Nightside Report Jan. 13, 2022: Local 4′s Kila Peeples suddenly developed food allergies, shares story to warn others; Should you swab throat and nose for more accurate COVID test?

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Local 4′s Kila Peeples suddenly developed food allergies, shares story to warn others

‘I thought I was dying’: Local 4′s Kila Peeples suddenly developed food allergies, shares story to warn others

DETROIT – You might recognize multimedia journalist Kila Peeples from Live in the D, where she loves to try new things and that includes new foods.

At 42 years old, she had never had any food allergies -- but suddenly suffered a reaction to something she ate. Now she’s sharing her story to warn people that they can suddenly develop food allergies.

Food allergies are common in children, but if you’re an adult without any allergies you probably assume you’re safe. That could be a deadly mistake.

Learn more here.


Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses

The Supreme Court has stopped a major push by the Biden administration to boost the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination rate, a requirement that employees at large businesses get a vaccine or test regularly and wear a mask on the job.

At the same time, the court is allowing the administration to proceed with a vaccine mandate for most health care workers in the U.S. The court’s orders Thursday came during a spike in coronavirus cases caused by the omicron variant.

Read the report here.


🏥Michigan reports 28,458 new COVID cases, 350 deaths -- average of 14,229 cases per day


What’s going around Metro Detroit: COVID continues to dominate list of illnesses

Each week, Dr. Frank McGeorge and the Local 4 Good Health team reach out to physicians, nurse practitioners and hospital systems in five counties to monitor what’s going around.

The resounding answer continues to be COVID, and lots of it. The surge is not letting up yet. COVID continues to dominate the list of illnesses they’re seeing and the unvaccinated are far sicker than those who are vaccinated and boosted.

Learn more here.


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Should you swab your throat and nose for a more accurate COVID test result? How helpful is a HEPA filter?

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Dr. Frank McGeorge has been keeping viewers up-to-date and informed on all fronts. He’s been answering your questions about the vaccine, the vaccination process and more.

Read more here.


Wyandotte police say more drivers are fleeing, eluding officers during traffic stops

When drivers flee police during a traffic stop it puts themselves, officers and innocent bystanders in danger.

Wyandotte police said people fleeing traffic stops is happening with alarming regularity.

Body camera footage from Wyandotte police shows a driver take off after being surrounded by police at gunpoint, dragging an officer with their vehicle.

View the full report here.


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About the Author:

Kayla is a Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit. Before she joined the team in 2018 she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer.