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CDC advises Michigan to lockdown, no additional vaccines

Mansur Shaheen | Apr 13, 2021 | Michigan

Michigan leads nation in COVID-19 cases after surge

Mansur Shaheen | Mar 31, 2021 | Michigan

MDHHS facing lawsuit for nursing home COVID-19 data

Mansur Shaheen | Mar 11, 2021 | Michigan

Detroit Mayor rejects allocation of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Mansur Shaheen | Mar 5, 2021 | Michigan

Mike Duggan, the mayor of Detroit, has turned down an allocation of over 6,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The mayor cites the lower effectiveness of the vaccine compared to its peers as his reason. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was issued Emergency Use Authorization by the...[ Read More ]

MDHHS to allocate doses to health centers as part of vaccine equity push

Mansur Shaheen | Feb 16, 2021 | Michigan

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will begin to allocate doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to 41 federally qualified health centers across the state. The health centers are located in traditionally underserved communities and health officials hope it will help create a more equitable vaccine distribution across...[ Read More ]

Joneigh Khaldun tapped for Biden administration's COVID-19 equity taskforce

Mansur Shaheen | Feb 11, 2021 | Michigan

The Joe Biden administration tapped Dr. Joneigh Khaldun to join the federal COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. Khaldun currently serves as the chief medical executive for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). The 12-member task force includes top medical officials from all around the country. Their goal...[ Read More ]

Michigan receives FEMA grant to assist vaccine efforts

Mansur Shaheen | Feb 8, 2021 | Michigan

Michigan has received $8.3 million in funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to facilitate their vaccine distribution efforts. The funding will be used to create a public information campaign across the state to inform Michiganders on how to combat the virus and when and where they can get...[ Read More ]

Pfizer to speed up vaccination process, fix 'supply bottleneck'

Mansur Shaheen | Feb 4, 2021 | Michigan

Development and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine has been a massive undertaking. An “all hands on deck” approach has led to a vaccine emergency approval faster than expected. Now a similar approach must be taken in regards to getting the vaccine into the arms of Americans. The vaccine development and...[ Read More ]

Whitmer reveals $5.6 billion COVID relief plan

Mansur Shaheen | Feb 2, 2021 | Michigan

Governor Gretchen Whitmer unveiled a $5.6 billion COVID-19 economic recovery plan for the state of Michigan last week. The plan includes $90 million from the federal government earmarked for vaccine distribution and $575 million to expand COVID-19 testing capability in the state. Some funding comes as a part of the...[ Read More ]