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.
Sister-in-Law Who Lives Rent Free With Brother Demands His Wife Pay for Wedding
The sister-in-law wants to have a lavish beach wedding overseas.
Disney World Guest Quarantines on Property After Testing Positive for COVID-19
She chronicled the experience on TikTok.
Disney World Just Dropped Their Face Mask Policy and Fans Have Some Serious Opinions
Too soon? Or not soon enough?
Here's Where You Can Find Free N95 Masks in Shreveport-Bossier
I know, I know. A lot of us would happy if we never had to wear a mask again, but not everyone has that option. In fact, if I'm being honest, the only mask I want to wear is a Mardi Gras mask, but that's not the world we live in anymore.
Olympics Quarantine Food So ‘Inedible’ Athletes Are ‘Crying Every Day’
We wouldn't want to eat the food, either.
Is Drinking Red Wine and Smoking Weed the Key to Avoiding COVID?
Not too long ago I told you about studies that had found that two acids found in cannabinoids can potentially prevent a COVID-19 infection. Word has it that red wine can do it, too. Reverse sin tax, anyone?
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.