Nightside Report March 15, 2021: Nurse fired after sharing video from inside Detroit hospital still helping fight COVID pandemic, Dearborn community rallies around family after 9-year-old boy dies in sledding incident

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Nurse fired over video inside hospital 1 year ago still helps fight the pandemic

Nurse fired after sharing video from inside DMC Sinai Grace Hospital still helping fight COVID pandemic

DETROIT – It was almost exactly a year ago when a wave of COVID patients was starting to overwhelm hospitals.

A Metro Detroit nurse took a video inside Sinai Grace Hospital and spoke about the need for more supplies.

Local 4 Defender Shawn Ley spoke with Kenisa Barkai. She said she has found new ways to help in the fight against COVID-19.

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The latest: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 610,580; Death toll now at 15,783

Detroit weather: Wintry mix of sleet, freezing rain and snow moves in Monday evening

Spring hasn’t sprung just yet. A wintry mix and even some accumulating snow is rolling in.

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4 Fast Facts

  • A 9-year-old boy with ties to Dearborn was killed in a sledding incident. Click here to read more.
  • Students and staff at Troy High School have a little something extra to share pride in. Click here to read more.
  • A high speed chase involving the Detroit Police Department and Michigan State Police came to an end with one officer’s cruiser T-boned. Click here to read more.
  • For decades now the home of Camille Lewis has been the final destination for cars going way too fast while exiting the Lodge Freeway. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

Nessel declines GOP request to probe Michigan COVID nursing home deaths

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel on Monday declined Republicans’ request to investigate whether nursing home orders issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer led to COVID-19 deaths or if related data is inaccurate, citing a lack of evidence that any law was violated.

There are allegations that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration falsified figures to downplay deaths in nursing homes.

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You can now register to get vaccinated against COVID at Ford Field

Health officials announced on Friday that Ford Field is becoming one of 20 mass vaccination sites in the country.

On Monday, it was expected that the first appointments would open up for the mass vaccination site. But a last-minute change put the process on hold until 5:45 p.m.

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About the Author:

DeJanay Booth joined WDIV as a web producer in July 2020. She previously worked as a news reporter in New Mexico before moving back to Michigan.