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.
Shokelle McKay, convicted as a minor, is in a Michigan prison and struggling to gain access to personal protective equipment and stay safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
How we deploy vaccines to control COVID-19 will define not only public health, but our moral health.
About 70 percent of Detroit’s coronavirus vaccine recipients shared their race and ethnicity data, with many identifying as Black, but 30 percent are still unknown.
Detroit is gaining national recognition for its coronavirus vaccination process, as more than 70,000 Deroiters have been inoculated so far. Here’s how the City has served so many.
Detroit and Michigan officials understand the importance of racial equity in distribution of the COVID vaccine, but the state currently lacks the infrastructure to achieve it. Detroit, however, is one of the few places in the state to track vaccinations by race.
An absence of data has hindered efforts to vaccinate the state, as officials have no idea about the racial breakdown of recipients, making it harder to address equity gaps and fix problems with distribution.
Frontline workers in food and beverage, security and janitorial services can now book appointments to receive the coronavirus vaccine, but the suburbs have vaccinated more than four times as many residents than Detroit.
The city of Detroit began vaccinating older adults and frontline workers for the coronavirus two weeks ago, but officials are asking Detroiters to continue following safety protocols.
Without communities of color getting vaccinated, the United States will not reach the 80 percent vaccination rate needed for herd immunity to stop the spread of the virus.