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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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he has sent a letter to COVID vaccine-producer Pfizer asking to buy the shots directly.
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Success! Residents Schedule Vaccine Appointments in J.C.
Some residents in the area are reporting success in scheduling an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine in Johnson City.
Some Broome Weis Markets Administering COVID Vaccines
Southern Tier residents over the age of 65 are being signed up for the Moderna vaccine at some area Weis Markets’ pharmacies.
Unauthorized Vaccination Appointments in J.C. Voided
An unpublished scheduling link was shared without authorization allowing some appointments to be scheduled for state vaccination sites., including Binghamton.
Upstate New York Couple Flies to Florida to Get COVID Vaccine
As soon as it opened on January 4, the Rices started calling the number to make vaccination appointments in Florida, just north of their second home in Naples.
People Are Accidentally Throwing Out Their Stimulus Payments
Americans are accidentally throwing out their stimulus money because they look like junk mail.