The newest timeline for Michigan, released by the MDHHS on Wednesday, Jan. 13, sees a delay in the originally planned schedule, pushing the last prioritization group, everyone aged 16 and up without high-risk health conditions, toward the end of 2021.
Gov. Whitmer set a goal to administer 50,000 shots per day and to have 70% of Michigan residents ages 16 and up vaccinated within the coming months. She also announced that indoor dining could resume on Feb. 1 if cases continue to decrease.
In total, Sparrow has distributed 9,351 doses of vaccine, while having received a total of 17,725, most of which fall in that 98% category of distributed or allocated, according to a Monday press release.
Last semester, there was a spike COVID-19 cases as MSU students moved back to East Lansing. Now, MSU will be hosting an additional 1,700 students on campus, according to university spokesperson Dan Olsen.
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.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Ingham County reported a total 9,148 and 119 deaths cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Of these, around 7,000 cases and all but 40 deaths have occurred since Sept. 1