Health

Dr. Brett Etchebarne photo
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Researchers are trying to find ways to test more people for Coronavirus, and to get results faster.

Dr. Brett Etchebarne is a biomedical engineering researcher at Michigan State University. He also works in emergency rooms at both McLaren and Sparrow Hospitals in Lansing, and has been treating COVID-19 patients. WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with Dr. Etchebarne about how he hopes to improve Coronavirus testing.


Detroit auto show
File Photo / WKAR/MSU

Moving the Detroit Auto Show to the summer this year might have helped the city avoid an earlier, and worse, Coronavirus outbreak.


Steve Sutterer photo
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When you think of hospital staffs, you think of doctors and nurses. You might also think of cleaning personnel and food services.

During this time of crisis, another service of hospitals is important to many patients and their loved ones: religious counseling.

WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with Steve Sutterer, supervisor of pastoral care at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing.


Dr. Peter Gulick photo
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Dr. Peter Gulick is an infectious disease specialist with the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. Like many experts, he’s monitoring developments regarding the spread of the novel Coronavirus and the treatment of those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19. WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with Dr. Gulick about progress he sees in testing, and some promising treatments.


Andy Schor photo
WKAR File Photo / WKAR-MSU

The city of Lansing is launching a fundraising effort to help people who aren’t earning income during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Samuel Stanley Jr. photo
WKAR/MSU

Before Samuel Stanley Jr. became a university president, he was a doctor and a medical researcher. With the spread of Coronavirus, he’s bringing that knowledge base to bear through the process of switching Michigan State University to online teaching and reaching students who no longer live and study on campus.


Holt robotics team photo with Lisa Weise
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As officials warn of dwindling medical supplies due to the coronavirus pandemic, protective goggles are being donated to Lansing hospitals by the coach of Holt High School’s robotics team.

UPDATED AT 1:36 P.M. THURSDAY, MARCH 26: Teacher Lisa Weise reports that almost 250 more pairs of goggles have been donated from science rooms in Holt schools.


Mail delivery truck photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR/MSU

As Michigan deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Postal Service is still delivering mail.


Byron Drachman tricycle photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR/MS

Lansing’s parks and river trail are still open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Usage could begin increasing, as Spring arrives.


Royal Scot sign photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR/MSU

With restaurants and theaters closed due to Coronavirus, one type of business that so far may remain open in Michigan is golf courses.


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