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Whitmer to address Michigan’s race to vaccinate amid 3rd surge, Detroit police upset with suspect’s release

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer will hold a press conference Friday morning, the day after she spoke at the unveiling of the new Ford Field vaccination clinic, which will begin administering patients next week.

In addition to her Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joneigh Khaldun speak. FOX 2 will stream the press conference on site and on Facebook.

There are two trends in Michigan’s public health arena and how fast they move up or down will determine what type of spring dweller they will have.

More than 25% of the state has received at least one vaccine, including 60% of the elderly. The state is pretty confident about its prospects of reopening the state by July 4th. It has relaxed the rules for almost all industries and plans to make vaccination eligibility available to everyone by early April.

However, this good news is underscored by a new sense of urgency gripping the state – its COVID-19 infections are increasing rapidly. The state epidemiologist compared the current surge in cases to the surge in October.

Michigan has already gone through two waves with COVID-19. The first required an almost complete lockout of all services, as so little was known about how to mitigate the hazard. The second increase also required drastic measures, but with more safety precautions.

Now Michigan is on the brink of yet another spike in some cases, an indicator of how short a state’s honeymoon can be to progress against COVID-19. At least 10 other states see similar trends, although most are not in the Midwest.

Sarah Lyon-Callo, MDHHS epidemiology bureau director and state epidemiologist, said an increase in high school-related outbreaks and the spread of the newly contagious B.1.1.7 variant were partly to blame. More outbreaks are being reported in nursing homes and manufacturing centers.

CVS to administer vaccines this weekend

More pharmacies will start delivering COVID-19 vaccines this weekend when CVS starts scheduling appointments.

The positive test rate has increased to 5.1% while the cases per million have doubled.

Deaths are still declining, but as health professionals understand, this is a lagging indicator and could rise in the coming weeks. A 12% increase in hospital bed use for COVID-19 patients and a 45% increase from the February low may be as good a sign as any other.

How the media can change the way it reports on substance abuse

Bree Rowe is a mother of four recovering from a substance use disorder that entered her seven years ago. “I was addicted to heroin. I struggled with substance abuse for five or six years before I had my children.”

But these problems don’t just go away when you have kids, Rowe said. There is always more to be done. But every time a recovery message appears, photos and videos show general footage of needles and pills. they make it difficult for people recovering and dehumanizing those who struggle with it.

“The media will have positive stories about substance abuse disorders, these great programs we are doing with families against narcotics, and then they will be cut into a needle and a spoon or a needle that goes into an arm or pills that go slowly out a pill dropping bottle, “said David Clayton of FAN.

Clayton’s mission is to change how the media portrays recovery stories. It will be key to ending the stigma of addiction and helping those struggling to overcome it.

How to change the media’s presentation of substance use disorders

The way substance use disorders and recovery are portrayed in the media can be stigmatizing and inducing for people who are recovering.

Detroit police are angry about the release of suspects

Detroit police are dissatisfied with the court system after a judge released two men on personal bond after pointing firearms at officers and leading them on a high-speed hunt.

“These guys are dangerous and I’ll tell you what, these guys are not going to appear in court,” said Cpl. Jason Tonti with the Detroit Police Department.

Suspects Joshua McCormick and Terrence Jordan wrecked a Boy Scout car and pointed the guns at the police several times before driving off. Even Police Chief James Craig was upset about the court’s move.

A Jordon defense attorney, however, pushed the comments back and was particularly upset when the boss commented on a case before a preliminary examination was conducted. “I think the police chief thinks anyone who’s currently charged with a crime should be locked up.”

36th District Court Chief Justice William McConico issued a statement on Sherman’s behalf that read in part, “The judge has objectively weighed the factors the court must consider in determining the loan, such as community, etc. the defense Convincingly presented information that confirmed the defendants’ community ties, several stable jobs and a lack of previous criminal contacts. No information was given to suggest that either the defendant posed a flight or security risk. “

2 men released by the court after leading the police in pursuit and pointing guns at officers

The court released two men who allegedly led the Detroit police in a car chase and pointed a gun at officers.

Henry Ford uses a $ 750,000 grant to increase minority representation in cancer studies

In the past, color communities were excluded from the conversation and were underrepresented in scientific case studies. It got even worse at times when many, without their consent, recall the unethical Tuskegee Syphilis Study of African Americans in the 1930s.

“Only about 2-5% of African American patients actually participate in cancer clinical trials,” said Dr. Eleanor Walker, Director of Breast Radiation Oncology and Medical Director of Integrative Services at Henry Ford Hospital.

The Henry Ford Cancer Institute is work to increase minority representation in its cancer clinical trials with a $ 750,000 grant. “We’re working with the University of Michigan to actually work with our community health workers, our church groups,” said Walker.

Walker said they want to talk to patients and find out what is important to them.

Henry Ford wants more minorities to participate in cancer clinical trials

The Henry Ford Cancer Institute aims to increase the number of minorities represented in its clinical trials by finding out what is important to them.

What else do we see

  1. The Simpsons will air their 700th episode this Sunday as they look back on a Christmas past.
  2. Metro Detroit business owners hold a press conference to introduce a new alliance and partnership among stakeholders. It’s called MDBBA
  3. More I-75 closings this week – this time on Big Beaver Road, which has been closed under the freeway as road crews work to open a new divergent diamond exchange. It will reopen at 6 a.m. on Monday
  4. The Pope Francis Center will continue to provide food, medical care, and shelter to homeless people in Detroit at the TCF Center through June 1. The non-profit has been active since last year during the worst pandemic.
  5. It may not feel like it, but this weekend is the last days of winter. The official start of spring begins next Monday.

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Daily forecast

Temperatures didn’t start well on Friday and fell below freezing for half the morning. You will reach up to 49 degrees in a cloudless sky for a day. It gets even warmer at the weekend.

The winds are easing after strong gusts rock Metro Detroit

Rich Luterman has the forecast for Thursday evening.

Spa shoots in Atlanta reveal inequalities related to race, gender, and gender

Seven of the eight people killed were women; six were of Asian descent. The suspect appeared to attribute his actions to a “sex addiction” according to police.

While the U.S. has seen mass murders in recent years, in which police said armed men had racist or misogynistic motives, proponents and scholars say the shootings this week targeted a group of people at three massage parlors in the Atlanta area marginalized in several ways, in a crime piecing together scars about race, gender, migrant labor, and sex work.

“In some ways, this is another manifestation of the exposure to marginalized people in the US,” said Angela Jones, a professor of sociology at the State University of New York’s Farmingdale State College, whose research has focused on race, gender, sexuality and sexuality Sex work.

The Atlanta murders follow a wave of attacks against Asian Americans since the coronavirus first hit the US. Most of the reports are from women. The 21-year-old suspect denied that his attack was racially motivated and that he was “sexually addicted”. Authorities said he appeared to view massage parlors as a source of temptation.

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