Samuel Robinson
May 10, 2023 - COVID

How the end of the public health emergency affects Wayne County

Illustration of a hand pulling a plug from an outlet shaped like COVID-19.

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

Health care changes that both providers and patients have grown used to during the pandemic end tomorrow with the expiration of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Why it matters: The expiration marks the end of more than three years of additional spending to combat the pandemic.

Downtown Detroit still less active than pre-COVID

Data: University of Toronto; Chart: Alice Feng/Axios

Recorded cell phone activity in downtown Detroit is still just half what it was pre-pandemic, Axios' Alex Fitzpatrick and Alice Feng report.

  • That's according to anonymized mobile device connectivity data analyzed by researchers at the University of Toronto's School of Cities.
Annalise Frank
Nov 21, 2022 - COVID

Low bivalent booster turnout

Data: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services; Chart: Simran Parwani/Axios

Interest is lagging in COVID-19 vaccines — particularly this fall's new bivalent booster shot.

Why it matters: The latest booster from Pfizer and Moderna that rolled out starting in September for those 5 and up targets newer strains of the virus.

Annalise Frank
Aug 24, 2022 - COVID

CDC: Most Michigan children have had COVID-19

Data: CDC; Map: Simran Parwani/Axios

More than eight in 10 Michigan children have likely already been infected with COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control estimates.

Driving the news: The agency released its latest pediatric antibody seroprevalence survey results last week.

Annalise Frank
Aug 2, 2022 - News

Public schools to start without masking, distancing mandates

Illustration of a mask with a red x being drawn over it.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Detroit Public Schools Community District is prepping for a new school year without a mask mandate.

Driving the news: The change comes as schools across the country work to regroup after two-plus years of interrupted learning, Axios' Erin Doherty reports.

Joe Guillen
Jun 23, 2022 - COVID

Pandemic beliefs charted: Feeling left behind

Data: Axios/Ipsos poll. Chart: Simran Parwani/Axios

More Americans are returning to their pre-pandemic lives.

COVID vaccinations for young children available this week

Illustration of a stack of wooden toy blocks showing a syringe, a COVID cell and a cotton swab.

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

COVID-19 vaccinations for children under 5 are expected to be available this week for the first time at local health care providers.

Why it matters: The shots' availability is a big moment for parents who have anxiously been waiting to vaccinate their young children.

Annalise Frank
May 23, 2022 - COVID

Detroiters' financial recovery from COVID mixed

Data: Detroit Metro Area Communities Study; Chart: Jared Whalen/Axios

Nearly a quarter of Detroit residents say their financial situation is better than a year ago, but the same percentage say it's gotten worse.

  • Nearly half of residents surveyed say they're doing about the same financially as a year ago.

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