Stories tagged: "coronavirus testing"

A Michigan Republican Compared Swimming Pool Drownings with COVID-19. She Couldn’t Be More Off Base.

Rep. Lisa McClain represents Michigan's most COVID-positive region right now, and residents are calling her out for downplaying the pandemic.

MACOMB, MICHIGAN - APRIL 21: Dimitri Bastounis of Washington Township and a Rite Aid employee prepares to give a testing swab to a drive through customer on April 21, 2020 in Macomb, Michigan. Rite Aid is opening drive through testing sites for COVID-19 all around Michigan that anyone can apply to take via their website. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Southeastern Michigan COVID Testing Sites Have Moved. Here’s Where to Go.

One County is moving its drive-thru locations for the winter, and the other is adding an additional two to ensure residents have access to free coronavirus tests throughout the season.

Photo courtesy the Office of the Governor
The Meteoric Rise of Big Gretch: From Fixing Roads to Saving Lives in One Year’s Time

As Michigan's governor, Gretchen Whitmer has faced far more than fixing the damn roads, putting her in the running for Person of the Year.

Soldiers from the Michigan National Guard provide free drive-through COVID-19 testing in Baldwin, Mich.,, Aug. 14, 2020. Medics from the Michigan National Guard’s Task Force 182 have been providing the testing throughout the state over the last three months.
Michigan Still Needs the National Guard for Coronavirus Response

The services of distributing and administering testing have been essential, but the biggest operation—distributing the vaccine—is yet to come.

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Trump Will Get Top-Notch Care for COVID-19. Not All Americans Can Say the Same.

The care Trump is likely to receive in the coming days will set him apart from most people who’ve contracted the virus, a disproportionate percentage of whom have been Black, Latino, or low-income.

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."

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Michigan Hits 1 Million COVID Tests as Trump Calls for Testing to Slow Down

With Michigan still falling short of it's testing goal, some patients need multiple tests to get a correct diagnosis.