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Congress rebukes Trump’s bid to slash CDC funding amid coronavirus outbreak

WASHINGTON — U.S. House lawmakers resoundingly rebuffed a President Trump administration request to cut funding for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and...

Sanders petitions for free coronavirus vaccine, not planning to suspend rallies

As fears and concerns about the global outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to grow, Democratic presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) met...

Whitmer, Duggan reverse course on water shutoffs amid coronavirus concern

In an apparent change of mind, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) announced on Monday...

State Medicaid program waives copays for coronavirus tests, treatment

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has announced that the Michigan Medicaid program is waiving all co-pays and cost-sharing for testing and health care treatment related to...

DHHS increases coronavirus testing capacity, 8 tests pending

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Bureau of Laboratories has increased its testing capacity for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). DHHS says it...

Michigan to net $14.5M in coronavirus aid passed by Congress

The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate voted this week to approve an $8.3 billion emergency Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) package. According to a...

Senate Dems torch Trump admin for coronavirus response, Peters wants...

WASHINGTON — U.S. senators want Trump administration officials to be more forthcoming about coronavirus amid concerns the White House has given misinformation on the...

Whitmer creates task forces to tackle coronavirus

While Michigan has yet to see a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19), special task forces are being created to prevent the spread of the...

As Michigan preps for coronavirus, groups demand end to Detroit water...

Citing heightened concerns over public health risks, a coalition of Michigan-based social justice organizations released a letter Friday calling on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to...

Michigan lawmakers call out xenophobic reactions to coronavirus

In the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) reaching national public health emergency status, two Democratic Michigan lawmakers are condemning heightened hostility and racist...

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