The COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) continues to dominate the news in the US and across the world. The number of cases, and deaths, continue to rise. Today, Michigan reports over 22,700 COVID-19 cases and 1,270 lives lost. Michigan state and local leaders continue to take steps to mitigate the impact of the virus.
This weekend’s reading highlights the work of Governor Whitmer and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan in addressing COVID-19 in addition to the other listed topics.
1. Michigan Spotlight
- Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS): Michigan’s Health Insurers Agree to Provide Coronavirus Treatment at No Cost to Patients
- Henry Ford Health System: Henry Ford Health System to lead national study to determine drug’s effectiveness in preventing COVID-19
- TechCrunch: Detroit to be first to deploy Abbott Labs’ 5-minute COVID-19 test, mayor says
- Bridge: When Michigan unemployment, stimulus checks, and $600 CARES money will arrive
- MI.gov: Michigan is First State to Provide Food to Families Affected by School Closings Caused by COVID-19; Families with children who received free, reduced-cost lunches at school qualify for new program
2. Take a Breath – COVID-19 & Lungs
- WebMD: Doctors Puzzle over COVID-19 Lung Problems
- New York Times: What You Should Know Before You Need a Ventilator (Opinion)
- Washington Post: The Health 202 – At least half of covid-19 patients on ventilators don’t make it
3. Polio & Tuberculosis Lessons for COVID-19?
- The Atlantic: The Epidemic That Preyed on Children
- New York Times: Can an Old Vaccine Stop the New Coronavirus? A tuberculosis vaccine invented a century ago is cheap and safe, and seems to bolster the body’s immune system
- New York Times: How NOT to Wear a Mask
- New York Times: The Science of Helping Out During a crisis, the people who cope best are those who help others.
- Wall Street Journal: Put Down the Phone: 100 (Nonscreen) Activities to Occupy Your Kids in Quarantine