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Michigan’s first vaccine shipment could arrive as early as next week

In the wake of the GOP-led state Legislature losing valuable days from its dwindling Lame Duck session to a COVID-19 outbreak in the state...

Ingham Co. health officer is ‘unaware’ of Michigan House doing COVID-19...

While the Michigan House will not be holding committee meetings or sessions for the remainder of the week over concerns about COVID-19 spread, Ingham...

New: Ingham Co. orders mandatory quarantine for Oversight Committee participants after...

Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail on Monday ordered lawmakers, staff and others who attended the House Oversight Committee hearing in Lansing last Wednesday...

Plenty cooking in Lame Duck, but little COVID-19 action so far

There are a number of coronavirus-related bills that have been introduced in Michigan’s House and Senate. But even as the Legislature packs its agendas...

National Guard to help distribute COVID-19 vaccines, timeline for general public...

The Michigan National Guard will continue helping with COVID-19 response, including distributing the vaccine across the state once it’s available until March 31, Gov....

‘There is an end to this pandemic’ 

With the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine potentially arriving for Michigan’s frontline workers in a matter of weeks and the general public possibly...

CDC panel advises states to prioritize health care workers, nursing home...

WASHINGTON — Health care workers and residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities would be the first people in the United States...

225 K-12 schools, colleges face ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks

At least 218 public schools and 42 colleges and universities are reporting Monday new or ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks, according to the Department of Health...

Gonorrhea cases increase in Michigan, causing alarm

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is raising alarms about a 22% increase in gonorrhea cases.  In 2019, Michigan reported 18,264 gonorrhea...

Laura Packard: The Affordable Care Act saved my life. What happens...

Three years ago I walked into a doctor’s office with a nagging cough, and walked out with a stage 4 cancer diagnosis. I’m here,...

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