DETROIT – A Macomb County business was searched Thursday for improper treatment for the coronavirus (COVID-19).
FBI attack on inappropriate COVID-19 treatment
The FBI raided the Allure Medical spa in the township of Shelby for treatments inappropriate to COVID-19.
Allure Medical is located at Van Dyke Avenue and 26 Mile Road.
Michigan Launches Mortgage Relief Partnership
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a new partnership with more than 200 financial institutions to provide relief to those struggling to pay their mortgages during the coronavirus pandemic.
Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) today announced the creation of the MiMortgage rescue partnership with over 200 Michigan financial institutions to “recognize and extend the steps these institutions have taken to help clients ensure that no one experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 loses their home during this crisis public health”
Governor plans next week to roll out plan to reopen state
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has promised more details about the state’s reopening after the coronavirus (COVID-19) shutdown, and is looking to release the details next week.
“I hope to say more when we can start relaxing the restrictions as early as Friday this week,” said Whitmer. “I will continue this conversation and share more information. Let’s be clear: we’ll probably need another short-term extension of the Stay at Home Stay Safe command. “
Death toll reaches 2,977
Number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Michigan increased to 35,291 from Thursday, including 2,977 deaths, state officials report.
The number is up from 33,966 confirmed cases and 2,813 deaths on Wednesday.
The official total recovery is 3,237.
Michigan Nursing Homes Unprepared for COVID-19 Outbreak
Experts are drawing attention to nursing homes as potential hotspots for coronavirus (COVID-19) as the pandemic progresses.
MORE: Monitoring of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in nursing homes around Metro Detroit
Like other state hospitals and medical centers, workers in nursing homes are experiencing a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Cleveland Clinic Sends 13 Nurses To Henry Ford Hospital In Detroit
The Cleveland Clinic has sent 13 nurses to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit for help and relief in the event of COVID-19.
The nurses left Avon Hospital in Ohio on Wednesday. According to the Cleveland Clinic, they will spend up to four weeks in various locations at Henry Ford Hospital to treat COVID-19 patients.
Detroit students get 50,000 laptops and free internet
A coalition of Detroit-based companies and philanthropic organizations announced on Thursday a plan to put a tablet computer with high-speed LTE internet connection, as well as technical support, in the hands of every student from Kindergarten to 12 Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) year before the end of the school year.
City hall discusses COVID-19 impact on black community
The coronavirus (COVID-19) has a disproportionate impact on the black community in Michigan.
Several leaders representing various professions discussed important issues within the black community at a Facebook town hall meeting on Thursday.
Explore Michigan virtually
How about good news?
As you move away from society, you can explore Michigan virtually.
The #VirtualPureMichigan campaign will include live cameras showing places like Traverse City, Holland and Frankenmuth, as well as virtual tours of museums and other related educational experiences.
It is believed that the virus is mainly spread from person to person.
- Between people who are in close contact with each other (within a radius of about 6 feet).
- By respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land in the mouth or nose of nearby people or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Can someone spread the virus without being sick?
- Spread is possible before people have symptoms. People who have no symptoms can still carry the virus and can spread it to others.
Propagation of contact with contaminated surfaces or objects
A person may get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object on which the virus is located and then touching their mouth, nose or possibly eyes, but this is not the primary method used by the virus spreads.
The ease with which the virus spreads
The ease with which a virus spreads from person to person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (spread easily), such as measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily. Another factor is whether the gap is sustained, continuously expanding without stopping.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The best way to prevent the disease is to avoid being exposed to the virus. However, as a reminder, the CDC still recommends daily preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with sick people.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces with a regular household spray or cleaning cloth.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the toilet; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
MORE: Beaumont Health launches coronavirus hotline for patients with symptoms
People who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare professional immediately.
Question about the coronavirus? Ask Dr. McGeorge here.
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