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 COVID-19 Vaccines and Dinner for Broome Veterans
Pop up COVID vaccine clinics for veterans and their immediate families will be held this month to give the vaccine to veterans along with a bonus free meal.
SUNY Prepares to Vaccinate Students Against COVID-19
The State University of New York says it has plans to vaccinate students against COVID-19.
Town of Owego Raises Flags Back to Pre-Pandemic Level
Town of Owego officials say flags are flying at full staff again after flags were lowered in honor of COVID victims across the state last year.
Southern Tier Counties Add COVID Vaccine Clinics Including J&J One-Dose
Vaccination clinics are rapidly being added around the Southern Tier including some for the frequently requested one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot.
Not Quite There Yet, but March Job Economy Skyrockets
While our job economy isn't exactly where we'd like it to be, things are definitely starting to improve in exciting ways.
Emotionally Charged Google Ad Chronicles COVID-19 Search Terms, Ends With Vaccine Call-to-…
The commercial has been viewed 6.6 million times as of publishing time.
Watch Mariah Carey Hit a Whistle Note While Receiving Her COVID Vaccine
Who knew Mimi was scared of needles?
Raise Your Hand if You’re Over All of the Virtual Meetings
Anyone else feel like the pandemic has caused an insurgence of completely unnecessary work video meetings? All the meetings, all the time. It's almost too much.