Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans. In humans, coronaviruses cause respiratory tract infections that can be mild, such as some cases of the common cold (among other possible causes, predominantly rhinoviruses), and others that can be lethal, such as SARS, MERS, and COVID-19.

NORML Responds to Studies Identifying Link Between COVID and Cannabis Use Disorder Diagnosis

CLEVELAND - Fully vaccinated persons with a clinical diagnosis of cannabis use disorder (CUD) possess a greater risk of COVID breakthrough infections than do to similar controls, according to data published in the journal World Psychiatry. Researchers with the US National Institutes of Health and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland evaluated whether those with a diagnosis of

By |2021-10-15T12:51:14-04:00October 15th, 2021|Coronavirus, Featured, Science|

Two-Thirds Of Business Travelers Plan To Reduce Trips Amid Rising COVID Cases

WASHINGTON – U.S. business travelers are scaling back travel plans amid rising COVID-19 cases, with 67% planning to take fewer trips, 52% likely to cancel existing travel plans without rescheduling, and 60% planning to postpone existing travel plans, according to a new national survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Hotel &

By |2021-09-13T19:28:37-04:00September 13th, 2021|Coronavirus, Featured, Science|

MIOSHA Encourages Employers To Follow Updated CDC Guidance To Contain Spread of COVID-19

LANSING - MIOSHA is strongly encouraging Michigan employers to follow recently updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines due to the Delta variant of COVID-19. According to the CDC, the Delta variant is much more contagious, may infect those that have been vaccinated and may also allow vaccinated individuals to spread the virus. Prior to Delta, the probability for vaccinated

By |2021-08-22T13:02:59-04:00August 22nd, 2021|Coronavirus, Politics, Politics/Government, Science|

Career Changers Seek Better Work-Life Balance, Ahead of Better Pay: FlexJobs Survey

BOULDER, CO. – Sixty-eight percent of respondents in a FlexJob Survey would consider changing careers, and an additional 19 percent would consider changing careers for an amazing opportunity. Only Five percent say they are happy in their current profession. The number one reason cited for wanting to change careers was seeking a career with better

By |2021-08-23T09:55:03-04:00August 21st, 2021|Coronavirus, Science|

What Businesses Need to Know About the Pandemic Relief Plans Ending

DETROIT - More than a year into the pandemic, the country is doing its best to get back on its feet, and the local government is trying to encourage a return to normal. Indeed, as early as July, COVID-era relief programs have begun to expire in Michigan and other states. Such programs include, among others,

By |2021-08-21T07:16:18-04:00August 20th, 2021|Coronavirus, Science|

GR Infusion Therapy Company Recruiting Patients For COVID-19 Research Study

GRAND RAPIDS—Infusion Associates, a provider of medically prescribed outpatient infusion therapy, has begun recruiting patients across Michigan for an international COVID-19 study sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Alongside the international study team, Infusion Associate’s research team hopes to determine if giving anti-SARS-CoV-2 hyperimmunoglobulin (hIVIG) to people early in their infection

By |2021-08-17T08:22:34-04:00August 14th, 2021|Coronavirus, Science|

Wayne State Establishes Center To Prepare For Next Pandemics

DETROIT - Wayne State University has established a new center to study and combat infectious diseases and to prepare for future pandemics. The Center for Emerging and Infectious Diseases builds on the university’s experiences in combating COVID-19 to prepare Detroit and the state of Michigan to tackle pandemic diseases. The center is the first of

By |2021-08-10T11:23:45-04:00August 10th, 2021|Coronavirus, Life Sciences, Science|

Canada To Open Border For Vaccinated Americans Aug. 9

OTTAWA, Canada - Fully vaccinated Americans and permanent residents will be allowed to enter Canada for non-essential travel beginning Aug. 9, Canadian government ministers announced Monday. The announcement marked the first step toward opening the country's border for all international tourists. Non-essential travel to Canada has been banned since March 2020, and Canada's public safety

By |2021-07-19T18:35:15-04:00July 19th, 2021|Coronavirus, Science|

MMS Holdings Selected To Support COVID-19 Data Alliance Initiative

CANTON - Health Data Research UK has selected Canton-based MMS Holdings – a data-focused clinical research organization – to support the International COVID-19 Data Alliance initiative, providing data engineering services to support a globally coordinated, health data-led research response to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. MMS was selected from a pool of some of the world’s

By |2021-07-20T12:23:38-04:00July 17th, 2021|Coronavirus, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech, Science|

Survey: 43 Percent Of US Workers Question Need To Return To Workplace

NEW YORK -More and more offices plan to reopen their doors in the coming months, but will their workers show up? Amid higher productivity, 43 percent question the wisdom of returning to the workplace at all. The new survey by The Conference Board reveals a notable shift in employees’ greatest return-to-work concerns. Once dominant fears

By |2021-07-11T13:35:40-04:00July 11th, 2021|Coronavirus, Science|