April 27 – Coronavirus has infected 3,004,926 people worldwide and killed 207,262. Over 37,000 of the confirmed cases are in Michigan. Also, 3,274 deaths were reported. This makes the mortality rate in Michigan higher than in other parts of the world, reports say.
Michigan has a population of 10 million people and the median age of Michiganders is of 39.8 years. Although the average age for people dying from COVID-19 is 74,3 years old, it still means that the virus is highly affecting young people too. The reason for which so many people got infected so fast is yet unknown, but fingers are being pointed at the businesses open during the pandemic.
While the Trump government is supporting the suspension of the lockdown, due to economic losses, according to https://www.medicaldaily.com/covid-19-pandemic-michigan-coronavirus-gretchen-whitmer-novel-coronavirus-452269, the Governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer decided to strengthen the restrictions. The newly released Executive Order 2020-60 affects the food industry by temporarily suspending licensing requirements and regulations for businesses in the field.
Coronavirus hits Michigan more than other US states
“While Michiganders fight this virus, we must continue to take aggressive action to reduce exposure and prevent the second spike in cases. This is not the time to slow our efforts; we must continue to be smart. By establishing these guidelines, we can protect Michigan families and our frontline workers. When we come together, we can slow the spread of this virus and save lives,” said Governor Whitmer.
This is why businesses such as grocery stores and pharmacies will go under even more restricted schedules and monitoring. Lesser hours, mandatory gear for employers, those showing any symptom shouldn’t go to work and get tested, as well as all those he came in contact with.
Knowing that there are problems with tests’ availability, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, MDHHS chief medical executive and chief deputy for health, said: “if you meet the testing criteria, and you’re told you don’t need a test or one isn’t available, it may mean that test site does not have the supplies needed to test. We encourage you to visit the online test site locator and call the nearest site regarding the next steps.”