Michigan unemployment agency director says state is attempting to recoup money from fraudulent claims 

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..

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Michigan COVID-19 hospitalizations reach new high

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..

Pandemic Reveals Issues Already Prevalent for Older Adults Such as Loneliness, Holistic Health Care

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..

Detroit East Side Entrepreneurs Were Ready For Business. Then a Pandemic Hit.

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..