Stateside: Hospital staffing squeeze; zoo animals and COVID-19; being homeless during a pandemic
Today on Stateside, Michigan’s healthcare system is facing major staffing challenges, as exhausted, under-equipped nurses consider their options. Plus, we take a deeper look at the longstanding health inequities fueling the disproportionate impact COVID-19 is having on African Americans.
Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.
Hospital staffing issues worsen as COVID-19 rages in Metro Detroit
- Michigan Radio reporter Kate Wells and producer Will Callan talked about the staffing challenges facing Metro Detroit hospitals.
How the Detroit Zoo is caring for animals during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Ron Kagan is CEO of the Detroit Zoological Society.
- WDET reporter Laura Herberg interviewed Detroiter Jerome Driskell, who is currently homeless.
COVID-19 pandemic highlights, exacerbates health inequities in marginalized communities
- Melissa Creary is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health.