Health

Workers manufacture face masks at a workshop in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Oscar Henao a taxi driver by profession and his partner Adan Fajardo, owner of the small packaging workshop, created the plastic protection mask model they called the "mask of life,” to protect people from the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Associated Press
April 29, 2020 - 10:53 pm
Scientists on Wednesday announced the first effective treatment against the coronavirus — an experimental drug that can speed the recovery of COVID-19 patients — in a major medical advance that came as the economic gloom caused by the scourge deepened in the U.S. and Europe. The U.S. government...
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Gretchen Whitmer
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (Photo: State of Michigan)
WWJ News
April 29, 2020 - 6:04 pm
“The Futures for Frontliners program is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to those who have risked their lives on the front lines of this crisis."
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FILE - In this March 2020 photo provided by Gilead Sciences, a vial of the investigational drug remdesivir is visually inspected at a Gilead manufacturing site in the United States. On Wednesday, April 29, 2020, the company says its experimental antiviral drug has proved effective against the new coronavirus in a major U.S. government study that put it to a strict test. (Gilead Sciences via AP)
Associated Press
April 29, 2020 - 5:00 pm
For the first time, a major study has found that an experimental drug works against the new coronavirus, and U.S. government officials said Wednesday that they would work to make it available to appropriate patients as quickly as possible. In a study of 1,063 patients sick enough to be hospitalized...
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Tarrah Gibbons
April 29, 2020 - 3:36 pm
As engaged couples start prepping for the rest of their lives, the coronavirus is keeping them from planning. Experts weigh in on how to plan, cancel and postpone a wedding during COVID-19.
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WWJ News
April 29, 2020 - 3:23 pm
Detroit has reached the grim milestone of more than 1,000 deaths.
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FILE - In this April 7, 2020 file photo, voters observe social distancing guidelines as they wait in line to cast ballots in the presidential primary election in Milwaukee. More than 50 people who voted in person or worked the polls during Wisconsin's election earlier this month have tested positive for COVID-19 so far. But there are no plans to move or otherwise alter a special congressional election coming in less than two weeks. (AP Photo/Morry Gash File)
Associated Press
April 29, 2020 - 3:08 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — There are no plans to postpone or otherwise alter a special congressional election in Wisconsin that is less than two weeks away, even though more than 50 people who voted in person or worked the polls during the state's presidential primary this month have tested positive for...
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Tarrah Gibbons
April 29, 2020 - 1:30 pm
Rana Zoe Mungin, a 30-year-old teacher in New York, died of COVID-19 after struggling to get treatment. The teacher’s symptoms were dismissed as a panic attack.
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Tarrah Gibbons
April 29, 2020 - 12:33 pm
As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States has surpassed one million people, many individuals are wondering when local leaders will relax stay-at-home restrictions. Find out when your state plans to reopen amid COVID-19.
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Curt Lewis
April 29, 2020 - 8:31 am
American Airlines pilots want passengers to wear masks. The airline seeks to make it mandatory. Meanwhile, Jet Blue has already made the masks required to wear for all passengers starting May 1.
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WWJ News
April 28, 2020 - 3:36 pm
It appears there will be ups, as well as downs as Michigan continues to try to pull free of the coronavirus crisis.
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