Pandemic

After declining steeply for six months, coronavirus cases are once again on the rise, thanks to the delta variant. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday that new cases are up by nearly 70% in just a week. Hospitalizations are up by nearly 36%.

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The highly-contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus has turned up in Michigan. It’s the latest hurdle to overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Pandemic-related restrictions on restaurants and bars in Michigan were lifted on Tuesday. WKAR’s Scott Pohl visited a few downtown Lansing eateries to see what changes are being made.

Ingham County’s top health official says low COVID-19 case rates are likely this summer.


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The Tokyo Olympics battling to contain COVID-19. Should the games still go on? Also, thoughts on possible expansion of the college football playoff from four, to 12 teams. 


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A Delhi Township trustee is pledging to donate his salary to residents who are struggling to pay their bills.

After seeing the ways the coronavirus pandemic exposed gaps in federal and state support programs, TyJuan Thirdgill is taking matters into his own hands.

Linda Vail and state Chief Medical Executive, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun visit a drive-thru vaccination clinic in the county.
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The Ingham County Health Department will close its COVID-19 vaccination site at the MSU Pavilion next week.

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Restrictions on restaurant capacity and hours of operation are starting to ease in Michigan.

Ingham County’s top health official says it’s a step towards what she calls an “exit strategy” for moving the industry back to normal.

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Families can gain free admission to the Potter Park Zoo in Lansing Saturday as part of an Ingham County Health Department COVID-19 vaccination drive.


The COVID-19 Pandemic Changed The Way Media Covered Michigan State Basketball

May 26, 2021
Sara Tidwell
Sara Tidwell

Two student reporters that covered the men’s basketball team, Jayna Bardahl and Sara Tidwell, discuss their journey through a challenging year.

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