With an estimated 83,000 people eligible to receive the vaccine, Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail said in a press release Monday that the ICHD can only vaccinate around 2,000 people each week. In five days, over 12,000 appointments have been scheduled.
Michigan recorded its 500,00th COVID-19 case Monday, Whitmer said. At this time, more than 12,000 Michiganders have died from COVID-19 complications.
The university is working to transition the semester start date; however, it is unclear if the pushback will only apply for classes being held in person, or those entirely online as well.
If this semester was a meal at a restaurant, it’d be — for MSU mechanical engineering freshman Tyler Burr — a tuna club sandwich, but the tuna is expired, the tomatoes are mushy, the bread is soggy and the waiter forgot to put a pickle spear on the side. After taking a bite, he asked himself, “Why did I pay for this?”
At a Dec. 10 press conference, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gave updates on COVID-19 vaccinations, relief plans for businesses, and a new Protect Michigan Commission.
The portal allows patients to search by the procedure from a menu of 300 services and to provide a customized estimate of out-of-pocket costs given an individual’s insurance details when applicable, the release states.
Health Officer Linda Vail has made attempts to communicate with the legislature in the past including a recent letter to the Senate and a letter to the House of Representatives after an exposure in April.
Currently, Michigan's case rate is at 522 COVID-19 cases per million, MDHHS Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun said. Cases are trending down, but are still seven times the rate of COVID-19 in September.
Quarantine and monitoring for this incident at the Anderson House Office Building will officially end Dec. 17.