Category Archives: Health & Medicine

COVID-19 Booster Shot to Distribute Beginning September 20

COVID-19 Booster Shot to Distribute Beginning September 20

DETROIT, August 13, 2021 ~ Monday, Pfizer and BioNTech submitted clinical trial data to the US Food and Drug Administration, seeking authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for everyone 16 and older — not just for those with compromised immune systems. Wednesday, health officials announced booster shots will be available starting September 20, 2021,…

FDA to Authorize Third COVID-19 Shot for Immunocompromised Patients

FDA to Authorize Third COVID-19 Shot for Immunocompromised Patients

WASHINGTON DC, August 11, 2021 ~ Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to amend emergency use authorizations this week for COVID-19 booster shots for immunocompromised people. This shot would be a third shot for those who have already received the first two doses of either Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, and are affected…

15-Year-Old Catholic Central Football Player Dies After Conditioning Practice

15-Year-Old Catholic Central Football Player Dies After Conditioning Practice

NOVI, August 11, 2021 ~ Saturday, 15-year-old Novi Detroit Catholic Central High School Football Player Stephen Sylvester died after collapsing during conditioning practice last Monday. The school’s website called for prayers for Stephen on its prayer request list late last week, stating that he was “experiencing a health challenge.” “We are incredibly saddened by the…

Fauci: “We’re Not Changing the Science” Amidst Reinstated CDC Mask Guidelines

Fauci: “We’re Not Changing the Science” Amidst Reinstated CDC Mask Guidelines

Photo: Win McNamee / Getty WASHINGTON DC, July 28, 2021 ~ Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new recommendation that fully vaccinated individuals in areas with “substantial or high transmission” should wear masks indoors due to the highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant. “We’re not changing the science,” said Dr. Anthony…

17 Positive COVID-19 Cases Linked to Faster Horses Music Festival

17 Positive COVID-19 Cases Linked to Faster Horses Music Festival

BROOKLYN, MICHIGAN, July 26, 2021 ~ At least 17 people have tested positive for COVID-19 following Faster Horses Festival, held July 16 – 19. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is currently investigating cases with local public health departments. “I wouldn’t normally expect there to be any outbreaks to be honest with you,”…

Pfizer Pushing for Development of 3rd Booster Vaccine

Pfizer Pushing for Development of 3rd Booster Vaccine

WASHINGTON DC, July 9, 2021 ~ Thursday, Pfizer stated that they are currently expanding efforts to develop booster vaccines to fight COVID-19 variants. In response, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a joint statement saying that Americans do not need booster shots yet. “People who are…

Whitmer: “The MI Shot to Win Sweepstakes will save and change lives…”

Whitmer: “The MI Shot to Win Sweepstakes will save and change lives…”

Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty LANSING, July 1, 2021 ~ Thursday morning, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the MI Shot to Win Sweepstakes, a vaccination lottery awarding more than $5 million in cash and $495,000 in scholarships. “The MI Shot to Win Sweepstakes will save and change lives,” said Governor Whitmer Thursday morning. “The reasoning behind…

Michigan COVID-19 Restrictions Ending June 22

Michigan COVID-19 Restrictions Ending June 22

June 21, 2021 ~ Monday is the last day of COVID-19 restrictions in Michigan following more than a year of lockdown orders. “Today is a day that we have all been looking forward to, as we can safely get back to normal day-to-day activities and put this pandemic behind us,” Governor Gretchen Whitmer said in…

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