Category Archives: COVID-19

State of The State:  Whitmer Pledges to “Fix The Damn Road Ahead”

State of The State: Whitmer Pledges to “Fix The Damn Road Ahead”

Photo:  Getty LANSING, January 27, 2021 ~ Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivered her State of The State address Wednesday, offering a theme that promises to “fix the damn road ahead.”  In a downsized and brief 25-minute address, the Governor overviewed her multi-billion-dollar COVID-19 relief plan, which focuses on increased vaccine distribution, getting kids back in schools,…

Biden Battling Pandemic Amidst Trump Impeachment

Biden Battling Pandemic Amidst Trump Impeachment

Photo:  Mark Makela / Getty WASHINGTON DC, January 26, 2021 ~ President Biden held a news conference Monday afternoon to deliver remarks and sign an executive order aimed at strengthening American manufacturing.  What followed was a slew of reporter questions about the pandemic, President Trump’s impeachment trial, and the lagging pace of his Cabinet confirmations. …

Michigan to Allow Limited-Capacity Indoor Dining Beginning February 1

Michigan to Allow Limited-Capacity Indoor Dining Beginning February 1

Photo:  Julia Pickett / State of Michigan January 22, 2021 ~ In a news conference Friday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that the State of Michigan will allow indoor dining on a limited basis beginning Monday, January 1.  “I know this pandemic has hurt our restaurant owners, our restaurant workers, and all of their families,” said Whitmer.…

Indoor Dining Suspension Extended to February 1, Other Restrictions Eased

Indoor Dining Suspension Extended to February 1, Other Restrictions Eased

Photo:  Julia Pickett / State of Michigan January 13, 2021 ~ Governor Whitmer announced Wednesday that the ban on indoor dining would be extended to February 1.  Her amended orders did lift restrictions on forms of physical activity, with indoor group fitness and non-contact sports allowed starting this Saturday.  RELATED PODCASTS: January 13, 2021 ~…

Whitmer Declares Extension on Partial Lockdown

Whitmer Declares Extension on Partial Lockdown

Photo ~ Bill Pugliano / Getty Images LANSING, December 8, 2020 ~ Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Monday that the partial lockdown order in place is to be extended through Sunday, December 20. The lockdown was given a 12 day extension after originally being set to end midnight on Tuesday, December 10. The order comes as…

Do the 3-W’s; Worst Of CV Yet To Come

Do the 3-W’s; Worst Of CV Yet To Come

As the US nears an average of 200,000 Covid-19 cases a day, experts say “behavior and cold weather” are behind the current surge gripping American communities. “People are going indoors, they’re not minding the three W’s,” Health and Human Services secretary, Alex Azar, told Fox News’s Chris Wallace Sunday. “Our advice is always the same.…

Elissa Slotkin Headed to Front the CIA?

Elissa Slotkin Headed to Front the CIA?

Photo:  Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images December 4, 2020 ~ Is Representative Elissa Slotkin going to be the next Director of the Central Intelligence Agency?  WJR’s Frank Beckmann asks the Congresswoman about the speculation, plus gets details on efforts to pass a new COVID-19 relief bill.

More Deaths, Then Vaccines

More Deaths, Then Vaccines

Across the US, preparations are underway to quickly distribute Covid-19 vaccines once authorized, but experts say before that relief occurs, the coming months will be difficult. What comes next is likely the country’s “worst-case scenario in terms of overwhelmed hospitals, in terms of the death count,” said emergency medicine physician Dr. Leana Wen. “There’s just…

Whitmer Talks Shutdowns, Proposed Stimulus with WJR’s Kevin Dietz

Whitmer Talks Shutdowns, Proposed Stimulus with WJR’s Kevin Dietz

Photo:  Bill Pugliano / Getty Images DETROIT, December 2, 2020 ~ Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer joins “The Paul W. Smith Show” to talk about current COVID restrictions and how long they might last.  Whitmer also talks about her efforts to help Michigan’s struggling small businesses through her recently-proposed state stimulus bill.

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