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What makes J&J vaccine different, a look back at Detroit’s first hospital for Black residents, latest on Tiger Woods after crash, more

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Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine protects against COVID-19, according to an analysis by U.S. regulators on Wednesday, which lays the foundation for a final decision on a new and more user-friendly shot to contain the pandemic.

On Friday, the agency’s independent advisors will discuss whether the evidence is strong enough to recommend the long-awaited shot. The FDA is expected to make a final decision within a few days.

Our Dr. Frank McGeorge has everything you want to know about the J&J vaccine:

Black doctors had to build their own hospitals due to the segregation in Detroit in the 20th century.

Dunbar Hospital was the first of its kind in town. The house that was once this hospital is still at 580 Frederick Street.

Here’s his story – watch it here.

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AP: In a career full of remarkable comebacks, Tiger Woods is about to make his toughest recovery.

Woods was driving down a winding road through the coastal suburbs of Los Angeles when his SUV encountered a sign, crossed an elevated mean, and two oncoming lanes before tumbling down a causeway and stalling on its side.

The airbags deployed. A sheriff’s deputy poked his head through a hole in the windshield and saw Woods, still buckled up and in the driver’s seat.

The accident caused “significant” injuries to the entire right leg that had rods, pins and screws during what was known as a “lengthy surgical procedure” at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Read more here.

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The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan rose to 582,719 on Tuesday, including 15,396 deaths, state officials report.

Tuesday’s update includes a total of 1,316 new cases and 34 additional deaths. On Monday, the state reported 581,403 confirmed cases, including 15,362 deaths.

New COVID-19 cases have plateaued and deaths have slowed. Tests were stable, with an average of more than 40,000 diagnostic tests per day, with the 7-day positive rate falling below 4.0% on Monday. Hospital stays have continued to decline in recent weeks.

Michigan’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 845 on Monday – near the lowest since October. The 7-day average death rate on Monday was 26. The state’s death rate is 2.6%. The state is also reporting “active cases,” which were listed at 36,700 on Monday – near the lowest level since October. More than 529,000 have recovered in Michigan.

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