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Governor Whitmer and health executive says COVID variant could affect re-open plans

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and state health officials say they are very concerned about a new variant of COVID-19 that’s been found in Michigan.

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Health officials are using Low-Powered AM Transmitters to help people receive immunizations

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A new variant of coronavirus first detected in Brazil has been confirmed in Minnesota. The variant was detected by the Minnesota Department of Health, which announced Monday that the new strain is thought to be more transmissible. This is the first documented case of the variant in the United States.

The Senate quickly confirmed Janet Yellen to be Treasury secretary on Monday, days after she won unanimous backing from both Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee.

Yellen will be the first woman to lead the Treasury Department and will spearhead the Biden administration's response to the coronavirus recession. The Senate confirmed her with an 84-15 vote.

A gorilla at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, Calif., underwent monoclonal antibody therapy after contracting COVID-19 this month.

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The Great Lakes are toying with new records this winter… this time for how little ice they have. 

Less than ten-percent of the great lakes are frozen over right now, as we sit in mid-winter… normally experts say, the lakes would have 25 to 30-percent ice cover. 

State officials say they are concerned about a new variant of COVID-19 that's been found in Michigan. At the same time 'Let them Play', a group of student athletes and parents, are looking into suing the state as a way to open up high school sports. This is your news roundup for Monday, January 25.  

Local ski resort still closed due to lack of snow

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A well-known ski resort in Michigan is still closed due to a lack of snow. Mount Bohemia in the Keweenaw Peninsula is feeling the effects of a warm winter.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer and state health officials say they are very concerned about a new variant of COVID-19 that’s been found in Michigan.

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Health officials are using an old technology to help vaccine people against COVID-19.

Homespun - 1/24/2021

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  …This week on Homespun, we’ll celebrate Dolly Parton’s 75th birthday, along with the 75th Anniversary of Bluegrass Music and  tracks from Flatt & Scruggs! We’ll also hear new music from Clawhammer banjo master Adam Hurt, and look back on  this week in 1975 with Bob Dylan’s “Blood on the Tracks album! Tune in Sunday at 3PM.

 

 

  

MDHHS COVID-19 Update

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High school athletes and their parents continue to advocate for opening up sports. The group ‘Let Them Play’ has hired a law firm to explore suing the state in order to open up sports like basketball.

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A Michigan county Republican party is censuring GOP Congressman Fred Upton for voting to impeach former President Trump.

COVID-19 Vaccine Shortage

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It may take until next year for Michigan health officials to reach their goal of inoculating three-quarters of residents over the age of 15 against COVID-19, unless more doses of vaccine are made available. 

Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy

The Michigan Dam Safety Task Force is taking public comments on the 86 recommendations drafted to improve dam conditions across the state. Michigan residents have the opprotunity to submit their comments during the virtual meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 27

 

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