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Stateside: Monoclonal antibody use booms; Lansing musician Rachel Curtis; UM gymnastics coach

May 10, 2021

While vaccines are more widely available in the US, people are still dying of COVID-19. Monoclonal antibodies can help stop people from getting seriously ill with the virus.
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Today on Stateside, Michigan sees a boom in the use of monoclonal antibodies to keep COVID-19 patients out of the hospital. Plus, the coach of the University of Michigan's women's gymnastics team talks about a tough pandemic year that ended in a national championship. And, singer-songwriter Rachel Curtis talks about new ways of producing and releasing music during a pandemic.

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

“It’s like a miracle:” Monoclonal antibody use soars over 300% in Michigan

  • Kate Wells is a reporter at Michigan Radio. 

Lansing singer-songwriter Rachel Curtis on filling the sonic room

  • Rachel Curtis is a singer-songwriter from Lansing. Her latest single is called "I Don't Like It." 
  • Support for arts and culture coverage comes in part from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Pandemic all-stars: In a tough year, Michigan college athletes bring home big titles

  • Bev Plocki is the coach of the women’s gymnastic team at the University of Michigan.

Muson nurses in Northern Michigan struggle after latest COVID surge

  • Taylor Wizner is a reporter with Interlochen Public Radio.