In a press conference yesterday, Governor Whitmer provided an update on Michigan’s coronavirus situation. She acknowledged that officials are watching closely for a surge due to the recent end-of-year holiday season. When asked if the pause will be extended or revised, she responded “I would anticipate some more days of data before a determination is

Here’s a quick update on the coronavirus vaccines. So far, more than 166,000 doses have been distributed across the state, and more than 26,000 doses have been administered. Another 120,000 doses—half from Pfizer and half from Moderna—arrive this week, with a similar number of doses arriving next week. More than 300 distribution sites continue vaccinating

Pfizer’s vaccine is working its way around the country. Michigan hospitals were among the first to receive their doses because Pfizer is located in Kalamazoo, MI. Front line hospital staff began receiving vaccines as early as Monday. And according to latest reports, the US is in discussions with Pfizer for tens of millions more doses

Yesterday, the FDA’s Vaccine Advisory Panel heard testimony regarding Pfizer’s cornonavirus vaccine. After debate, the panel recommend the FDA approve emergency authorization use for the first vaccine. Regulators in Great Britain, Canada, and Bahrain have already approved the vaccine for use in their countries. Pfizer plans to start shipping doses immediately. According to Governor Whitmer,

We waited a little longer to send this email due to Governor Whitmer’s scheduled press conference yesterday at 1:30 pm. Although the governor did not address lifting or extending the current 3-week “Pause to Save Lives,” she did discuss the work of Michigan’s COVID-19 Task Force on Racial Disparities led by Lieutenant Governor Garlin Chilchrist

Every day we hear about rising cases and making sure we’re following CDC safety guidelines such as wearing masks, social distancing, and avoiding large gatherings with people from multiple households. On Sunday evening Governor Whitmer, along with the MDHHS, announced a new 3-week public safety order closing high schools and colleges for in-person instruction, halting

As new cases and positivity rates continue to rise, we have to keep looking for positives where we can find them. Total Recovered Cases is up to 128,981 (as of November 6) and overall mortality rates keep falling. Michigan’s is now down to 3.4%; nationwide it stands at 2.3%. As previously mentioned, improved treatments and

With daily new coronavirus cases still rising, it’s easy to understand why so many people are concerned. In fact, over the last 7 to 10 days, we’ve seen record numbers of new daily cases—higher than last spring—and average positivity rates are up to about 5%. Unfortunately, these indicators are moving in the wrong direction. But

It seems that all the news about coronavirus lately is discouraging. Daily new cases and the 7-day average positivity rate are still elevated in Michigan. In fact, On October 18 the daily positivity rate rose to 6.14%. Thankfully the next day it was back down to 4.8%, but that’s still higher than officials would like

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