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Another Vaccine Looks Good; What’s Next?

Pharmaceutical company Moderna intends to apply  to the US Food and Drug Administration for authorization of its Covid-19 vaccine. The company will ask the FDA to review an expanded data set showing the vaccine is 94.1% effective at preventing Covid-19 and 100% effective at preventing severe cases of the disease. “This is striking,” said Dr.…

Lions fire head coach Matt Patricia, General Manager Bob Quinn

Lions fire head coach Matt Patricia, General Manager Bob Quinn

            By Michael Stets  Two days after the embarrassing 41-25 loss to the Houston Texans on Thanksgiving, the Lions have fired head coach Matt Patrica and general manager Bob Quinn. Quinn was hired in 2016, replacing Martin Mayhew, who was fired midseason in 2015 after the Lions started out 1-7. Two…

New Highs For CV; Surge Upon Surge Predicted

From CNN The Covid-19 pandemic is raging across the US — already more devastating than previous surges and showing no signs of slowing down. On Thanksgiving, the US marked its 24th day in a row with more than 100,000 new cases. Hospitalizations Thursday hit a new high — for the 17th consecutive day — with…

More CV Records Broken

The coronavirus pandemic is raging across the US as cases explode and deaths spike. More than 2,100 Covid-19-related deaths were reported Tuesday, the highest single-day number since May. The United States recorded more than 171,000 new cases, Johns Hopkins University reported. A record-breaking number of patients are hospitalized at more than 88,000, the highest number…

Week Two Of Restrictions; Ford Facilitates Freezers

Today marks the start of the second week of the Michigan Health Departments three-week added restrictions in dealing with the upsurge in the number of corona virus cases. No slowdown was noted in the latest figures from the state. 6,290 cases were reported yesterday along with another 145 deaths. The pandemic has led to the…

COVID Cases To Double In Two Months: Projection

From CNN: Covid-19 is running unabated across almost every American community, and one model projects it will take the country just under two months to reach a staggering 20 million cases. The US could nearly double its current numbers — about 12.4 million reported infections — by January 20, according to the Washington University in…

Thanksgiving Travel Concerns

Even as crowds continue to grow at Detroit’s Metro Airport, Michigan health officials were reporting 11,511 new cases of the corona virus and another 65 deaths. 53 additional cases were reported in schools from pre-kindergarten through the university level. The state has now set six straight weeks of a record number of new cases. There…

Mich. Lettuce E-Coli Prompts Recall

A limited number of cases of organic romaine lettuce hearts have been recalled because of a possible risk of E. coli. The US Food and Drug Administration announced that Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. voluntarily recalled the produce. Dole is coordinating with regulatory officials, and no illnesses have been reported in association with the recall. The…

How Lab Courses Adapt To Life With the Virus

Here is the official news release:   While new University of Michigan COVID guidelines are requiring most undergraduates to study from their homes for the winter semester, some classes—classes that are nearly impossible to conduct online—will continue to be taught in person. Biochemistry 352 is one such class. There’s something essential about being in a…

Record CV Cases Continue; Wayco Sheriff In Hospital

Wednesday will mark the end of the first week of the state health department’s three-week restrictions in fighting the upsurge in COVID-19 cases. Michigan reported 7,528 new virus cases and another 101 deaths on Saturday. It was the sixth consecutive record week for confirmed infections. Wayne County has also reported a recent upsurge in cases…

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