Coronavirus


The Connected Futures Initiative will provide free tablets and internet access to Detroit schools students. Photo via DPSCD Facebook.
Detroit Students Are Getting Free Laptops and Internet for the Fall

The technology and access will help promote distance learning during the pandemic.

A MI CORE member and teacher poses for a photo at the caucus's protest on the State Capitol lawn last week. Photo via MI CORE Facebook.
Teachers Union: ‘Schools Should Not Resume In-Person Instruction’

As districts across the state scramble for a viable plan of action, teachers want to move learning online.

Lynus Parker stands with his family outside of his Novi home, greeting well wishers shortly after being discharged for a near-90-day long hospital stay. Photo courtesy of Lynus Parker.
WATCH: This Michigan Man Took Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 and Still Ended Up on a Ventilator

Novi resident Lynus Parker needed help breathing for an entire month. But that was just the beginning.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a House Subcommittee on the Coronavirus crisis hearing, Friday, July 31, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP)
Dr. Fauci: Michigan’s Hydroxychloroquine Study Is ‘Flawed’

Here's why the nation's leading coronavirus expert testified that Henry Ford Hospital's study on the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine is inaccurate.

FILE - In a June 17, 2020, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer has extended Michigan's coronavirus emergency through Sept. 4, enabling her to keep in place restrictions designed to curb COVID-19. The Democratic governor on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, pointed to an uptick in cases. Since nearly two months ago, the seven-day statewide average is up six-fold, to about 700. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)
Gov. Whitmer Vetoes Bill Expanding Healthcare Providers’ Immunity During Pandemic

Legal loopholes are the source of a back-and-forth between Michigan's governor and the State Legislature.

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Miami of Ohio quarterback Brett Gabbert throws during the second half of the Mid-American Conference championship NCAA college football game against Central Michigan, in Detroit. The Mid-American Conference on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, became the first league competing at college football’s highest level to cancel its fall season because of COVID-19 concerns. With the MAC’s 12 schools facing a significant financial burden by trying to maintain costly coronavirus protocols, the conference’s university presidents made the decision to explore a spring season. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
After MAC Surrenders to the Pandemic, Will Other Leagues Follow?

Michigan college athletes will sit out due to the suspended season.

Medical personnel in the COVID-19 medical screening annex at NYC Health + Hospitals Metropolitan in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
COVID-19 Treatment Is Expensive. Under Biden’s Plan, Patients Wouldn’t Have to Pay for It.

Think Trump promised free COVID-19 coverage? Think again. Several drug companies are looking to make a profit, and the costs are likely be handed to the patient—with Trump's approval.