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Backed by millions in public and private cash, rapid COVID tests...

Scientists and lawmakers agree that over-the-counter covid tests could allow desk workers to settle back into their cubicles and make it easier to reopen...

CDC director contradicts Whitmer, says Michigan needs shutdown to control COVID-19...

Contrary to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s current strategy of prioritizing mass vaccinations to quell Michigan’s worst COVID-19 outbreak yet, the Centers for Disease Control and...

Whitmer calls for voluntary 2-week pause for schools, sports, as COVID-19...

Michigan has reached the milestone of 5 million vaccinations administered, but Gov. Gretchen Whitmer expressed concern Friday that the state is now experiencing its...

Biden cancels Michigan’s Medicaid work requirements

Updated with comments from Whitmer and Gilchrist, 2:43 p.m., 4/7/21 President Joe Biden rescinded Michigan’s Medicaid work requirements this week, reversing restrictions that had been...

Stabenow, Tlaib highlight need for more behavioral health clinics amid COVID-19...

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) and U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) and advocates said Thursday that more certified behavioral health clinics are needed in...

So you’re vaccinated against COVID. Now what?

Updated, 7:10 a.m., 3/30/21 As you surely know, this country’s COVID-19 vaccination effort has been plagued by major birth pangs: registration snafus, poor communication, faulty...

Gilchrist wants GOP lawmakers to show ‘leadership’ on fighting COVID-19, getting...

Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist said last week it is “absolutely ridiculous” that GOP lawmakers have fought a nationally recognized tool designed to reduce the...

The spring surge: Michigan’s COVID case rates, hospitalizations soar

Updated, 3:05 p.m., 3/26/21 with comments from DHHS While the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel may be getting closer as more vaccines...

Despite GOP criticism, DHHS director Hertel’s appointment stands

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s appointment of Department of Health and Human Services Director Elizabeth Hertel made it past the opposition of many Senate Republicans Tuesday. On...

Health officials worry that COVID cases are climbing, even as state...

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Wednesday that a total of 615,792 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 15,810...

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