Federal government sends health workers to Michigan

Federal government sends health workers to Michigan

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Kimberly Wyss, from Ventura, Calif., dons surgical gloves aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19).

U.S. Pacific Fleet / Flickr / CC BY-NC 2.0

The Biden administration is sending medical teams to Michigan, which is at the forefront of the latest U.S. surge, accounting for around one-in-10 new cases.

Infections shot up by two-thirds last week and hospitalizations increased by nearly 50% over the past two weeks. Just 54% of Michigan residents are fully vaccinated, lower than the national average of 59%; unvaccinated people represent the vast majority of deaths and severe cases.

This article is republished from Democracy Now under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

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