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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…MORE

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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…MORE

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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…MORE

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July 23, 2021 ~ WJR Senior News Analyst Marie Osborne tells Paul W. health officials are concerned about a new “superbug fungus” found in two cities in the United States.


July 23, 2021 ~ Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Elizabeth Hertel talks to Paul W. about the increase in COVID-19 cases and says vaccinations and masks will help mitigate the virus.


July 23, 2021 ~ Medical Director of Community Health for Beaumont Dr. Asha Shajahan talks with Kevin Dietz about the new life expectancy numbers.

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