Stories tagged: "COVID-19"


Michigan's health officials plan to expand wastewater testing to include polio, shown above. (Centers for Disease Control)
How Michigan is Flushing Its Way to Better Public Health

How wastewater testing during the COVID-19 pandemic helped Michigan prepare to fight other diseases, like polio.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer visits Benton Harbor to meet with homeowners and inspect the progress made on replacing the city’s lead service lines on Sunday, Aug. 7.
Whitmer Tests Positive for COVID-19 Amid Rise in Cases

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has tested positive for COVID-19.

Photograph of Kathleen Lucas, courtesy of Kathleen Lucas
A Michigan Mom Envisions a Less Divisive Future for Public Schools in this Q&A

As part of this Q&A series, we’re talking with Michigan parents, teachers, students and others involved with public schools.

This file photo shows a hospital bed in one of the temporary rooms at the TCF Center, Monday, April 6, 2020, in Detroit. The city's convention center was converted to accommodate an overflow of patients with the coronavirus. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began construction at the TCF Center to create a quarantined hospital setting with 1,000 beds as the pandemic spread rapidly in the city. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
1 Million Americans—Including 36,098 Michiganders—Dead from COVID

As the pandemic’s death clock rolls past the 1 million Americans mark, Michigan’s death toll is ninth-highest in the nation (36,098 by deadline today). That’s the equivalent of 12 September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Over the past week, new cases of COVID-19 in Michigan have increased by 46%, and deaths are up 23%. Though we...

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer attends an event with President Joe Biden in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, March 9, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Explainer: Gov. Whitmer Kidnapping Trial Updates

A month has passed since one of the country’s highest-profile domestic terrorism cases ended with no conviction by the jury. If you haven’t been paying attention to this historic domestic terrorism case, here’s a summary of key developments you may have missed.

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4 Questions You Should Ask Your Kids in 2022 to Understand Their Mental Health 

Michigan mom and mental health expert Erica Carulli shares four simple prompts to make talking about mental health with your children easier and more impactful.

Nolan Senecal shows off his vaccination card after receiving his first shot Monday, November 8.
‘No Big Deal’: This 8-Year-Old Just Got Vaccinated. His Mom Explains Why.

Nolan is ready to get back to business—like speech therapy, in-person school, and trampoline parks. But first, he got his vaccine.