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.
If based solely by population, Michigan had the 10th worst COVID death rate of any state in the nation. But when adjusted for the state’s older and less healthy population, the state’s handling of the pandemic fares much better.
African Americans died from the coronavirus at about the same rate as whites in 2022, a state-appointed task force finds.
Starting Feb. 27, COVID-19 vaccines and testing will be at the health department on Mack Avenue. Services at the Northwest Activities Center will be discontinued.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s first term was defined by COVID. A Bridge analysis finds the facts are clear: Her orders spared lives, but did so at a cost to the economy and K-12 learning.
Bivalent boosters guard against newer and more contagious COVID variants like Omicron BA.4 and BA.5.
The vaccine is being updated to target newer strains that dominate U.S. COVID-19 infections, with approval sought as school year begins. Experts say COVID is moving closer to a flu-like virus with SOME seasonal predictability.
The newest subvariant appears to duck vaccine immunity that, by now, is waning among many residents. And many doctors say they are seeing patients who keep getting reinfected.
Pediatric doses are available for children six months and up at two Detroit clinics.
Detroiters who test positive at the city’s “Test-to-treat” site can be evaluated there and if eligible will receive free antiviral medication.