Digging into the mysterious packets of seeds deliveries
DETROIT Mysterious seeds from China have been arriving in mailboxes around the country. According to Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural development, the seeds have shown up in 30 States so far, including Michigan. Local 4s Paula Tutmans brother, Fred Tutman, has received numerous deliveries of the mysterious seeds. Those little baggies of seeds could be a Pandoras box of problems and could create creating strongholds of invasive plant species and invasive insect species. Reach out to MDARD if you have received unsolicited seeds in the mail.
Insect swarms, vampire fangs and giant bugs? People report bizarre dreams amid COVID-19 pandemic
DETROIT Is the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affecting your dreams? Researchers said many people have reported bizarre, vivid dreams involving swarms of flying insects, grasshoppers with vampire fangs and fighting off giant bug-like creatures. Ive just seen dozens and dozens and dozens of every kind of bug in the world attacking the dreamers, Harvard psychologist Deirdre Barrett said. Lately, many peoples dreams have been shifting to the secondary effects of the pandemic, Barrett said. With many Americans getting more sleep than before the pandemic, theyre also dreaming more.
Are Michigans daily coronavirus (COVID-19) numbers accurate? Health officials respond
DETROIT Many people have questioned the accuracy of state counts for daily coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, so Local 4 spoke to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to get their response. Initial test results are sent to the Michigan Disease Surveillance System by the lab that performed the test. Our testing is based on the residence of the person, Collins said. If cases sharply spike and the situation worsens, state officials said theyll continue to fine-tune the automated duplication algorithms. But beyond that, if cases spike, the state will simply need to hire more people to do the manual work to ensure accurate numbers.
Why are additional COVID-19 deaths added to Michigans state count after review of records?
DETROIT Some people believe coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths are over-counted, while others believe theyre under-counted. So what counts as a COVID-19 death, and why? A check of vital records, or in the states vital records for indications from physicians of COVID-19 as being a contributing cause to the death of a person. Specifically, if someone is COVID-19 positive but dies in a car crash, they dont count as a COVID-19 death. Collins said state employees tracking COVID-19 deaths know how important the job is, and they want everyone to know they take that to heart.
This is what getting stung by a ‘murder hornet’ looks and feels like
On Brave Wilderness’ “Breaking Trail” YouTube show, the host, Coyote Peterson, follows adventure in a variety of wildlife areas. RELATED: “Murder Hornets” are in US; Can the insects possibly migrate to San Antonio or South Texas? He travels across the area for days in search of the hornet until he finally finds one on his last day. To let the hornet sting him. “When the stinger went into my arm, I had a wave come over me and I got super dizzy,” he said.