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.
Covid Cases in Nursing Homes Drop 82% According to Report
The American Healthcare Association and the National Center for Assisted Living are reporting that cases dropped to their lowest level since the government began tracking weekly cases in nursing homes in May 2020.
Louisiana Officials – Horse Medicine Not Proven to Treat COVID
Ivermectin has been widely used as a heartworm preventative and antiparasitic, it's not been proven to be effective against COVID-19
NOLA Not Moving to Phase 3 With the Rest of Louisiana
Mayor LaToya Cantrell said that New Orleans will remain in a modified Phase 2 for the time being
Louisiana Fire Marshal Explains Live Music Venue Restrictions
Phase 3 in Louisiana will allow for live music in clubs and bars but venues will have to meet certain conditions to host live performances.
Phase Three Welcome News for Struggling Louisiana Businesses
Business leaders from across the state are optimistic that Louisiana and the nation are about to put the restrictions of the pandemic behind them.
NOLA Archdiocese: J&J Vaccine Uses “Morally Compromised” Cell Lines
The New Orleans Roman Catholic Archdiocese called the Johnson and Johnson COVID vaccine’s ethics into question, saying it uses “morally compromised” abortion-derived cell lines.
Louisiana is the Worst State for Kids During the Pandemic
Mississippi ranked 49th, and Texas was close behind at 48th.
Merck Plans To Make Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine
The partnership will likely move up the date for COVID-19 vaccine surplus in the United States
Gov. Edwards Holding COVID-19 Press Conference Today
Governor Edwards will hold a press conference today and is expected to announce if Louisiana will stay or move forward from Phase 2.