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.
Johnson and Johnson Vaccine Is on the Way to Shreveport
A new option for a Covid-19 vaccine is on the way. The Johnson and Johnson one dose COVID-19 vaccine has gotten emergency use authorization from the FDA and doses have been shipped to providers across the nation.
Can Shreveport Schools Spend a Free $66 Million This Year?
School systems across the nation have gotten millions of dollars in pandemic relief money, but the problem now is will the school leaders find a way to spend the money.
LSU Shreveport Researcher Discovers 7 Coronavirus Variants
The Virus is changing.
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Quarantining After Potential COVID-19 Exposure
It's the second time the couple have had to quarantine due to potential exposure to COVID-19.
What Businesses Are Big Covid Spreaders in Louisiana?
What are the top 5 businesses where covid cases are popping up in Louisiana?
Louisiana Educators Want Governor to Elevate Vaccine Priority
The head of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers believes that Governor Edwards should re-evaluate the COVID vaccination priority order.