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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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An unpublished scheduling link was shared without authorization allowing some appointments to be scheduled for state vaccination sites., including Binghamton.
Grim COVID Milestones Passed in Broome/ Nursing Home Hotspots
Broome County passes another couple of grim milestones in the history of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vaccination Site Planned at Former JC Newspaper Printing Facility
A mass Covid-19 immunization site is being set up at the former Gannett newspaper printing facility in Johnson City.
Broome Ready for Mass Vaccinations Once Shots Arrive
Broome County Executive Jason Garnar says the County is ready to begin mass vaccinations for COVID-19 once those shots arrive.