Ashley Wong is a freelance reporter and UC Berkeley graduate. She has been published at the Center for Public Integrity, USA TODAY, The Columbus Dispatch and East Bay Express.
April 21, 2020 | Ashley Wong
Some of Michigan’s most remote regions have so far been spared, at least in what’s been officially recorded. With a vast geography, few tests and even fewer hospital beds, they wait and hope for the best.
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?
April 7, 2020 | Ashley Wong
Michigan funeral homes are running low on protective gear and N95 masks, forcing some to take drastic measures. One home says it may stop taking bodies altogether, while others have stopped embalming bodies.
The latest death underscores the danger and anxiety for health care workers on Michigan’s front lines as the virus spreads through the state.
March 27, 2020 | Ashley Wong
Michigan’s recovery community is scrambling to switch AA meetings online and to stagger appointments at methadone clinics, hoping to lesson in-person while still supporting recovering addicts and alcoholics.
March 24, 2020 | Ashley Wong
Hospitals report a shortage of blood with the cancellation of hundreds of blood drives across the state. At the same time, prospective donors say they have faced obstacles in getting an appointment. Follow this advice.
March 21, 2020 | Ashley Wong
A Farmington Hills couple on their honeymoon, a pastor’s family, and a young Peace Corps volunteer tell stories of their efforts, so far unsuccessful, to return to Michigan from Peru.
March 19, 2020 | Ashley Wong
With more than 100 cases and at least three deaths attributed to COVID-19 in lower Michigan, questions over closing the bridge do not appear to be seriously considered by state officials.