On today’s show recorded on Monday, April 6, 2020:
Detroit Tiger legend Al Kaline has passed away, at the age of 85. The cause of death was not confirmed at the time of recording.
Michigan’s confirmed Coronavirus cases continue to rise. Statewide there are now 17,221 cases and 727 deaths.
In other Coronavirus news, Governor Gretchen Whitmer said in a news conference today that almost as many people are filing in one day for unemployment as those who did during the worst week of the Great
The fine for violating the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order has been doubled to $1,000. The change happened late last week.
Henry Ford Health Systems will be performing an 8 week clinical trial of the drug Hydroxychloroquine to see if it is effective on the Coronavirus. 3,000 first responders and healthcare workers will be the volunteers.
The 1,000-bed field hospital at the TCF Center should be ready to start accepting patients this Thursday. There will be two floors- one of 600 beds for seriously ill patients and one with 400 beds for those recovering.
DMC’s Sinai-Grace hospital continues to have staffing and equipment shortfalls, only heightened by the stress of dealing with more than 100 COVID-19 patients per day.
Representatives from around the state will be traveling to Lansing to vote in-person to extend Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Disaster Declaration. The Governor has asked for a 70-day extension to the declaration.
Here are a few prominent local people have passed away due to COVID-19:
First, Otis Knapp Lee who was also known as Mr. Fofo, Detroit’s Corned Beef King has passed away at the age of 72.
Secondly, Brenda Perryman has also passed away. She was an educator, coach, director, playwright, and producer.
The Detroit Grand Prix has been canceled for 2020. It will return June 4 through 6, 2020.
Tomorrow night, Tuesday, April 7 there will be a super moon. So, be sure to go on out on your lawn or balcony and check it out.
Show mentioned: Science Vs.
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