Local Stories For 5-19-20

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On today’s show:

The northern part of Michigan is beginning to reopen on Friday, while Metro Detroit is still seeing a percentage increase in COVID-positive tests.

Are the flu and coronavirus comparable? The data points to a definite no. We’ll talk about it. Background: https://www.mlive.com/public-interest/2020/05/the-flu-has-killed-2200-michiganders-since-2000-coronavirus-topped-that-in-a-month.html

Bottle deposits aren’t happening, and you’ve got a growing stack in your garage. What to do? Background: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/05/18/michigan-bottle-returns-open-closed/5194368002/

Some auto industry updates, including factories reopening; plus Elon Musk can apparently do whatever he wants.

And the DIA gift shop has seized the moment with new masks that resonate with us right now: https://diashop.org/face-masks/

That and more on your Daily Detroit.

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