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Stateside: COVID-19 variant at UM; homelessness increases in GR; UP vaccine doses stalled

Markus Spiske

Today on Stateside, how the new COVID variant, present on the University of Michigan campus, is affecting the school and what it could mean for the rest of the state And, shelters in Grand Rapids are seeing an increase in the demand for services as the economic fallout from COVID pushes people out of housing. Plus, how new guidelines for vaccine priority have cut off much of the supply of doses for the Upper Peninsula.

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Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.

New guidelines for vaccine distribution dramatically reduced supply for much of U.P.

Stateside’s conversation with Kerry Ott

  • Kerry Ott is the public information officer for the LMAS District Health Department, which serves Luce, Mackinac, Alger, and Schoolcraft Counties.

What we know about the new COVID-19 variant in Michigan

Stateside’s conversation with Kate Wells

  • Kate Wells is a reporter with Michigan Radio.

Grand Rapids homeless shelters grapple with rise in homelessness amid the pandemic

Stateside’s conversation with Starla McDermott

  • Starla McDermott is the development director at Guiding Light of Grand Rapids.

New COVID variant abruptly halted U-M sports, with bad timing for three nationally ranked teams

Stateside’s conversation with John U. Bacon

  • John U. Bacon is a sports commentator for Michigan Radio.

U-M’s partnership with Washtenaw Co. Health Dept led to sudden sports stoppage

Stateside’s conversation with Preeti Malani

  • Dr. Preeti Malani is the chief health officer and professor of medicine at the University of Michigan.
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