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Whitmer: Willingness to comply figures into COVID decisions

Courtesy Governor Whitmer's Twitter

Governor Gretchen Whitmer helped launch a new mass COVID-19 vaccination site today (FRI) in Oakland County.

Whitmer said she’s focused on getting as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible; encouraging people to continue to wear masks;  and to remain socially distanced in public places.

She’s held back on re-tightening restrictions despite escalating case numbers and hospitalizations. Whitmer said  “COVID fatigue” is a problem.

“All the best policies in the world don’t do any good if people won’t comply or won’t follow, do their best to follow them,” said Whitmer.

All Michiganders aged 16 and older will be eligible for vaccines Monday. The governor says she’ll get vaccinated Tuesday.

Rick Pluta is the Capitol Bureau Chief for the Michigan Public Radio Network. He is heard daily on WCMU's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.