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.
Broome Substitutes Pfizer for J&J Vaccines, Still Has Lots of Doses
Broome and other counties are substituting the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine and keeping appointments for anyone who had scheduled a J&J shot this week.
Broome Reports COVID Death/Bradford Posts Big Jump in Cases
Bradford County in the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania has showed an enormous jump in the number of coronavirus infections over the past week.
Binghamton Mayor Calls Continued Bar Curfew “Unnecessary”
Binghamton Mayor David (R) says the state’s decision to extend the 11p.m. curfew for food and beverage establishments is “unfortunate and unnecessary.”
Hundreds of COVID-19 Vaccines Available in Broome County
Broome County is showing hundreds of appointments opening up for both the Johnson and Johnson single-dose and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
Broome J&J COVID Vaccine Clinics Unaffected by Supply Dip
New York State says it has received just over 34,900 of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for the upcoming week, an 88% drop in doses.
New York Goes Along With Reduced Distance Between Students
New York State is going along with the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and will allow students in public schools to sit closer together.
Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Urges Fans to Get COVID-19 Vaccination
Rocker encourages people to get "the jab" so that live music can return quickly.
‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Is Now the Biggest Film of the Pandemic
Move over ‘Tenet.’
Alcohol To-Go Stays a Little Longer, Governor Extends Deliveries in New York
Alcohol to-go is staying a little longer in New York. Restaurants and bars will be allowed to continue serving takeout cocktails and wine for another 30 days.