The Ottawa County Department of Public Health on Wednesday reported 345 new cases of the virus and two COVID-19-related deaths since Wednesday.
LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday directed the state to expedite the ordering of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 so that it will be quickly available once the federal government gives it the green light.
MINNEAPOLIS — A recent post on Kate Lincoln’s neighborhood website caught her by surprise. A neighbor had written “Need a vaccine exemption? … Holy Trinity Church in South St. Paul is helpful.”
The Ottawa County Department of Public Health on Friday reported 308 new cases of the virus and two COVID-19-related deaths since Wednesday.
Kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear safe and nearly 91 percent effective at preventing symptomatic infections in 5- to 11-year-olds, according to study details released Friday as the U.S. considers opening vaccinations to that age group.
WASHINGTON — Children ages 5-11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician’s office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school, the White House said Wednesday as it detailed plans for the expected authorization of the Pfizer shot for younger children in a matter of weeks.
LANSING — Michigan business groups on Monday urged President Joe Biden to reconsider a plan to require most workers to get vaccinated or regularly tested for COVID-19 but said, if it is enacted, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer should ensure related state rules are no stricter.
WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are expected to authorize the mixing and matching of COVID-19 booster doses this week in an effort to provide flexibility as the campaign for extra shots expands.
LANSING (AP) — Starting this month, 13 mental health and addiction clinics across Michigan will receive the same Medicaid funding as any other health center in an effort U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow says will help bridge the stigmatic and funding divide between mental and physical health.
SEKE, Zimbabwe — Yvonne Binda stands in front of a church congregation, all in pristine white robes, and tells them not to believe what they’ve heard about COVID-19 vaccines.
As the 2021-22 influenza (flu) season gets underway in West Michigan, the Ottawa County Department of Public Health is encouraging flu vaccinations for everyone six months of age or older by the end of November to reduce the risk of illness and its potentially serious complications.
The Ottawa County Department of Public Health on Friday reported 305 new cases of the virus and two new deaths related to COVID-19 since Wednesday's report.
The Ottawa County Department of Public Health on Wednesday reported 403 new cases of the virus and five new deaths related to COVID-19 since Monday's report.
The state health department on Friday reported 8,409 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 82 COVID-19-related deaths in Michigan since Wednesday's report.
Parents tired of worrying about classroom outbreaks and sick of telling their elementary school-age children no to sleepovers and family gatherings felt a wave of relief Thursday when Pfizer asked the U.S. government to authorize its COVID-19 vaccine for youngsters ages 5 to 11.
The Ottawa County health department on Wednesday reported 295 new cases of the virus (147.5 per day) and three deaths related to COVID-19 since Monday's report.
DETROIT — A lack of confidence in science and a boundless supply of misinformation spread via social media has led America to where it is today — a nation still grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, unable to get enough people fully vaccinated to stop its spread, said Dr. Marc Rosenthal, …
The COVID-19 patient’s health was deteriorating quickly at a Michigan hospital, but he was having none of the doctor’s diagnosis. Despite dangerously low oxygen levels, the unvaccinated man didn’t think he was that sick and got so irate over a hospital policy forbidding his wife from being a…
Just a few months ago, the protection offered by COVID-19 vaccines brought Americans joy and relief, allowing the fully immunized to ditch their masks and return to a semblance of pre-pandemic life. Now that protection seems more like an illusion.
While some county health departments across Michigan have rescinded their mask mandates for local schools, the health order issued by the Ottawa County health officer requiring face masks in educational settings remains in effect.
The Ottawa County health department on Friday reported 268 new cases of the virus and three deaths related to COVID-19 since Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Drugmaker Merck said Friday that its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus and that it would soon ask health officials in the U.S. and around the world to authorize its use.
The state health department on Wednesday reported 6,773 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 100 COVID-19-related deaths in Michigan since Monday.
Earlier this month, Dr. Rashid Buttar posted on Twitter that COVID-19 “was a planned operation” and shared an article alleging that most people who got the COVID-19 vaccine would be dead by 2025.
SALT LAKE CITY — The top leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Wednesday ordered mandatory use of face masks in its temples around the globe to fight COVID-19 and again called for members to get vaccinated, citing church history in prior pandemics.
The state health department on Friday reported 6,080 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 85 COVID-19-related deaths in Michigan since Wednesday.
Michiganders support the government requiring students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as federal regulators approve inoculation for all age groups, according to the findings of a new poll commissioned by the Detroit Regional Chamber.
The Ottawa County health department on Monday reported 254 new cases of the virus and four new deaths related to COVID-19 since Friday.
For anyone hoping to see light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel over the next three to six months, scientists have some bad news: Brace for more of what we’ve already been through.
The State of Michigan reported 6,093 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 from Saturday through Monday. The average number of new cases over that time is 2,031 per day.
TAMPA, Fla. — She gets to the hospital 20 minutes before her shift, walks through the lobby carrying a smoothie, hoping — but not believing — that today might be better than the day before.
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday is announcing sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant that is killing thousands each week and jeopardizing the n…
The Ottawa County Department of Public Health on Friday reported 245 new cases of the virus and no deaths related to COVID-19 since Wednesday.
The Ottawa County Department of Public Health on Wednesday reported 221 new cases of the virus and one death related to COVID-19 since Monday.
Athletes have historically been portrayed as the truest example of perseverance – the epitome of never giving up. It’s the warrior mentality, to never show fear or weakness.
LANSING — Four female soccer players at Western Michigan University challenged the school's COVID-19 vaccine requirement for athletes Monday, saying it violates their Christian beliefs.
Over the past three days, the average number of new confirmed cases in Michigan is about 1,673 per day — down from 1,979 per day over the previous two-day period.
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy has declared Saturday to be an Action Day for elevated levels of ozone in Ottawa, Kent, Muskegon, Mason, Oceana and Allegan counties.