Stories tagged: "public health"


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.

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Conservative Organizers Haven’t Collected Enough Signatures for Petitions. That Won’t Stop Them, Yet.

A group of conservative organizers is still hoping to bypass voters on key issues after a missed deadline. They’re not giving up.

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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.

Lt. Gov.Garlin Gilchrist marches with Michiganders for equality. Photo via Facebook.
WATCH: Michigan’s Leaders Are Showing America a Real Way to Fight Racism

The state’s work toward equality and reconciliation is a national example.

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Michigan's top doctor, expressed concern about the pandemic putting Michiganders off their immunization schedules. Photo courtesy the Office of the Governor.
Michigan Vaccinations for Preventable Diseases Fall During Coronavirus Pandemic

A strained health care system can't handle two different outbreaks, state officials say. Here's how to get your family back on track with immunizations.

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These Michigan Communities Are Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis

After similar resolutions stalled in the State Senate and House, Michigan's local communities are taking action to dismantle systemic racism.

Michigan State Senators Erika Geiss (L) and Marshall Bullock
Michigan Lawmakers Want to Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis. Here’s What That Means.

If passed, the resolution would be the first step of many to address racism in Michigan.