Detroit health officials say 50% of eligible Detroiters are vaccinated for COVID-19 and just 20% have received booster shots.
Early in the pandemic, Blacks accounted for 40 percent of all COVID-19 deaths. But efforts to address the gap led to health changes that lowered the rate to 14 percent — equal to their proportion of the state’s population.
A federal ordering website, due to open for business Wednesday, opened Tuesday, a day earlier than expected.
The 36th District Court in Detroit is limiting in-person services to curb the spread of COVID-19 amid the surge in coronavirus cases, court officials announced.
Testing too early after you’ve been exposed to COVID, or “panic testing,” will likely offer little more than a false sense of security. With holidays beckoning, this “gray zone” in testing could unwittingly spread infection.
Many Detroiters have an important choice when it comes to efforts to update COVID-19 vaccinations, and the City’s chief medical officer is determined to help sort things out for residents.
Jon Campbell of Detroit was flipping burgers at 15. Now, the 52-year-old McDonald’s franchisee and father of three will use the lure of the Golden Arches to meet another goal — boosting vaccines in a neighborhood where rates are low and hesitation high.
A look at 2,700 neighborhoods reveals wide discrepancies by race, income level, education — but perhaps not political affiliation. The map comes as vaccination rates slow in Michigan.
A grassroots effort is underway in Southwest Detroit to reach Latinos still hesitant about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Black residents are dying at greater rates once again in Michigan in part because they are getting vaccinated at lower rates.