Flashpoint 8/8/21: How will the country move forward as COVID cases rise again

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Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021 episode of Flashpoint

DETROIT – COVID cases are on the rise as the delta variant writes a new chapter in the pandemic.

Is it “here we go again?” Or does the vaccine mean everything is different?

If the vaccine is the simple answer, can we force people to get it?

In just a moment, we’ll talk with the state’s chief medical officer and the chair of the FDA’s vaccine committee to talk about the outlook.

We’ll get caught up on political news after Tuesday’s primary election.

Later on, we’ll remember the life of Michigan’s longest serving US Senator, Carl Levin. Then we’ll look back on a conversation that seems quite timely in our hyper-divided times.

It’s all coming up Sunday morning on Flashpoint.

Segment One

Chief medical officer for the State of Michigan, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, and the acting chair of the FDA’s vaccine advisory committee epidemiologist, Dr. Arnold Monto.

Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021 episode of Flashpoint

Segment Two

Nolan Finley, editorial page editor of the Detroit News and Stephen Henderson, host of WDET’s show Detroit Today discuss the primary election results

Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021 episode of Flashpoint

Segment Three

Remembering the life and legacy of US Democratic Sen. Carl Levin

Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021
Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021

About the Author:

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.