COVID Update – December 11, 2020

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, Michigan should receive about 84,000 doses from Pfizer. Assuming Moderna’s vaccine receives approval next week, Michigan expects approximately 173,000 doses before the end of the year.

The Governor’s Press Conference

Also yesterday, Governor Whitmer announced the creation of the Protect Michigan Commission, a bipartisan commission to teach Michiganders about the new coronavirus vaccines and to encourage everyone to get vaccinated. The plan is to include a group of at least 50 people from diverse backgrounds on this new commission. If you want to be a member, you can apply online by December 28.

More Good News

Recent metrics for case rates, positivity rates, and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have all decreased throughout the state. The graph below shows daily cases in Michigan. It clearly shows that Michigan’s second surge could be winding down. With at least one vaccine rolling out, we can finally see a light at the end of this very long tunnel.

graph of daily coronavirus cases in Michigan


Things Are Looking Up

With a return to more “normal” activities looking up, there’s no better time to make plans for growing your business. Let’s talk about how we can help you reach your customers now and throughout 2021. We’re happy to meet in person (socially distanced of course) or virtually (Zoom or Teams anyone?). Send us an email at or give call us 800-887-1959. Extend Your Reach offers a full array of services, and we’d like to put our skills to work for you.


Stay safe!

Jay Gillotte
CEO, Extend Your Reach

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