20 takeaways from Whitmer’s COO breaking down COVID vaccine distribution in Michigan
Gretchen Whitmer’s chief operating officer and executive lead on the state’s operational response to containing COVID-19, Tricia Foster, spoke about vaccine distribution in the state. Whitmer’s COVID update Wednesday (Jan. 13)Here are 20 takeaways from Foster’s comments:There are over 1,218 registered providers of the COVID-19 vaccine in Michigan. Every dose of the vaccine that Michigan has received has been delivered to a provider, and that provider has scheduled the dose to be administered, Foster said. “I want to be very clear: The state of Michigan is not sitting on doses of vaccine,” she said. “As soon as we get the supply we need, we’ll begin moving closer to our 50,000 shots per day goal,” Foster said.
Fitness classes, some indoor sports to resume in Michigan
Gretchen Whitmer and other state officials announced some reopenings starting Saturday. Amid emphatic statements that they are trying to get COVID-19 vaccines distributed as fast as possible to Michigan residents, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other state officials announced some reopenings starting Saturday. The vaccination efforts did have a slow start, and state officials spoke quite a bit about that during the press conference. Whitmer said the number of vaccines that were shipped to Michigan during the past few weeks was far lower than expected.monroenews.com
Watch Gov. Whitmer’s full update (Jan. 13) on Michigan’s handling of COVID-19
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer provided an update Wednesday on the state’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. She announced the state is aiming to reopen restaurants for indoor dining in the near future. Michigan’s Chief Operating Officer, Tricia Foster, also provided an update on the state’s vaccine distribution efforts. UPDATE: Michigan aims to resume indoor dining at restaurants on Feb. 1, Gov.
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“Until there is a vaccine, social distancing is really the best and only tool that we have to prevent spread. The federal government is helping the state aim for 30,000 daily coronavirus tests, Foster said. Michigan ranks 18th-highest among states on the number of tests per 1,000 residents, according to an Associated Press analysis of data collected by the COVID Tracking Project. “Aggressive testing, contact tracing and isolation will be the only way we will get ahead of this disease,” Khaldun said. The number of new coronavirus cases in Michigan grew slowly again, rising less than 1% to a total of about 47,500 since March.