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.
Coronavirus in Connecticut
Thousands of CT Residents May Get Vaccine Earlier Than Expected
The 65-74 age group moves to the back of the vaccine line.
Brookfield Restaurant Owner Comments on Extended Outdoor Dining
How do you feel about indoor dining?
Top Doctor on Possible Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 Vaccine
Dr. Rajeev Fernando is one of New York's top infectious disease specialists, and this week he answers your COVID-19 questions, one about any possible long term effects of the vaccine.
Prostate Cancer Drug Moves to Phase 1 Trial in New Haven
There's new hope for prostate cancer patients.
Connecticut Workers Protest Demanding Assistance for Restaurants
Should COVID restrictions be lifted for CT restaurants?
Indoor Dining to Shut Down in NYC, No Plans for Connecticut
Cuomo shutting down indoor dining in NYC...
Top Doctor Rates the Risk of Getting COVID-19 In Certain Places
Dr. Rajeev Fernando is one of New York's top infectious disease specialists, and this week he rates the risk of coming in contact with COVID-19 when we're going to different places during the pandemic.
Danbury Mayor on City Hall Shutdown + Lockdowns vs The Economy
There's always a lot of things happening in the city of Danbury, and every week, Mayor Mark Boughton fills us in on what's going on.
Christopher Columbus Statue in Waterbury Has Head Reattached
Should we do away with Christopher Columbus statues?