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Whitmer says that she’s “prepared to take heat” and impose new restrictions if COVID-19 cases keep rising

While things aren’t as bad as they were a few months ago, when we were the fourth worst state in the nation relative to the spread of COVID-19, the curve here in Michigan has started to turn in the wrong direction over the past several days, and public health officials are becoming concerned. 454 new […]

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Grading Ypsi-Arbor bars and restaurants on their COVID friendliness

As you can see in the above graph from Bridge Magazine, we’re seeing an uptick in new COVID-19 cases here in Michigan since Governor’s Whitmer’s stay-home order was lifted on June 2. On June 11, just three days after our bars and restaurants reopened, we saw a low of just 74 new cases across the […]

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Documenting Ypsilanti in the time of COVID-19

Back in 2017, I got the idea that we should designate a weekend to collectively documenting our lives in Ypsilanti. I called the initiative #DocumentYpsi, and the results were pretty awesome. In fact, I was 100% committed, given the response, to make sure that it became an annual thing. But, like so many other things, […]

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Risking our lives to save his own

As of today, there are 53,740 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, of which, 1,700 are here in Michigan. Here’s our current trajectory, based on the data. One would hope that, with about half U.S. states now under some form of lockdown, and testing finally starting to ramp up, we may eventually, over the […]

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