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Michiganders will need to add mosquitos to the growing list of potentially harmful environmental factors to avoid this summer. Photo via Shutterstock.
First Mosquito-Borne Virus Confirmed in a Michigander This Year

Michigan health officials are contending with yet another virus.

Many of Michigan's elderly nursing home residents cannot accept visitors. Photo via Shutterstock.
Testing for Everyone: A Look at How Gov. Whitmer Is Protecting Michiganders in Nursing Homes

Michigander Brianna Patman says the move could help facilities "actually take care of the people they’ve committed to take care of."

In this June 8, 2020, file photo, Rodney Ott, owner of The Loft, makes mixed drinks from behind the bar for patrons as he reopens fully for the first time amid the coronavirus outbreak in downtown Flint, Mich.
Bars Are Giant Petri Dishes for COVID-19. That’s Why States Are Closing Them Down Again.

Many large outbreaks of COVID-19 have been tied directly to bars. An Orlando, Florida, bar has been linked to as many as 150 cases and more than 130 infections have been tied to a single bar in East Lansing, Michigan.

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Watch This Michigan Nonprofit’s Free Webinar on Black Breastfeeding, Trauma and Resilience

Healthcare disparities bar Black women from reaching their breastfeeding goals and contribute to disproportionate infant mortality rates. Michigan Breastfeeding Network is working to rectify that, and this webinar is one of their tools for education and support.

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The Pandemic Has Deepened Michigan’s Mental Health Crisis. These Hotlines Are Here To Help.

Thousands of Michiganders have turned to the state's new peer warmline and counseling hotline to help weather the pandemic.

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States With GOP Govs May See Big Death Spike

The COVID-19 pandemic is hitting harder in counties where President Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 general election.

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If Someone You Know Is Posting About ‘Plandemic,’ Share This Article With Them

The film has become by far the most widespread and dangerous source of coronavirus-related misinformation on the Internet to date.