French study warns COVID outbreaks still possible in nursing homes
Researchers studied a COVID outbreak in a nursing home in the country. Seventy-five percent of the residents and 52% of the staff were fully vaccinated. Blood tests showed all but one of the fully vaccinated residents had antibodies against COVID-19.
Dr. Anthony Fauci warns Gov. Whitmer about lifting COVID restrictions in Michigan
In an interview this week, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Michigan’s push to reopen may be moving too fast while offering advice and some praise for Gov. But I am telling them, just hold off for a bit.” Fauci told CNN’s Chris Cuomo Thursday night. Michigan’s chief medical officer, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, said that Michigan could be on the verge of another wave. And we could potentially be at the beginning of another surge in Michigan,” Khaldun said at Friday’s press conference. This week, Michigan reached the top of two dangerous lists -- the state led the country in COVID-19 infection rate and fell just behind Florida for the number of variant cases.
Macomb County opens Sterling Heights COVID vaccination site for seniors
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – From Detroit to Macomb County, there are new initiatives being rolled out to help ensure seniors receive their COVID-19 vaccinations. But now Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel says the county is expanding vaccine eligibility criteria and is lowering that requirement. Anyone who is a resident of Macomb County, who is 60 or older, get them on that list,” Hackel said. To make a vaccination appointment in Macomb County, call the SMART Macomb Vaccine lines at 586-421-6579 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with a name, phone number, address and date of birth. AdREAD: Macomb County reaches out to seniors, offers vaccines, rides to get itREAD: A look into Macomb County’s SMART bus COVID vaccination program
Macomb County offers new COVID-19 vaccination site for seniors 60 and older
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – Through a partnership with SMART, Macomb County is offering a new vaccination location in Sterling Heights. The vaccination site is at the Sterling Heights Senior Center on Utica Road, between Schoenherr and Van Dyke roads. It’s why the Macomb County Health Department partnered with SMART to help distribute the coronavirus vaccine. Macomb County executive Mark Hackel said the new site is currently dedicated to vaccinating Macomb County residents and workers who are 60-years-old and older. More information can be found on the Macomb County Health Department’s official website here.
Why you still need to wear a mask, practice social distancing amid COVID vaccine rollout
DETROIT – According to the CDC, more than 44 million Americans have received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Even after being fully vaccinated people will not be able to return to life as they used to be. READ: Michigan COVID-19 vaccinations: How to find appointments, info on phasesDr. William Schaffner is an infectious disease specialist. And the other thing is, we still don’t know whether these vaccines protect against infection. READ: Tracking Michigan COVID-19 vaccine dataRead more:Questions about coronavirus?
A look into Macomb County’s SMART bus COVID vaccination program
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. – Through a partnership with SMART, Macomb County is offering a different approach for seniors to get their COVID vaccines. Willie Gattie, another Macomb County resident, received a similar call. The 66-year-old, who is visually impaired, said leaders were finally finding ways to get seniors the much-needed COVID vaccine. The bus drove up to the vaccination hub near 32 Mile Road where seniors received their vaccines. READ MORE:Tracking Michigan COVID-19 vaccine dataMacomb County’s SMART bus vaccination program draws praise, but doses remain in low supplyMacomb County seniors brave snowy roads to get vaccinated