COVID

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.
Annalise Frank
May 18, 2022 - Business

Staffing struggles still plague hospitality industry

Data: Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association; Chart: Thomas Oide/Axios

Inflation and staffing challenges are suppressing the Michigan hospitality industry's recovery from the pandemic.

Driving the news: More than 80% of statewide restaurants and hotels don't have enough employees, the Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association found in a survey released Monday.

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