Henry Ford Health study: hydroxychloroquine cuts death rate significantly in certain sick patients

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The debate over the efficacy of malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19 got more input yesterday as Henry Ford Health system published a new study. According to it, early treatment with hydroxychloroquine cut the death rate significantly in certain sick patients hospitalized with COVID-19 – and without heart-related side-effects. The study looked at […]

WVBI COVID-19 Update for June 25, 2020

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The on again, off again order from Governor Whitmer closing gyms and fitness centers downstate is on again. That after the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and federal district court judge’s order enjoining the governor’s restriction. The order came at 8:40 p.m. last night—that with gyms and fitness centers set to reopen this morning. […]

WVBI COVID-19 Update, June 24, 2020

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The Trump administrations temporary freeze on visas is causing trouble for up north Michigan businesses that rely on seasonal workers from overseas. Employers stung by moths of government imposed shutdown are now finding they can’t find workers as they try to restart their businesses. That according to reports this morning from UpNorthLive. The biggest reported […]

WVBI COVID-19 Update for June 23, 2020

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A federal judge has effectively shut down Governor Whitmer’s order preventing gyms and fitness centers from reopening. “The court has not been presented with any evidence that shows a rational relation between the continued closure of indoor gyms and the preservation of public health,” said U.S. District Court Judge Paul L. Mahoney in his order. […]

WVBI COVID-19 Update for June 18, 2020

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A big cancellation for the island was announced yesterday. The Beaver Island Music Festival board pulled the plug on its 2020 events after a fairly small group of residents complained about health risks they might cause for the island. Festival organizer Carol Burton and other members of the festival board felt a scaled back festival […]

Resale Shop resumes Thursday opening times

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Good news for shoppers out there. The Resale Shop is extending its opening times. They now are planning to be open noon to four on Thursdays as well as Fridays and Saturdays. The plan is to continue that scheme through the summer, subject to volunteer availability. They’ll take donations back on Carol’s barn during these […]