Give Pfizer Vaccine Full Approval on Monday
The U.S. Federal Drug Administration is aiming to give the 2-shot Pfizer vaccine full approval on Monday, a full two weeks ahead of their Labor Day deadline.
Get Great Deals if You Cruise Out of New Orleans this Fall
If you're willing to roll the dice and cruise this fall, they're offering some incredible deals when you leave from the Port of New Orleans!