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.
Dr. Anthony Fauci Weighs In on Connecticut COVID Briefing
Dr. Fauci went on to talk about how "Connecticut is in a good place" and we are in a favorable position to keeping those numbers low.
Boaters Appear to Visit Candlewood Lake Islands Despite Closure
Various Candlewood Lake islands owned by Eversource were supposed to be off-limits this past weekend. But were they?
Dr. Anthony Fauci Set to Join Gov. Lamont for COVID-19 Briefing
The State of Connecticut will be hearing from a very special guest Monday afternoon (August 3) during Governor Ned Lamont's daily COVID-19 briefing.
Eversource Backs Down on Connecticut Electricity Rate Hike
Is this real? Did Eversource listen to the public outcry about the rise in their electricity rates?
Connecticut H.S. Sports to Return This Fall With Shorter Seasons
As the debate continues about how to send students back to school safely, the CIAC just announced that High School sports will be back when the fall semester starts.
Candlewood Lake Islands Will Close to Prevent COVID Spread
Local public officials have asked FirstLight Power to officially shut down access to specific Candlewood Lake islands.
Great Photos of Danbury Residents Fishing on Candlewood Lake
Summertime... and the livin' is easy. Fish are jumpin and there's a fly in my eye...
CT Schools Get the Thumbs Up for Online and In-Class Instruction
It's official, the State of CT has now added another back to school option.
After 56 Days in Danbury Hospital Firefighter Beats COVID-19
Take it from the firefighter who spent 56 days in the hospital fighting for his life, COVID-19 is the real deal.