COVID-19

Despite doctors’ pleas, most kids under 5 aren’t getting vaccinated against COVID-19

BY: - August 10, 2022

It’s been nearly two months since the federal government approved the COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5, but an overwhelming majority of Michiganders in that age group are still not vaccinated. According to the state, as of Aug. 3, less than 4% of children under 5 in the state have received one dose of the […]

Community risk level rises to high as Michigan reports 20,173 new COVID-19 cases in the last week

BY: - August 9, 2022

Community risk levels are rising across Michigan as coronavirus cases continue to increase, according to a weekly report from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released Tuesday. The department reports a total of 2,708,622 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, an additional 16,137 cases compared to the […]

Whitmer tests positive for COVID-19 for the first time

BY: - August 9, 2022

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced late Monday that she had tested positive for COVID-19. “Thankfully, I am only experiencing mild symptoms after being fully vaccinated and twice boosted,” said Whitmer in the statement. Whitmer said she last tested negative on Monday afternoon and that following standard protocol, all of her close contacts on Monday will be […]

Michigan remains in bottom half of states for child well-being

BY: - August 9, 2022

After seeing a small improvement last year, Michigan children remain in the bottom half of states when it comes to their well-being. That’s according to several indicators in the 2022 Kids Count Data Book, released Monday by the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation. The 50-state report of recent household data analyzed how children and families […]

Dixon joins far-right leaders at CPAC to drag Whitmer, Trump calls kidnapping plot ‘fake’

BY: - August 8, 2022

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon shared a stage last week at the 2022 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas with former President Donald Trump, who sang her praises, and autocratic Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Orban, who is known for his attacks on LGBTQ+ rights and immigration, kicked off the far-right conference Thursday, with […]

Community risk levels rise as Michigan reports 20,173 new COVID-19 cases in the last week

BY: - August 2, 2022

Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in Michigan according to a weekly report from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released Tuesday. The department reports a total of 2,692,485 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, an additional 20,173 cases compared to the previous week’s increase of […]

Biden tests positive for COVID-19 again in ‘rebound’ infection

BY: - July 31, 2022

WASHINGTON — The White House announced that President Joe Biden tested positive again for COVID-19 late Saturday morning in what his physician said represented “rebound” positivity. “The President has experienced no reemergence of symptoms, and continues to feel quite well,” his physician, Dr. Kevin C. O’Connor, said in a letter to press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre released by […]

How Trump’s footprint is all over Michigan’s race for governor

BY: and - July 30, 2022

Days before Michigan’s Republican gubernatorial primary on Tuesday, former President Donald Trump made an announcement some of his supporters had begged him not to do: He just might endorse right-wing media personality Tudor Dixon for governor.  “Giving Tudor Dixon a good, hard look,” Trump wrote Friday morning on Truth Social, the social media company he […]

Here’s how COVID-era policies bolstered economic security for Michigan children

BY: - July 29, 2022

COVID-era policies lifted many Michigan families with children out of poverty and helped them secure affordable housing, according to a new report by the Michigan League for Public Policy (MLPP), a Lansing-based think tank.  Now advocates are worried about what it will mean for children in the state if those extra resources end.  The new […]

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations increase in Michigan, state reports

BY: - July 26, 2022

Coronavirus cases are continuing to rise in Michigan according to a weekly report released Tuesday from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The department reports a total of 2,672,312 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, an additional 19,653 cases compared to the previous week’s increase of 16,445 […]

Biden: ‘I’m feeling much better than I sound’ after COVID diagnosis

BY: - July 22, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has begun using an albuterol inhaler intermittently to treat symptoms related to COVID-19, but is feeling well, according to White House officials and the president on Friday. “I’m feeling much better than I sound,” Biden said during a virtual meeting on gas prices with his economic advisers Friday afternoon.   When […]

Jill Biden during Detroit school visit: ‘See how far we’ve come since March two years ago’

BY: - July 21, 2022

First lady Jill Biden on Thursday touted a set of summer enrichment classes carried out at Schulze Academy for Technology and Arts on Detroit’s northwest side. Biden, a career college English professor, thanked the state’s largest school district and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for their local and state efforts to support public school education, particularly […]