Billions in fraudulent unemployment claims paid out during the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic was the subject of a joint House and Senate Oversight Committee Thursday. According to an independent audit, of the $8.5 billion paid out fraudulently, some of it went to people impersonating others while the majority went to people using their own name to sign up for unemployment. It’s unclear if those people were attempting to defraud the system or..
University of Michigan Health System is reaching capacity in its emergency rooms due to a fourth surge of COVID-19. According to health officials, there are other urgent and emergent cases increase at this time of year like heart attacks and strokes. Dr. David Miller is the president of University of Michigan Health System. He says..
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan hospitals reported a record number of COVID-19 patients Monday, surpassing the peak from nearly a month ago before the state’s daily already-high infection counts surged to new heights due to the more contagious omicron variant. Roughly 4,900 people were hospitalized with confirmed or suspected cases of the virus, including 4,580..
Older adults were among the most vulnerable populations during the pandemic. Besides staying safe from the coronavirus, they had to cope with aging during a pandemic with limited caregivers, isolation and finding new ways to receive health care. Dr. Preeti Malani is the chief health officer and professor of medicine for the Division of Infectious Diseases..
A record number of people in Michigan are voting absentee this election, but many people are still planning to vote in-person at the polls. So the question is: Is it safe to vote at your local precinct during the pandemic? Click on the audio player to hear WDET's Pat Batcheller interview Laura Herberg about pandemic safety..
Some businesses in the developing East Warren Corridor had been open for less than a year when the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to shut-down. Now, they're planning re-opening, and hoping that customers will support the Corridor's mission of hiring locally and supporting the Eastside Detroit community. Listen: Three businesses learning how to welcome customers safely. Your browser does..
Local Lunar New Year events are being canceled or postponed because of concerns about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. The Detroit chapter of the Association of Chinese Americans postponed a banquet that was supposed to happen Feb. 1, and a lantern festival scheduled for this coming weekend. "It's not so much that it's so much fear. We've..