Flashpoint 11/15/20: Michigan healthcare and education leaders discuss future as COVID cases surge

Watch Flashpoint every Sunday at 10 a.m. on Local 4 News

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 episode of Flashpoint

DETROIT – While you were voting coronavirus cases surged just as many feared they would.

Michigan witnessed its highest single daily case count on Friday.

Meanwhile, the state is overwhelmed as hospitals and schools try to adjust to the concerning situation fast.

Guests on Sunday’s episode which included Michigan education and healthcare leaders discussed the future as cases continue surging.

Those guests include Brian Peters, CEO of Michigan Hospital Association; Wright L. Lassiter III, President and CEO of Henry Ford Health System; Dr. Richard Machesky, Superintendent of the Troy School District and Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District.

MHA represents all the community hospitals in Michigan.

Segment One

Brian Peters, CEO of Michigan Hospital Association and Wright L. Lassiter III, President and CEO of Henry Ford Health System

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 episode of Flashpoint

Segment Two

Dr. Richard Machesky, Superintendent of the Troy School District and Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District.

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 episode of Flashpoint

Segment Three

Flashpoint host Devin Scillian wraps up this week’s episode.

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 episode of Flashpoint


About the Authors:

Devin Scillian is equally at home on your television, on your bookshelf, and on your stereo. Devin anchors the evening newscasts for Local 4. Additionally, he moderates Flashpoint, Local 4's Sunday morning news program. He is also a best-selling author of children's books, and an award-winning musician and songwriter.

Natasha Dado is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit.