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.
Kiss Crew Members Blame Guitar Tech Death on Lax COVID Protocols
Francis Stueber had worked with Paul Stanley since 2002.
Slash Reveals ‘Intense’ Guns N’ Roses Tour Restrictions
Guitarist says the band had to “keep it together” to avoid canceling shows amid pandemic.
Married Grand Rapids Couple Die One Minute Apart From Covid While Holding Hands
Cal Dunham, 59, and wife Linda, 66, died holding hands Sunday after contracting the coronavirus earlier this month. Both were fully vaccinated.
Paul Stanley Tests Positive for COVID, Kiss Postpone Show
Band and crew are entirely vaccinated and have been operating "in a bubble" while on tour.
Bruce Dickinson Tests Positive for COVID Despite Being Vaccinated
"I’ve pretty much got no doubt that had I not had the vaccine, I could be in serious trouble.”
Tempted To Make A Fake Vaccination Card With Current Conditions? Don’t! Here’s Why:
With cases on the rise, and much tighter restriction, there actually could be an influx of fake COVID vaccination cards.
Queen’s Brian May on Anti-Vaxxers: ‘I Think They’re Fruitcakes’
Guitarist also says of Eric Clapton, "[H]e’s my hero, but he has very different views from me in many ways.”
REO Speedwagon to COVID Deniers: ‘Call Me Back When You Catch It’
Frontman Kevin Cronin had some harsh words for those questioning the severity of the pandemic.
Live Nation Will Allow Artists to Require Vaccination for Shows
“We know people are eager to return to live events and we hope these measures encourage even more people to get vaccinated,” the company explains.