Duffy Daugherty
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President Samuel Stanley Jr.
Courtesy / MSU

Michigan State University closed its campus in the middle of its spring semester earlier this year due the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, there have been a lot of questions about when students could return and what classes will look like when that happens. 

Last week, MSU President Samuel Stanley Jr. announced campus would reopen in the fall.

Dr. Joniegh Khaldun
Michigan Executive Office of the Governor

If you look at Michigan's official data on COVID-19 cases right now, you’ll see information on both diagnostic tests and serologic, or antibody tests.

Those antibody tests can show if someone has had a past infection of the coronavirus, though they can’t be used to diagnose COVID-19.

But prior to this week, data on both COVID-19 and antibody tests was reported together in the state’s database.

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Filling of investigational remdesivir vials photo
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The drug Remdesivir is showing promise as a treatment for COVID-19 patients. In clinical trials, patients recovered several days sooner than patients who got a placebo, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its use several weeks ago. Remdesivir’s maker, Gilead, has released 600,000 doses in America. Michigan got almost 11,000 doses, enough to treat 1,200 patients.

To learn more about Remdesivir, WKAR’s Scott Pohl spoke with MSU infectious disease expert Dr. Peter Gulick.

General Motors
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Autoworkers are returning to General Motors plants in America Monday, and GM is employing safety measures meant to protect people from the novel coronavirus. Lansing’s two big plants are among those reopening.

Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant
General Motors

General Motors expects to resume production at Lansing’s two assembly plants next week.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer is facing several legal challenges over her use of emergency powers in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Republican leaders in the Michigan legislature filed the latest lawsuit Wednesday against the Democratic leader of the state.