CoronaVirus

Red Cross Faces Severe Blood Shortages Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

There is a shortage of blood donations nationwide. Several blood drives have canceled since March 23, resulting in 200,000 less donations. The red cross is in need of donations more than ever. One donation can save up to three lives. If you are looking to schedule an apointment, then you can find your local donation center at www.redcross.org. This is an essential service/donation that can not be replicated.


Quicken Loans Joins ‘Arsenal of Health’ Effort as Coronavirus Cases Surge

Detroit mortgage company will handle logistics, technology, at drive-thru testing site. This will be at the vacant Michigan State Fairgrounds near Woodward Avenue and 8 Mile Road on Detroit’s northern border with Oakland County and have initial capacity to test about 400 per day. In South Korea, the large amount of testing — much of it done in a drive-thru manner as is now being planned in Detroit — is credited with how the Asian country lessened the number of cases and prevented its health care system from being overwhelmed, as is now happening with some Michigan hospitals.


Michigan gets ‘A’ for social distancing, data firm says

A data firm ranks places based on the change in distance traveled during the days before the pandemic began to the present. The company said it also compares the score with the number of reported cases to show the correlation with changes in behavior over time. Places, such as Michigan, that saw a decrease in 40% of travel received an “A” letter grade.


Governor Gretchen Whitmer Gives an Update on the State of Michigan’s Response to Coronavirus

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is giving an update on the state's response to Coronavirus. MORE: https://bit.ly/2vQEWGh

Posted by FOX 2 Detroit on Thursday, March 26, 2020

Watch Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s public address to the state of Michigan. She covers a variety of topics concerning the health and well being of Michiganders and what the state government is doing to help combat this Coronavirus. She reiterated that the best way to stop the spread is to stay indoors with their family. The state government is trying to collect/produce as much medical supplies as possible and following in the footsteps of other neighboring states.


Save Yourself From a Sewer Situation During Stay At Home

Multiple municipalities are urging their residents to drop their “flushable” wipes in the trash instead of the toilet.  The wipes are not biodegradable and are becoming a big cause of sewer backups as people seek to sanitize every surface in their homes against COVID-19.  Check out these important resources from SEMCOG, Sylvan Lake, and C&G Newspapers.


Former Michigan State Fairgrounds becomes Drive-through COVID-19 Testing Site

As reported today on Michigan Radio and in Crain’s Detroit Business, the City of Detroit is teaming up with Oakland, Macomb and Wayne County officials to create a large drive-through COVID-19 testing station at the former Michigan State Fairgrounds site at 8 Mile and Woodward. The testing station is a partnership between the government jurisdictions and Henry Ford Health System, Trinity Health and the Detroit Medical Center. Patients in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties can call (313) 230-0505 for an appointment but will need a doctor’s prescription in order to be tested.


Beaumont Offers Online COVID-19 Assessment Tool

Beaumont Health is adding a new tool in its effort to keep the communities it serves up-to-date and informed about the coronavirus pandemic. The new online self-assessment tool will let everyone who logs on self-screen their symptoms to see if they are consistent with what health care professionals know about COVID-19. Beaumont doctors reiterate that upwards of 80% of people who do contract the coronavirus will only experience mild symptoms and won’t require hospitalization.


Detroit Sees Fast COVID-19 Spread

With the exception of New York City and New Orleans, the City of Detroit and the surrounding area are seeing the fastest rate of coronavirus spread in the entire nation. Bridge Magazine finds that this is the result of many different factors, but the news reinforces that we all need to do our part to stay home, stay safe and flatten the curve as much as possible every day.


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