MI reports 7,592 new cases of COVID-19, 134 deaths

Remigio Civitarese
Ноября 20, 2020

Whitmer was allegedly targeted because she imposed the shutdowns of non-essential businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic; the plot was supposed to be carried out before the November election.

Rep. LaFave announced the resolution featuring four articles accusing Whitmer of 'failing to respect the separation of powers by exercising power granted to the legislative branch, violating the constitutional rights of the people of MI, issuing executive orders against the interests of the people and state, and using state resources to reward political allies'.

"Despite what you might have heard about COVID-19 being not a big deal, that is simply not correct", said Marschall Runge, CEO of Michigan Medicine and dean of the university's medical school.

Almost 3 million MI workers have applied for unemployment benefits since the pandemic began, she said, and more than 600,000 are still receiving benefits. Currently, more than 600,000 individuals are still receiving benefits and almost 80% of those workers rely on the soon-to-expire CARES Act programs for support.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is holding a news conference Thursday where she is expected to discuss the growing number of coronavirus cases in MI, a day after new safety restrictions aiming to prevent the spread of the virus took effect. She urged MI legislature to extend unemployment benefits beyond December 31 of this year.

"Every person in this country is depending on our federal government to step up here", Whitmer said.

Today the state has more than 303,000 confirmed and probable cases and more than 8,500 confirmed and probable deaths.

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun Credit
Dr. Joneigh Khaldun Credit

Whitmer was elected with 53 percent support in 2018 and she has received praise from public health experts for her strong actions to curb the pandemic.

Whitmer underscored this initiative, calling for a bipartisan support package to aid restaurants and their employees who are struggling as a result of the pandemic.

"If we switch one in ten of our out of state purchases to local stores, MI would gain 1.2 billion dollars in increased economic activity", Whitmer said. Now, it is nearing 14% as of the most recent report, though Whitmer said continued movement in the right direction may make it possible to be back to 3% by December 8. She said she asked Michigan's Republican legislative leaders to sign on to the letter but they declined. "We are preserving future holiday gatherings together by taking this seriously now, by not gathering with people outside of your household this Thanksgiving". Whitmer doesn't have any time for partisan politics or people who don't wear masks, don't believe in science and don't have a plan to fight this virus'.

"I'm very concerned about our numbers", Khaldun said.

"Bad decisions made at Thanksgiving will mean that people will be mourning the deaths of their loved ones by New Years", Khaldun said.

'I thought it was shameful what the Democrats did to President Trump last previous year, and I would assume that any attempt by Republicans right now, with the current set of facts that we have to impeach the governor, would be on the same level'.

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