Nightside Report May 4, 2021: Detroiters demand answers over lengthy delivery delays, Health experts weigh in on steps needed to reach herd immunity

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Free USPS program will alert you when your stimulus check is coming
Free USPS program will alert you when your stimulus check is coming

Detroiters demand answers over lengthy delivery delays

DETROIT – Slow or nonexistent mail delivery has been a problem for months in Metro Detroit.

Residents went to a USPS location on Joy Road on Detroit’s west side to find out why they couldn’t get their mail.

Many people are frustrated and angry over the delays. Local 4′s Hank Winchester has been investigating the issue in Metro Detroit for months.

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The latest: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 851,947; Death toll now at 17,897

Metro Detroit weather: Dreary forecast between now and weekend

Rain chances haven’t gone away, but we’ll see more dry time than wet this week. Temperatures are still cooling as Mother’s Day weekend approaches.

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4 Fast Facts

  • The University of Michigan partnered with the Southwest Detroit Community Benefits Coalition to evaluate the impact of truck noise in the neighborhood. Click here to read more.
  • The City of Detroit is getting creative to encourage walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations. They’re hoping to increase the number of people protected from the virus. Click here to read more.
  • Dearborn Heights police have one person in custody after an elderly woman was found dead inside a home. Click here to read more.
  • There is a growing teacher shortage in the State of Michigan. New research indicates we are running out of time to find solutions. Now Michigan’s 1.5 million students are headed into a crisis. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

Metro Detroit health experts weigh in on steps needed to reach herd immunity for COVID-19

From the very beginning experts have cautioned that vaccines are the only way to get out of the pandemic.

For the pandemic to end we need to reach herd immunity and that means at least 70 percent of the population needs to be vaccinated.

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Michigan lifts mask requirements for outdoor gatherings with less than 100 people

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced Tuesday that masks will generally not be required at outdoor gatherings that has less than 100 people.

The new COVID-19 Gatherings and Face Masks epidemic order will go into effect May 6 through May 31.

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Pfizer COVID vaccine may soon be granted Emergency Use Authorization for younger people

In recent months younger ages have seen a notable increase in COVID cases and complications from the virus.

Most parents will do whatever is necessary to protect their children. So the possibility of the vaccines being authorized for children is welcome news for many.

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