Nearly $11 Billion In COVID-19 Relief Funds Available For Michigan

LANSING - The Biden administration on Monday opened up its request line for some $350 billion in funds to help state, county and local governments recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, with nearly $11 billion available for Michigan and its communities. "With this funding, communities hit hard by COVID-19 will able to return to a semblance of

By |2021-05-11T08:40:28-04:00May 10th, 2021|Coronavirus, Science|

COVID Update: Michigan Battling Virus Surge – New Normal Not Until Fall

ANN ARBOR - Epidemiologist Fred Brown updates his latest COVID-19 models that take into account the surge in COVID-19 cases in Michigan and warns that the new normal may not begin until fall, rather than by the Fourth of July. Trained as a medicinal biochemist, Brown has been on the discovery, development and/or launch teams

By |2021-05-09T17:53:43-04:00May 9th, 2021|Coronavirus, mitechtv, Science|

MDHHS Updates Testing Requirements For Long-Term Care Facilities

LANSING - The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has revised its epidemic order for COVID-19 testing in long-term care facilities across the state to reflect current guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.   Under changes to the COVID-19 testing order for skilled nursing facilities, homes for the aged and adult foster care facilities licensed to care for

By |2021-05-07T15:53:22-04:00May 7th, 2021|Coronavirus, Politics, Politics/Government, Science|

Fred Brown COVID Vaccine Update – Johnson & Johnson

ANN ARBOR - Epidemiologist Fred Brown joins Matt Roush and Mike Brennan again to update the latest pandemic news. In this video interview, he discusses the COVID vaccines, including the one made by Johnson & Johnson that was temporarily pulled from circulation only to be approved by the FDA. Trained as a medicinal biochemist, Brown

By |2021-05-03T10:40:50-04:00May 2nd, 2021|Coronavirus, mitechtv, Science|

$200,000 In Grants Awarded To Nonprofits To Support COVID-19 Recovery

LANSING – The Michigan Community Service Commission announced $200,000 in grant awards to nonprofit organizations to aid COVID-19 response and recovery. The Michigan Community Service Commission will partner with 13 organizations to launch the Michigan Community Resilience Program. The initiative will focus on making an impact during the COVID-19 response and recovery by expanding volunteerism

By |2021-05-02T18:54:00-04:00April 30th, 2021|Coronavirus, Science|

Tax Credit Available For COVID-19 Vaccinations

LANSING - The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) allows small and midsize employers, and certain governmental employers, to claim refundable tax credits that reimburse them for the cost of providing paid sick and family leave to their employees due to COVID-19, including leave taken by employees to receive or recover from COVID-19 vaccinations.

By |2021-04-26T20:27:57-04:00April 26th, 2021|Coronavirus, Featured, Science, Small Business Association of Michigan|

If You Are Under 50, You Still Are Vulnerable To COVID 19

ANN ARBOR - Epidemiologist Fred Brown updates the state of COVID infection in the United States and provides charts that show anyone under age 50 - even if they have been vaccinated - are at great risk of catching COVID-19, in part because so many people below 50 have not been vaccinated. Trained as a

By |2021-04-23T14:58:55-04:00April 23rd, 2021|Coronavirus, mitechtv, Science|

MDHHS Extends Epidemic Order, Strengthens Mask Requirement For Children 

LANSING - On Aprii 16, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) extended its Gatherings and Mask epidemic order. The Order – which preserves the strongest public health order in the Midwest – is designed to balance day-to-day activities while controlling the spread of COVID-19 and saving Michiganders’ lives. It includes expansion of mask requirements to children

By |2021-04-16T16:39:39-04:00April 16th, 2021|Coronavirus, Science|

Michigan COVID Pandemic Exploding Public Gathering Discouraged Until Fall

ANN ARBOR - Epidemiologist Fred Brown returns to explain why the COVID-19 cases in Michigan have exploded, far more than any other state. One explanation is Michigan is a big snow skiing state and many people went skiing in February only to catch the virus and spread it around the state. He had earlier predicted

By |2021-04-16T16:24:34-04:00April 16th, 2021|Coronavirus, mitechtv, Science|

COVID Variations Spreading In Michigan

ANN ARBOR - Epidemiologist Fred Brown updates the spread of a new variation of COVID-19 in Michigan and provides tips for businesses, academic institutions, and other groups on how they can avoid spread the even more contagious strains of the virus that has triggered a worldwide pandemic. Trained as a medicinal biochemist, Brown has been

By |2021-04-11T19:06:01-04:00April 11th, 2021|Coronavirus, mitechtv, Science|