Stories tagged: "coronavirus recovery"


Maureen Pickelman on an arctic vacation. Photo courtesy Kathy Rank.
After Barely Surviving Coronavirus, We Caught Up With This Newly Vaccinated Michigander

Retired teacher Maureen Pickelman spent half a year recovering from the coronavirus. Here's how her friends and faith saw her through.

Khodr Farhat in 2017 reunited with his sisters after over eight years apart.
‘The Best Gift You Can Give’: Michigan Family in Recovery Shares Insights on Stopping the Coronavirus Spread

With 10,000 Michiganders dead from the coronavirus, this family of survivors can think of no better holiday gift than safety.

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100K Michiganders Have Survived COVID-19. It Has Changed Their Lives Forever.

Just because the state calls them recovered doesn't mean they're better. Here's how one Michigander still endures what she calls "the most expensive disease."

Maureen Pickelman on an arctic vacation. Photo courtesy Kathy Rank.
Michigan at 100,000: She Was One Of The COVID Cases. This Is How She Survived.

At nearly 75, former teacher Maureen Pickelman survived the coronavirus. Hers is one of 100,000 stories of Michiganders battling the pandemic.

In this graph, you can see how Michigan's COVID-19 spikes correlate to milestone events in reopening. (Graphic by Desiree Tapia)
Michigan Faces Rising Infection Rates on 4-Month Anniversary of Pandemic

Policy and preparation: What Michigan learned in time to manage a second COVID-19 spike stemming from open bars to boat parties

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Michigan Republicans Want to Cut School Budgets Instead of Taking Federal COVID Aid

Rep. Ryan Berman (R-Commerce Twp.) insists schools will be fully funded even without federal aid, but his Republican colleagues warn cuts to K-12 might run deep.

In this Sept. 27, 2018 file photo, robots weld the bed of a 2018 Ford F-150 truck on the assembly line at the Ford Rouge assembly plant in Dearborn, Mich. The U.S. auto industry’s coronavirus comeback plan was pretty simple: restart factories gradually and push out trucks and other vehicles for waiting buyers in states left largely untouched by the virus outbreak.
Yet the return from a two-month production shutdown hasn’t gone quite according to plan.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
Infected Workers and Parts Shortages: Why Michigan’s Auto Industry Comeback Has Stalled Out

While automakers struggle to reopen factories and meet demand, union officials question whether it’s safe to return to work at all.