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.
Where Can You Get Vaccine in Shreveport This Week?
You have several opportunities to get the Covid-19 vaccine this week.
Manufacturing Issues Delay J&J Vaccine Shipment to Louisiana
Louisiana health officials say the Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be more plentiful now that a manufacturing issue has been resolved.
COVID Pandemic: Louisiana State Health Officials Expressing Optimism
The number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital is below 500 for the first time since the early days of the pandemic.
Louisiana Restaurants and Bars to Benefit from Biden Relief Bill
Restauranteurs and bar owners will want to be a part of an online seminar on Monday explaining how to qualify for their share of the federal funds.
Sunday Marks One Year Since Louisiana’s First COVID Death
Earlier this week, Louisiana crossed the one-year mark since our first COVID-19 case. This weekend, we'll cross another grim milestone.
COVID Hospitalizations Near Record Lows in Louisiana
Hospitalization numbers in Louisiana are the lowest they've been since the start of the pandemic.
Biden Signs $1.9T Relief Bill Before Speech to Nation
President Joe Biden signed into law the $1.9 trillion relief package that he says will help the U.S. defeat the coronavirus and nurse the economy back to health.
Congress OKs $1.9T Virus Relief Bill in Win for Biden, Dems
Congress has sent President Joe Biden the landmark $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.
Orange Beach Takes Measures To Prevent Spring Break Crowds
City officials have closed a beach that has been very popular with the spring break crowd in years past.