A University of Michigan researcher and long-time nurse said he’s never seen frustration so high. Covid exacerbated things, he says.
Health and Welfare
On second look, Michigan’s COVID death rate wasn’t so bad, study finds
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.
Wayne County declares public health emergency at juvenile jail
An order, signed by Wayne County Executive Warren Evans and Abdul El-Sayed, who heads the county’s health office, says overcrowding has led to violence, assault and “an environment that is dangerous.”
‘Abortion pill’ under legal scrutiny; what it means in Michigan.
Michiganders now have a constitutional right to abortions, but a Texas court case could complicate access.
Michigan food pantries, families prepare as SNAP benefits drop
More than 1.3 million Michiganders will see fewer food assistance benefits this month.
Racial disparities in Michigan COVID-19 deaths all but gone, panel finds
African Americans died from the coronavirus at about the same rate as whites in 2022, a state-appointed task force finds.
Food assistance cuts loom for 1.3 million Michiganders. No legislative action yet
Some low-income households will see a loss of more than $500 in monthly benefits beginning March 1.
Forgotten Harvest names Adrian Lewis to lead food rescue nonprofit
Forgotten Harvest, the metro Detroit food rescue organization, has named a new CEO after a nationwide search. Here’s how Adrian Lewis plans to lead.
COVID variant XBB.1.5 may be poised to sweep Michigan: What to know
The ‘most transmissible variant’ yet has hit the Northeast and appears headed to Michigan. Doctors say it evades immunity, but much remains unknown about the latest strain.
Detroit’s 2022 food access gains and losses
BridgeDetroit reporter Jena Brooker gives a recap on efforts to diversify the city’s dining scene, grocery store shortages and investments in Detroit’s locally grown produce.