10 most-read COVID related stories on All About Ann Arbor in 2020
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic kept the community on edge and gave us plenty to write about -- not all of it good, and not all of it bad. READ: 10 most-read All About Ann Arbor stories of 2020 that weren’t COVID relatedHere’s a look back at the 10 most-read COVID related All About Ann Arbor stories in 2020:1. Experts project aggressive social distancing could drastically reduce Michigan COVID-19 cases by MayFrom March: Michigan Medicine clinicians said forecasting models suggested that aggressive social distancing could drastically reduce the number of COVID-19 cases in Michigan by early May. Washtenaw County: COVID-19 cases double, community spread ‘now likely’From March: On Thursday, March 19, the number of COVID-19 cases in the county doubled to 14, according to the Health Department. VIEW: Possible Washtenaw County coronavirus (COVID-19) exposure locationsFrom March: Health officials released a list of possible exposure locations that had been visited by residents of Oakland and Washtenaw counties who had the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Driver killed, passenger extracted after car vaults from ditch into Ann Arbor Walgreens
A vehicle crashed into an Ann Arbor Walgreens on Dec. 23, 2020. ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A driver was killed and an injured passenger was extracted after 45 minutes when a car “vaulted” from a ditch into a Walgreens in Ann Arbor, officials said. A vehicle was traveling south on Huron Parkway when it left the road near Asher Road, Ann Arbor police said. Officials said the driver, identified as Otis Jones, 82, of Ann Arbor, was killed in the crash. Firefighters spent 45 minutes extricating the front seat passenger, a 77-year-old Ann Arbor woman who was “significantly pinned” in the vehicle.
Health care workers at University of Michigan hospital receive first doses of COVID-19 vaccine
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The first Michigan Medicine front line health care workers at University of Michigan Hospital are now receiving the very first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Workers at U of M Hospital were some of the very first to get the initial vaccine shot late Monday. The first doses from Pfizer came rolling into Michigan Medicine on Monday morning. U of M Health System President Dr. David Spahlinger said he got word over the weekend that the vaccines were ready and being shipped. “It was a package of hope,” Spahlinger said.