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.

Kalamazoo Airport Partners With OptiMed To Test Passengers For COVID-19

KALAMAZOO. - Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport has partnered with locally based OptiMed Health Partners to provide COVID-19 testing for arriving and departing passengers as well as members of the local community. The OptiMed COVID testing office on the main floor allows for safe and private testing near the baggage claim and car rental stations with

By |2021-02-26T19:26:19-05:00February 26th, 2021|Coronavirus, Science|

Creating and Maintaining COVID 19 Social Bubbles

ANN ARBOR - World renown epidemiologist, Fred Brown, joins us again on MITech TV to update what people should do to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Doing so requires everyone to minimize contact with others to immediate family and a few friends to create social bubbles - everyone inside the bubble is virus free. Trained

By |2021-02-26T17:01:10-05:00February 26th, 2021|Coronavirus, mitechtv, Science|

Survey: Half Of Americans Say They Will Receive COVID-19 Vaccine When Available

NEW YORK—A groundbreaking “Back-to-Normal Barometer” survey for the first time finds that half of Americans say that they will receive a COVID-19 vaccine once it becomes available for them to receive it.  Driving this lack of enthusiasm, 60% of people surveyed don’t believe a vaccine is safe for them to take, while 40% of people

By |2021-02-19T16:10:26-05:00February 19th, 2021|Coronavirus, Science|

COVID 19 Healthcare Update: CDC Recommendations For Reopening Schools

ANN ARBOR - Epidemiologist Fred Brown joins Matt and Mike again to explain the CDC's new recommendations for reopening schools. He also discusses updates on vaccine efficacy and distribution timetables. Trained as a medicinal biochemist, Brown has been on the discovery, development and/or launch teams of 27 major pharmaceutical, 13 diagnostic and 6 vaccine products. 

By |2021-02-18T20:24:48-05:00February 18th, 2021|Coronavirus, mitechtv, Science|

COVID Vaccine Update – How Employers Can Protect Employees, Customers

ANN ARBOR - Epidemiologist Fred Brown, who is working with many US states and world nation states as an infectious disease expert, updates the latest news on the vaccines, potential vaccination times, and what employers and businesses can do to protect them and their employees from becoming super virus spreaders. Trained as a medicinal biochemist,

By |2021-02-13T15:39:53-05:00February 13th, 2021|Coronavirus, mitechtv, Science|

State Projecting July-August Vaccination Start For ‘Everyone Else’ Category

LANSING - If you’re not a senior, a frontline essential worker or someone with a health issue, you may not get a COVID vaccine until July or August at the earliest, according to the state’s interim timeline for its vaccination campaign. However, Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun said the calendar is an interim one, and it’s based

By |2021-02-09T17:50:26-05:00February 9th, 2021|Coronavirus, Science, Small Business Association of Michigan|

Vaccine Optimism Boosts 4Q20 Citizens Business Conditions Index In Michigan

DETROIT – The national Citizens Business Conditions Index posted a second consecutive quarter of gains as optimism fueled by COVID-19 vaccine announcements and increased election certainty began to outweigh concerns about spiking pandemic cases. The national Index rose modestly to 61.4 in the final quarter of 2020, up from 61.2 at the end of the third

By |2021-02-07T09:05:43-05:00February 7th, 2021|Coronavirus, Science|

Small Business Development Center Expands Services to Aid COVID-19 Recovery

LANSING — The Michigan Small Business Development Center has expanded its no-cost services to reflect the needs of small businesses continuing to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Small businesses in all 83 counties in Michigan will benefit from new support services including accounting, e-commerce website development, human resource support and more. “The pandemic hit

By |2021-02-05T16:20:45-05:00February 5th, 2021|Business, Coronavirus, Science|

What Industry Is Listed As Having The 3rd Most COVID Outbreaks?

LANSING - Behind nursing homes and K-12 schools, which industry is next on the list when it comes to reported COVID-19 outbreaks? It's the combined manufacturing-construction category, with 443 outbreaks from May 29 to Jan. 14, according to Michigan Department of Health and Human Services data. Only nursing homes and long-term care facilities (1,040) and

By |2021-02-07T11:44:18-05:00February 5th, 2021|Coronavirus, Science, Small Business Association of Michigan|

COVID 19 Update With Fred Brown New Virus Strains

ANN ARBOR - Epidemiologist Fred Brown returns on MITech TV's COVID-19 update to talk about the new strains of the virus that have developed in the United Kingdom and South Africa that have made their way to the United States and the potential impact they could have on people who are not vaccinated. Trained as

By |2021-02-04T17:38:46-05:00February 4th, 2021|Coronavirus, mitechtv, Science|