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Who will get a booster shot? A Q&A about what the feds are saying

BY: - September 23, 2021

Updated 8:44 a.m., 9/24/2021, with information about frontline workers being added to the list of those who will be eligible for the booster shot. WASHINGTON — Booster shots soon will begin rolling out to some Americans who received the two-shot vaccine made by Pfizer—after a contentious and confusing federal approval process that isn’t over yet. […]

FDA panel backs COVID-19 booster shots only for seniors and high-risk Americans

BY: - September 18, 2021

WASHINGTON — A federal health advisory panel wrestled Friday with whether to widely authorize a booster dose of Pfizer’s two-shot COVID-19 vaccine for most Americans, ultimately recommending that a third dose be offered only to older or higher-risk individuals. The Biden administration had hoped that states could begin rolling out a wide national booster shot […]

Putting on pandemic pounds: State obesity rates hit all-time highs

BY: - September 16, 2021

WASHINGTON — The number of states with high obesity among residents has nearly doubled since 2018, according to new data Wednesday from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Michigan was one of 16 states that had obesity rates among adult residents of at least 35% last year, with 35.2%. Iowa, Ohio, Delaware and […]

If you’re unvaccinated, you’re 11 times more likely to die of COVID: CDC study

BY: - September 12, 2021

Those who didn’t get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 were 11 times more likely to die of the virus than those who got their shots, according to a new study from the the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention People who weren’t fully immunized also were than 10 times more likely to be hospitalized from […]

NEW: Despite safety warnings, a metro Detroit doctor is prescribing ivermectin to COVID-19 patients

BY: - September 3, 2021

A metro Detroit doctor is prescribing ivermectin to patients with COVID-19, despite the state, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strongly urging against it.  Ivermectin is usually used to treat head lice or parasitic worms in humans, horses and other livestock, but misinformation fueled by right-wing figures […]

Doctors warn horse-dewormer can be lethal, so why are people taking it for COVID-19?

BY: - September 2, 2021

Medication that is usually used to treat parasites has become the latest  COVID-19 conspiracy treatment, but doctors are trying to fight misinformation, stressing it isn’t proven to help treat the virus. In fact, physicians warn the drug can have detrimental side effects in humans if taken incorrectly.  Medical professionals have studied whether or not ivermectin, […]

CDC: All 83 Michigan counties have ‘high’ or ‘substantial’ community COVID-19 spread

BY: - August 27, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Friday that a total of 941,678 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 20,230 have died from the virus — an additional 3,958 cases and 69 deaths since Wednesday. The new numbers combine Thursday’s and Friday’s recorded cases and deaths, with an average of 1,979 […]

State reports 4,197 new COVID-19 cases, 37 deaths since Wednesday

BY: - August 20, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Friday that a total of 929,574 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 20,113 have died from the virus — an additional 4,197 cases and 37 deaths since Wednesday. The new numbers combine Thursday’s and Friday’s recorded cases and deaths, with an average of 2,098 […]

State says Michigan is ready for COVID-19 booster shots rolling out next month

BY: - August 18, 2021

WASHINGTON — Top U.S. health officials announced a plan Wednesday to begin offering COVID-19 booster shots to Americans starting Sept. 20, with the scheduling of the additional shot to be based on when a person was fully vaccinated. The new round of jabs will be extended to those who received the two-dose vaccine from either Pfizer or Moderna, and can be […]

National Park Service renews mask mandate for all visitors

BY: - August 17, 2021

The National Park Service on Monday reinstated a mask mandate for all visitors, workers and volunteers at NPS buildings and crowded outdoor areas, regardless of vaccination status. In May, the agency said it would require only unvaccinated people to wear masks. Recently, as the delta variant of the coronavirus has led to a spike in […]

Detroit, state leaders promote 3rd COVID-19 shot for the immunocompromised

BY: - August 16, 2021

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan on Monday announced the city will reopen TCF Center as a COVID-19 vaccination site for people who have compromised immune systems. The city, Duggan said, is armed with 30,000 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine. The move comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday approved […]

CDC: 90% of Michigan counties have ‘high’ or ‘substantial’ COVID-19 spread

BY: - August 13, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Friday that a total of 919,133 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 20,011 have died from the virus — an additional 3,127 cases and 29 deaths since Friday. The new numbers combine Thursday’s and Friday’s recorded cases and deaths, with an average of 1,564 […]