The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has now authorized boosters for all three, U.S.-approved COVID vaccines. Getting one should be a snap for any eligible person seeking added protection against the deadly virus.
The health system’s announcement Thursday follows similar action taken by Henry Ford Health System for workers’ failure to abide by a COVID vaccine mandate. Other hospitals will likely follow suit once federal vaccine rules are finalized.
Half of the state’s workforce will be under a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for businesses over 100 people once federal rules are finalized. But it’s been a long wait, and a new coalition wants the White House to cancel the plan.
Michigan families, along with businesses that depend on Canadian visitors, hailed the Biden administration’s announcement that vaccinated Canadians can once again cross into the U.S. beginning in November.
Michigan emergency department visits are up 43 percent, thanks in part to an avalanche of sick people who delayed medical care amid COVID. Some patients wait in hallways for days. Others lose their beds when even sicker patients arrive.
On October 27, Bridge Michigan reporters Mike Wilkinson, Ron French and Tracie Mauriello will discuss the current state COVID mandates in the state’s K-12 schools, what’s driving them and what the data tells us.
Bridge analyzed vaccination rates in thousands of census tracts and found a strong correlation with education levels — even in Republican neighborhoods. Use these map to determine the rate in your area.
The Detroit-based hospital system made the numbers public after a deadline passed for staff to get vaccinated. A dozen Michigan health systems were surveyed on staff vaccine rates, offering varying levels of transparency.
Gretchen Whitmer is hardly alone among governors in resisting calls for statewide mandate. That’s partly because Michigan’s case rates are relatively low, but also because of deeply divided opinions on the issue.