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.
Cuomo: Phase Two Reopening Can Now Start in Southern Tier
After a review of the latest coronavirus data, Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that more businesses can reopen in five upstate New York regions.
WWII Plane to Fly Over Southern Tier on D-Day Anniversary
On the anniversary of D-Day, a special WWII plane that flew over the beach in Normandy will fly over portions of the Southern Tier to honor essential employees.
NHLPA Approves 24-Team Playoff
The NHLPA Executive Board had a call on Thursday to discuss the proposed 24-team playoff structure for the NHL’s return to play. On Friday, the NHLPA officially announced approval of the 24-team structure and authorized further negotiations with the NHL in pursuing the return to play.
Major League Baseball Proposes Crazy New Rules To Avoid COVID19
While some sports are already coming back like NASCAR, others are trying to find new ways to safely start their season. For baseball, they're proposing some tight rules.
Former Sabre Ryan Miller To Auction Memorabilia For FeedMore WNY
If you're looking for some classic Buffalo Sabres memorabilia from the team's last great era -- Ryan Miller has the hook up.