To tamp down the spread of respiratory viruses before they take hold, the Biden administration is reopening a program to send free tests to households.
As the weather cools and viruses circulate, health experts note that Michiganders have three different vaccines to protect them from respiratory illness.
The newly formulated COVID vaccine is designed to take a swing at more recent variants as the fall respiratory season arrives. Final approval and guidance from the CDC is expected on Tuesday.
The end of summer signals a new season — one of respiratory diseases. As cases and hospitalizations tick upward, here’s a short, smart update on new variants, new vaccines and the latest advice to stay safe.
Up to 10,000 older Americans die per year from the RSV virus, which made the approval of the first vaccine a breakthrough. But a new U-M survey shows many either don’t know or don’t care about the vaccine.
The identification of a new subvariant abroad and in Michigan comes as the state and nation report small increases in cases and hospitalizations from the virus and fewer deaths.
The number of children attending school in buildings with vaccination rates less than 90 percent has doubled since 2015. Check out the rate of elementary schools statewide.
A federal appeals court upheld a lower court decision that places limits on the prescription of mifepristone, the so-called abortion drug. But those restrictions remain on hold as the case heads to the U.S. Supreme Court.
A flurry of news about vaccines and boosters adds to family to-do lists as schools prepare to reopen for a new year.
The state is experimenting with guaranteed income, investing $16.5M in a program launched by a foundation. Studies say such programs can lift people out of poverty, but others question state expense.