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.
Emergencies and Risks (COVID-19)
Mailbox-bound: Free COVID tests now available for Michigan homes
A federal ordering website, due to open for business Wednesday, opened Tuesday, a day earlier than expected.
36th District Court in Detroit limits in-person services due to rise in COVID-19 cases
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.
COVID testing is critical in Michigan. But how soon is too soon?
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.
What Detroiters need to know about COVID boosters, third doses shots
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.
Get a shot, get a smoothie. Detroit McDonald’s owner joins COVID effort.
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.
Are your neighbors vaccinated? Michigan map shows rates by census tracts
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.
COVID vaccine effort goes door-to-door in Southwest Detroit
A grassroots effort is underway in Southwest Detroit to reach Latinos still hesitant about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID is fading, but racial gap in deaths is back with force in Michigan
Black residents are dying at greater rates once again in Michigan in part because they are getting vaccinated at lower rates.
‘Why are you adding this stress on us?’ Michigan cuts star ratings and money for child care providers during the pandemic.
Linda Byrd had managed to keep her child care center running through nearly one year of the coronavirus pandemic when her state funding started to come up short.