• Michigan seeing high COVID-19 surge, but why?

    6 days ago - By Wood TV

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - As Michigan becomes the nation's newest COVID-19 epicenter, health officials say there are several factors contributing to this surge.
    “Right now, the numbers in Michigan seem to be about the worst in the country,” Adam London, administrative health officer with the Kent County Health Department, said. “There are probably a number of reasons for that - I think the higher prevalence of the COVID-19 variants here in Michigan is one of those reasons.”
    The highly contagious B.1.1.7 variant, which originated in the United Kingdom, has spread quickly throughout the...
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  • MDHHS partnering with colleges to get students COVID-19 vaccines

    MDHHS partnering with colleges to get students COVID-19 vaccines

    6 days ago - By Wood TV

    LANSING, Mich. - In an effort to get more vaccinated for COVID-19, the state health department announced Thursday that the shot will be more assessable to college students.
    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said it will be distributing doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to local health department that partner with colleges.
    "Vaccinating this group of the population right now makes a lot of sense as thousands of college and university students near the end of their academic year and are preparing to travel back home, start new jobs, take summer vacations, and interact with...
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