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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 ]

Illinois Tech receive patent for potential COVID-19 treatment

Mansur Shaheen | Mar 10, 2021

Researchers at the Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech) have received a provisional patent for a new drug that could potentially treat COVID-19. CROWNase functions by cutting glycoprotein from spiking, making it so the virus can not infect cells. The drug works by exposing the vulnerable parts of the virus...[ Read More ]

Michigan expands vaccine eligibility to include those 50+, the homeless

Mansur Shaheen | Mar 9, 2021 | Michigan

Michigan expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced that Michiganders over the age of 50 with comorbidities, parents of children with special health needs and the state’s homeless population can now receive the vaccine. On March 22, all residents...[ Read More ]

FAIR Health finds a 100% spike in mental health claims for teenagers during the pandemic

| Mar 4, 2021 | Federal

FAIR Health’s latest white paper finds that mental health claims for teenagers increased by close to 100% as a percentage of all medical claims in March and April of 2020 compared to the same months in 2019. The report, which is the latest in a series of COVID-related FAIR Health...[ Read More ]

Illinois Partners with Community Health Care Inc. to Expand Equitable Distribution of Vaccine in the Quad Cities

| Mar 4, 2021

Building on existing efforts to ensure equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health today announced a new partnership with Community Health Care Inc. to administer vaccines to residents in the Quad Cities. The partnership is part of a broader pilot program...[ Read More ]

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