Pharmaceutical researcher with a flair for business who brought a string of vital drugs to market In 1960 the chemist Ronald Cresswell, who has died aged 86, had a lucky break. As a result of travelling from Glasgow to take up a post in New… Read More »Ronald Cresswell obituary
Chris Hodges, the principal of Gaylord High School in Otsego County, Michigan, never thought he’d be a contact tracer. This story is from a reporting partnership that includes WCMU, NPR and KHN. It can be republished for free. “I definitely thought, you know, ‘Why —… Read More »Another Pandemic ‘To Do’ on the List for Schools: Contact Tracing
When Kathryn Watkins goes shopping these days, she doesn’t bring her three young children. There are just too many people not wearing masks in her southern Michigan town of Hillsdale. Use Our Content It can be republished for free. At some stores, “not even the… Read More »Michigan’s Outbreak Worries Scientists. Will Conservative Outposts Keep Pandemic Rolling?
Alexandra Sierra carried boxes of food to her kitchen counter, where her 7-year-old daughter, Rachell, stirred a pitcher of lemonade. This story also ran on USA Today and GateHouse Media. It can be republished for free. “Oh, my God, it smells so good!” Sierra, 39,… Read More »Need Amid Plenty: Richest US Counties Are Overwhelmed by Surge in Child Hunger
Médicos dicen que una mujer en Michigan desarrolló covid-19 y murió el otoño pasado, dos meses después de recibir un trasplante doble de pulmón de un donante que portaba el coronavirus que causa la enfermedad, a pesar de que no mostró signos de la enfermedad… Read More »Paciente de transplante muere después de recibir pulmones infectados con covid
This story also ran on NBC News. It can be republished for free. Doctors say a woman in Michigan contracted covid-19 and died last fall two months after receiving a tainted double-lung transplant from a donor who turned out to harbor the virus that causes… Read More »Organ Transplant Patient Dies After Receiving Covid-Infected Lungs
This story also ran on Daily Beast. It can be republished for free. When administrators at Hillsdale College, a conservative liberal-arts school in Michigan, heard its local hospital didn’t have a way to store the Pfizer-BioNTech covid vaccine, they offered the use of its science… Read More »How a Bounty of Vaccines Flooded a Small Hospital and Its Nearby College
The contact tracers of Washtenaw County in Michigan have been deluged with work and, to cope, the overburdened health department has a new tactic: It is asking residents who test positive for covid-19 to do their own contact tracing. This story also ran on NPR.… Read More »Do-It-Yourself Contact Tracing Is a ‘Last Resort’ in Communities Besieged by Covid
Not long after the world learned that President Donald Trump had lost his reelection bid, states began issuing a new round of crackdowns and emergency declarations against the surging coronavirus. Taking action this time were Republican governors who had resisted doing so during the spring… Read More »Trump’s Lame-Duck Status Leaves Governors to Wing It on COVID
As trust in the Food and Drug Administration wavers, several states have vowed to conduct independent reviews of any COVID-19 vaccine the federal agency authorizes. But top health experts say such vetting may be misguided, even if it reflects a well-founded lack of confidence in… Read More »Distrusting Trump, States Plan to Vet COVID Vaccines Themselves. Bad Idea, Say Experts.
As the coronavirus swept into Detroit this spring, Wayne State University junior Skye Taylor noticed something striking. On social media, many of her fellow Black classmates who live or grew up in the city were “posting about death, like, ‘Oh, I lost this family member… Read More »Turning Anger Into Action: Minority Students Analyze COVID Data on Racial Disparities
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee.- Es una época de mucho trabajo para las granjas productoras de tomate en esta parte del estado. Estas plantaciones cuentan con cientos de trabajadores, la mayoría latinos. Algunos viven allí. Otros son migrantes que viajan de granja en granja, para recoger las cosechas… Read More »Trabajadores agrícolas en alto riesgo de contraer coronavirus y sin protección federal
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — It’s a busy time for the tomato-producing farms in this part of the state. Farms have staffed up with hundreds of workers, most of whom are Latino. Some live locally. Others are migrant workers who travel from farm to farm, chasing the… Read More »As Crisis Grows, Farms Try to Balance Health of Field Workers and Food Supply
When Diana Trueblood visited the Wayne County Jail’s medical unit in Detroit in early March, she encountered a gentle and kind physician, Dr. Angelo Patsalis. Halfway through her incarceration for a probation violation, Trueblood remembered sitting “knee to knee” with Patsalis, who pulled down his… Read More »COVID Runs Amok in 3 Detroit-Area Jails, Killing At Least 2 Doctors