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Michigan Teachers Race to Get Vaccinated in Time to Return to Classrooms

As teachers race to get vaccinated in time to return to classrooms March 1, the former president's lack of national strategy has some school districts faring better than others.

Registered nurse Paula Levesque, left, administers a second Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine shot to registered nurse Giulia Heiden at Beaumont Health in Southfield, Mich., Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021.
Michigan Doctors Frustrated at Vaccine Supply Uncertainty

Reaching herd immunity by August is possible if Michigan almost doubles how many vaccinations it performs every day, but supply issues continue to hold the state back.

Boxes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped at the Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan on December 13, 2020. - The Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine was  to begin leaving the company's Michigan factory on Sunday, ready to be injected into the arms of millions of the most vulnerable Americans as the global death toll topped 1.6 million.
How Michigan’s Long History With Pfizer Paved the Way for the COVID Vaccine

Still overcoming a rocky vaccine rollout, Michigan and Pfizer have drawn on a deep, shared history to overcome the setbacks.

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 10: A medical worker administers a Flu vaccination during a free flu clinic vaccination event held by Meijer at Comerica Park on November 10, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. With Covid-19 cases skyrocketing around the US medical professionals fear that a bad flu season will only make things worse and further fill hospitals and deplete medical supplies around the nation. (Photo by Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images)
Michigan’s Convention Centers Will Become Mass Vaccination Sites

Convention centers from coast to coast, both in Michigan and nationwide, are preparing to vaccinate as many as 20,000 people a day.

A researcher at Aalborg University looks at samples from behind a safety screen during the screening and analysis of all positive Danish coronavirus samples for the virus variant cluster B117 from the United Kingdom, in Aalborg, Denmark on January 15, 2021, during the ongoing novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. - The B117 coronavirus strain, which emerged in Britain late last year, has been shown to be between 40 and 70 percent more contagious than variants which have spread previously.
Michigan Needs More Vaccines to Fight New Coronavirus Variants

As it became clear the assistance states counted on from the federal government weren’t coming, Michigan diagnosed its first case of the more infectious B.1.1.7 strain of COVID.

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Pope Francis Just Got the COVID-19 Vaccine

"Vaccines for everybody, especially for the most vulnerable and needy," Pope Francis said.

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Federal Mismanagement Derailed Michigan’s COVID Response—Again

The lack of an efficient federal strategy set Michigan’s vaccination campaign back, but progress is already being made to right the ship, officials say.