May 14, 2020 | Brie Zeltner
For some kids, the loss of school routine, interaction with friends, teachers and relatives compounds the stress of quarantine. Social interaction is the primary way that children learn.
May 7, 2020 | Brie Zeltner
Labs across the globe are racing to develop a vaccine, with unlimited funding from governments and philanthropy. Still, human testing takes time and precision, making a one-year prediction optimistic at best.
May 1, 2020 | Brie Zeltner
The CDC added six additional symptoms, including headaches and sore throats, as possible signs of COVID-19 spread. Knowing these new symptoms will help you make better decisions on when to remain isolated.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said last week that all of Michigan’s essential workers should get tested, even those without symptoms. That’s easier said than done, as many hospitals and test sites say they still lack capacity to test workers with no symptoms.
For much of April, coronavirus cases dropped consistently in Michigan. They are jumping upward again in the past few days as cases spread outstate. But experts also attribute the rise to more testing.
April 22, 2020 | Brie Zeltner
Hospitals are overwhelmed by a flood of COVID-19 patients. But in the U.S. health care system, that’s not where hospitals make their profits.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is under enormous pressure to loosen an economic lockdown by May 1. But by any national standard, the state must significantly improve COVID-19 testing to safely reopen for business.
April 18, 2020 | Brie Zeltner
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other governors are relying on serological testing to help inform when they can safely lift or loosen state stay-at-home orders. Bridge explains what researchers still don’t know.
April 10, 2020 | Brie Zeltner
A Michigan lawmaker from Detroit credits the president for urging patients to consider hydroxychloroquine and other experimental treatments for COVID-19. As the virus spreads death and anxiety, here’s what we know and don’t know about the risks.