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Inslee expands vaccine eligibility to all adults starting April 15

Michael Goldberg | Mar 31, 2021 | Washington

Gov. Whitmer vetoes bill that would limit MDHHS emergency orders

Mansur Shaheen | Mar 25, 2021 | Michigan

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed a bill that would limit the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ (MDHHS) ability to issue emergency orders on Wednesday. The bill comes as part of a long effort by Michigan Republicans to limit the executive powers of the governor and her appointees. Senate...[ Read More ]

First COVID-19 related double lung transplant performed in Detroit

Mansur Shaheen | Mar 18, 2021 | Michigan

A Wyandotte woman received what is believed to be the first double-lung transplant for someone who’s lungs were irreparably damaged due to COVID-19. She received the transplant at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. Jackie Dennis tested positive for COVID-19 in November. She was pregnant at the time. Doctors induced...[ Read More ]

New report highlights health inequities in Hawaii COVID data

Emily Boerger | Mar 17, 2021 | Hawaii

Despite making up just four percent of Hawaii’s population, Pacific Islanders accounted for 24% of the state’s diagnosed COVID-19 cases through the end of January. During that time, Pacific Islanders also had the highest age-adjusted mortality rate in the state at 319.6 deaths per 100,000 population. The next highest mortality...[ Read More ]

Nine rural Illinois hospitals chosen for vaccine equity program

Mansur Shaheen | Mar 12, 2021 | Illinois

Nine critical access hospitals in Illinois have been selected as a part of the Safety Net Direct Vaccine Allocation Pilot program. The program will target health centers and hospitals in rural areas to ensure an equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Governor J.B. Pritzker said about the program in a...[ Read More ]

All Michigan adults will be eligible for vaccine on April 5

Mansur Shaheen | Mar 12, 2021 | Michigan

All Michiganders aged 16 or older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting on April 5. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced the move on Friday. Michigan is among the first states to set a date where all adult residents will...[ Read More ]

Cox responds to Legislature's veto-proof emergency powers bill

| Mar 11, 2021 | Utah

On the one-year anniversary of the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a global pandemic, Gov. Spencer Cox addressed Utahns in a press conference on the disease’s status in the state. He explained his opposition to the Legislature’s recent passage of HB 294 and defended the state’s reportedly low amount of...[ Read More ]

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