Stories tagged: "covid"


Karen Mead-Elford
‘It Takes a Toll, You Know?’ Newspaper Editor on Small-Town Life During COVID

Karen Mead-Elford has noticed the number of death notices published in her small-town newspaper growing. They might not be all from COVID, she says, but that doesn’t make them any easier to fathom. “There’s a lot of coping going on.”

Some of the nearly 900 large poster-sized photos of Detroit victims of Covid-19 are displayed Aug. 31, 2020, on Belle Isle in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
‘It Hurts’: Michigan Feels Ripple Effect of Losing 25,000 to COVID-19

How many people has Michigan lost to COVID-19? Enough that if they were all in one community, it would be larger than Wyandotte, Okemos, or Mount Pleasant. 

Photo courtesy of Bree Melton
Michigan Woman Reflects on ‘Scary Virus’ That Turned out to be Much More

It started as just some “scary virus,” but then it became much more. Here’s how one Michigander dealt with the realization that COVID-19 was a serious issue. 

Here’s What Michigan Frontline Workers Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Whether it’s using the time to refocus on old hobbies or learning how to adjust to what life throws at you, Michiganders learned a lot during COVID-19. Here are some of those lessons. 

Photo courtesy of Christopher Schultz
Michigander Took Second Job to Make Ends Meet During Pandemic

Christopher Schultz had to get a second job to make ends meet during COVID until federal stimulus money kicked in.

Michigan Hospital Worker on Getting Through Pandemic: Embrace Change, Lean on Family

How has this Michigan hospital worker gotten through the pandemic? She explains here.

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Richardson
Michigan Woman on Unemployed Life During COVID: ‘I Was Incredibly Thankful for the Extra Help’

From life on the unemployment block to worrying if she was infected with COVID-19, Elizabeth Richardson has experienced all aspects of the pandemic.