Michigan COVID vaccine sweepstakes: Here are winners of $2 million prize, 8 $50k drawings, 9 scholarships
Michigan has announced the winner of the $2 million grand prize from the COVID vaccine sweepstakes, as well as the final eight $50,000 daily drawing winners and the nine students who won college scholarships.
4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Michigan to date
DETROIT – As of Monday more than four million COVID-19 doses have been administered in Michigan as cases continue rising at an alarming rate. “This weekend, Michigan surpassed 4 million doses administered of the safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines,” said Michigan Gov. Michigan continues to make significant strides – administering four million vaccines in less than four months – as we work to ensure every Michigander has access to the vaccine. “We continue to meet or exceed our goals as more and more Michiganders become eligible to get the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine,” said Michigan Lt. “With every vaccine administered, we get one step closer to eliminating this deadly virus once and for all.
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Friday was a big day for Michigan as President Joe Biden toured the Pfizer manufacturing facility in Portage. The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 579,284 as of Friday, including 15,296 deaths, state officials report. AdMichigan’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 845 on Thursday -- near the lowest since October. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 44,800 on Thursday -- near the lowest it’s been since October. New Today: Coronavirus in Michigan: Here’s what to know Feb. 20, 2021Here’s a look at more of the data:
Gov. Whitmer speaks on President Biden’s visit to Michigan’s Pfizer facility
PORTAGE, Mich. – Friday was a big day for Michigan as President Joe Biden toured the Pfizer manufacturing facility in Portage. Biden witnessed firsthand the 1,300-acre manufacturing site with about 350 ultra-cold freezers holding millions of COVID vaccine doses getting boxed and sent out the door. READ: Biden outlines plan to ramp up US vaccine rollout while at Michigan Pfizer facilityAd“To highlight Portage, Michigan, where Pfizer vaccines are rolling, now we’ve been the epicenter of hope,” Whitmer said. “Every Michigander who wants a vaccine will get a vaccine,” she said. Trump pulled the U.S. out of the WHO, but Biden moved quickly after his inauguration last month to rejoin and confirmed that the U.S. would contribute to COVAX.
FEMA strike team coming to Michigan to help with vaccine distribution
The state of Michigan will receive federal help distributing coronavirus vaccines. Sen. Gary Peters knows vaccine distribution in Michigan has been a challenge. Peters is the chair of the Homeland Security committee over FEMA and now FEMA strike teams are coming in to assist the state. AdAny area having trouble getting vaccine doses into residents will now get help from FEMA. Peters said he has met with President Joe Biden and is pushing for the state to receive more doses.
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AdAccording to the winter driving accident statistics, approximately 65% of the overall winter crashes involve drivers driving “too fast for conditions,” the Michigan State Police reported. Michigan bill would allow classic license plates for $100 feeA Michigan state senator’s bill is aiming to give drivers the option of having the classic blue and black Michigan vehicle license plates for a $100 fee. “Any Michigander who grew up here in the 80s and 90s remembers the simple, iconic design of the license plates during those eras,” Sen. McMorrow said. AdThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 572,179 as of Thursday, including 15,052 deaths, state officials report. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 57,400 on Wednesday -- near the lowest it’s been since October.
Whitmer signs directive to strengthen enforcement of Michigan COVID-19 orders
Gretchen Whitmer is working to make sure her executive orders issued in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are being enforced. Enforcement of my executive orders is a key part of ensuring that the resumption of activities does not contribute to the spread of this virus. “This includes any violation of relevant COVID-19 executive orders or epidemic orders. UPDATED: Tracking Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) testing dataMichigan masks orderNew rules about masks took effect July 13 in Michigan. No shirts, no shoes, no mask—no service,” Whitmer’s order statement reads.
Friday Finds: New music to check out this week
The song is overtly romantic but seems to fade with the overall tone, which isn't a bad thing. If you like "Misery," here are some other songs by Michigander worth checking out:Alice | 5am | Nineties | Poplar | Mexico |LA Never Says Goodbye -- Kayzo & ARMNHMR (feat. Kyle Pavone)Kyle Pavone died nearly a year ago but his voice lives on, most recently on a track dropped this week. DJ and producer Kayzo featured the late We Came As Romans vocalist on a song off his new album, Unleashed." She has been working with a production team to create and promote her own music.
Friday Finds: New music to check out Aug. 16, 2019
5 songs we have on repeat this week:Misery -- MichiganderMichigander is an indie rock act that was formed in Kalamazoo. The song is overtly romantic but seems to fade with the overall tone, which isn't a bad thing. If you like "Misery," here are some other songs by Michigander worth checking out:Alice | 5am | Nineties | Poplar | Mexico |LA Never Says Goodbye -- Kayzo & ARMNHMR (feat. Kyle Pavone)Kyle Pavone died nearly a year ago but his voice lives on, most recently on a track dropped this week. DJ and producer Kayzo featured the late We Came As Romans vocalist on a song off his new album, Unleashed."