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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Several New York restaurants are getting financial help thanks to the Barstool Fund.
Downtown Binghamton Fitness Center Closes After 12 Years
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Binghamton Devils To Play 2021 AHL Season In New Jersey
The AHL announced on January 4 that the Binghamton Devils will play the 2021 season in Newark, New Jersey.
Cuomo Announces Plan To Have Fans At Bills 1st Playoff Game
Governor Cuomo announced an official plan to allow fans to attend the Bills first postseason game.
NYSPHSAA Announces Updated Dates for High School Sports To Begin
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Syracuse Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim Tests Positive For COVID-19
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Governor Cuomo Overturns Call On Fans At Bills Games
Bills fans holding out hope to get to a game in the near future will have to wait it out a little longer.