Stateside: Pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccines; poet Tommye Blount; Rep. Dan Kildee on PTSD
Today on Stateside, Michigan is hitting the pause button on the administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after evidence of a serious, but incredibly rare, side effect emerged. We dive into what that means for Michiganders. Plus, a conversation with Congressman Dan Kildee about seeking treatment for PTSD symptoms he experienced following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. And a conversation with poet Tommye Blount, whose new collection grapples with the nuances of being Black and queer in Detroit.
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Why Michigan is hitting pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccines
- Kristen Jordan Shamus is a health reporter with the Detroit Free Press.
Poet Tommye Blount's new book mines the nuance of queer Black life in Detroit and beyond
- Tommye Blount is a poet and author of Fantasia for the Man in Blue, which was a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award in poetry.
Rep. Kildee opens up about seeking help for PTSD after Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection
- U.S. Representative Dan Kildee is a Democrat from Flint Township (MI-5).
Johnson and Johnson vaccines are paused in Michigan. So, what’s next?
- Emily Toth Martin is an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan School Public Health.