Michigan health

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Overall case rates of Covid-19 are dropping in Michigan – but some regions are seeing increases.

Speaking at a news conference this morning (THU) Chief Medical Executive Doctor Joneigh Khaldun says areas around Lansing, Grand Rapids and Jackson are seeing a rise in coronavirus cases – while Detroit, Saginaw and the UP are trending downward.

Michigan's AG warns against special COVID-19 fee

Aug 27, 2020
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Michigan’s Attorney General is warning the operators of senior living facilities against charging a special COVID-19 fee.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer has set a goal of getting an additional million people in Michigan to get a flu shot compared to last year.        

Whitmer said Tuesday she and state health officials set the goal because the flu poses an additional risk this year.           

Whitmer urges for vaccination ahead of flu season

Aug 25, 2020
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In an effort to ease the burden on Michigan’s health care system during the Covid-19 pandemic Governor Gretchen Whitmer is urging everyone in the state to get a flu shot.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive that declares racism a public health crisis in Michigan.         

The directive says systemic racism has led to higher COVID-19 infection rates in communities of color, as well as higher rates of infant mortality, asthma, and lead poisoning. It says racism has also affected the availability of safe and affordable housing, healthy food options, jobs, and transportation.

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