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.
Looking Back at El Paso and the COVID-19 Pandemic One Year Ago
Let's hop in the wayback machine and take a look at where El Paso was just one year ago.
Tenacious D’s Kyle Gass Rounds Up Jack Black, Amy Lee + More for ‘Vaccinated’
John C. Reilly, Steve Lukather and others join in as well.
New Stores and Restaurants Are Coming to Sunland Park Mall
Did the pandemic actually help malls?
It’s Time To Get Your 2nd COVID-19 Vaccine From EPISD
Here are a couple of things you need to know about how to get your second dose from EPISD.
Entire State of Texas Reports Zero COVID-Related Deaths on May 16
For the first time in over a year, the entire state of Texas was able to report ZERO COVID-19 related deaths.
No, Magnetism Isn't a Side Effect of the COVID-19 Vaccine
People have been sharing videos of magnets "sticking" to their arms after getting the vaccine. Yeah, it's all BS.
Immunize El Paso To Give Pfizer Shots To Kids 12 And Older On Thursday
Here's how you get your child's appointment for the Pfizer vaccine this week.
Crazy Video Shows Possibly Drunk Driver Taking Out Dumpster In Central El Paso
Three wild videos that show the Five Points area could use some stepped up police presence at night to prevent this kind of thing from happening.
India's 'Double Mutant' COVID-19 Variant Shows Up in Texas
There's a variant of COVID-19 with several mutations that has made its way to Texas.
Will There Be A Fireworks Ban In El Paso County This 4th Of July?
Could there be a partial ban or will County Commissioners shut it all down this year?
EP Convention Center Opens for No Appointment, Walk-In Vaccines
The El Paso Convention Center is opening up for walk-in, no appointment vaccines.