Michigan nursing homes, where information on coronavirus goes to die

April 9, 2020 | Ted Roelofs

Michigan will not release the names of nursing homes where there are COVID-19 infections, nor will the City of Detroit or Wayne County, citing privacy concerns. Other states are moving toward identifying infected nursing homes.

Friday Coronavirus Q&A: Joyriding (don’t) and moving households during the crisis

April 10, 2020 | Bridge Staff in Michigan Health Watch

Am I eligible for unemployment? Do I have to pay child support? What happens to the money in my HSA?  Bridge answers these questions and many more in a feature to address the rapidly evolving health threat.

Phil Power | From coronavirus crisis, innovation may sprout

April 9, 2020 | Phil Power in Phil's Column

Like the Great Depression, today’s global pandemic presents opportunity for governments and institutions to re-engineer approaches to public health and economic prosperity

Waiting for coronavirus funds in Michigan? How and when the money flows

April 9, 2020 | Paula Gardner in Economy

Your guide to unemployment and other payments as Michigan deals with the devastating economic impact of a deadly virus

Coronavirus Tracker: Hydroxychloroquine drug trial begins enrollment

April 9, 2020 | Bridge Staff in Michigan Health Watch

Coronavirus is now a global pandemic. This continuously updated post includes Michigan's confirmed cases, maps of locations, what the state is doing to contain the spread, and expert suggestions on how you can stay safe.

Detroit doctor predicts coronavirus peak in ‘few days' amid hopeful signs

April 9, 2020 | Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, Kelly House in Michigan Health Watch

Fewer COVID-19 patients are entering the Henry Ford and Michigan Medicine health systems and, at Henry Ford, more people are coming off ventilators than are going on.

Detroit man survives 18 days on ventilator. ‘Can I come home now?’

April 9, 2020 | Ron French in Michigan Health Watch

Anthony Moses was Beaumont Health in Farmington Hills’ first coronavirus patient, and when he was forced on a ventilator his prognosis looked dim. His survival is a gift to his family, but also to weary doctors who have seen enough of death.

‘We need help’: Coronavirus ‘devastating’ black cities in outstate Michigan

April 9, 2020 | Riley Beggin, Mike Wilkinson, Louis Aguilar in Urban Affairs

Racial disparities that struck southeast Michigan are repeating in Flint, Saginaw, Lansing and Ypsilanti, highlighting inequities in health care.  And even as Detroit cases ebb, the mourning is just beginning: ‘I just feel numb,’ one says.

Coronavirus pandemic extends Michigan stay-at-home order until end of April

April 9, 2020 | Riley Beggin, Jonathan Oosting in Michigan Government

Additional restrictions will be put on large stores under extended stay-at-home order and vacation travel is banned.

Michigan now second in nation for jobless claims amid coronavirus pandemic

April 9, 2020 | Jonathan Oosting, Paula Gardner in Economy

Despite widespread complaints over a sluggish website and slammed call center, the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency successfully processed 817,185 initial benefits claims between March 15 and April 4, second only to the more populous state of California.

Few coronavirus cases, but hundreds still victims in U.P. tribal community

April 8, 2020 | Kelly House in Economy

Bryan Newland, chairman of the northeastern Upper Peninsula tribe, said Bay Mills Indian Community leaders had no choice but to stop paying employees of the tribe’s resort and casinos after a request for federal relief loans went unanswered.

Coronavirus hits Michigan hospitals, but where are all the other patients?

April 8, 2020 | Ashley Wong, Kelly House in Michigan Health Watch

Emergency rooms and urgent care clinics say they are seeing a drop in visitors. Are people safe and snug at home? Or is fear of getting the coronavirus keeping them from seeking critical treatment for heart or other problems?

Michigan governments take to Zoom. Burps, porn and arrest threats follow.

April 8, 2020 | Jonathan Oosting in Michigan Government

Amid the coronavirus lockdockdown, local governments are meeting via videoconferencing  — and encountering a host of problems. But does the solution infringe upon the public’s right to know how governments conduct the people’s business?

Coronavirus banner with gloved hands and the Michigan flag

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