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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How can you even think about making a dinner reservation for outdoor dining in January?
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The Trumbull EMS chief told Hearst Connecticut Media, the patient "was actually dead."
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The Brookfield School District announced this week that they will be switching back to virtual learning for the next few weeks.
CT Governor Lamont Unveils Program to Assist Small Businesses
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Some CT Towns Lay Out Their Own Trick-or-Treating Guidelines
Where do you stand on trick-or-treating and Halloween parties?
5,000 CT Students Have Never Logged in for Virtual-Learning
Hundreds of CT students have not once logged in to virtual learning!
Governor Lamont Announces Grant For Connecticut’s Arts Community
Governor Ned Lamont announced a grant program is in place to help support Connecticut's arts community.
2nd Wave of Spanish Flu Epidemic Cripples CT in Oct.1918
It seems inevitable that the second wave of coronavirus is coming at us like an out of control landslide. According to a New York Times article, in October of 1918, the second wave of the Spanish Flu hit hard, claiming nearly 200,000 lives in only one month, and that's just in the United States…