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Stateside: Post-vaccination COVID-19 cases; poet Thomas Lynch; crowdsourcing lake science

Apr 6, 2021

As more people are vaccinated, we begin to see the effectiveness of the vaccine in action. However, this can also lead to confusion around post vaccination COVID infection data.
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Today on Stateside, a small number of fully vaccinated people are still getting sick. That’s not necessarily cause for alarm. Plus, a conversation with poet Thomas Lynch about his new collection of poems and navigating the grief of his daughter’s death. And a citizen science project helps make data about Michigan’s lakes and aquatic wildlife more accessible.

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

The difficulties reporting about data on post vaccination COVID infections

  • Robin Erb is a health reporter with Bridge Michigan

Poet and funeral director Thomas Lynch contemplates death and living in “Bone Rosary”

  • Thomas Lynch is a poet and retired funeral director

New crowd-sourced UM project digitizes years of lake and fish records

  • Karen Alofs is an aquatic ecologist and an assistant professor at the U-M School for Environment and Sustainability