1. October 19, 2021

    Fewer COVID-19 deaths in counties with intervention measures, more hospitals

    Counties that banned in-person religious gatherings and those with a greater number of hospitals per capita were associated with a decreased case-fatality rate of COVID-19 during the pandemic’s first wave.

  2. October 19, 2021

    New $13.8M center will study infectious diseases, pandemics

    The U-M Biosciences Initiative is awarding $13.8 million over five years to the new Michigan Center for Infectious Disease Threats, to allow researchers to work across disciplines on infectious disease preparedness and response.

  3. October 13, 2021

    Wayne County recovery expected to be strong but uneven

    Wayne County has recovered most of its employment losses from the start of the pandemic, although the comeback varies among the kinds of jobs and between some of its affluent suburbs and the city of Detroit, according to a U-M study.

  4. October 11, 2021

    Journalist urges audience to ‘opt in’ to confront ‘twin plagues’

    Award-winning journalist and entrepreneur Soledad O’Brien said COVID-19 and racial injustice are “twin plagues,” with the pandemic magnifying longstanding inequalities that need to be confronted.

  5. October 11, 2021

    Federal unemployment money boosted health care spending

    Emergency federal dollars given to the unemployed during the COVID-19 pandemic bolstered health-care spending as jobless rates skyrocketed, a new U-M study found.

  6. October 8, 2021

    COVID-19 testing recommended for travel; resources available

    As U-M prepares for upcoming breaks in the academic calendar, COVID-19 testing is recommended and resources are being made available for students, faculty and staff traveling domestically or internationally.

  7. October 7, 2021

    Faculty Senate passes resolutions on pandemic, sexual misconduct

    Faculty Senate members have passed a series of resolutions asking the university to take actions related to its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and sexual misconduct allegations.

  8. October 5, 2021

    Faculty Senate hears from resolution backers, Schlissel, Collins

    President Mark Schlissel and Provost Susan M. Collins spoke during a Faculty Senate meeting that included faculty members criticizing aspects of the university’s pandemic response.

  9. October 4, 2021

    COVID-19 should become seasonal disease, U-M researcher says

    Rafael Meza, professor of epidemiology and global public health at the School of Public Health, believes that COVID-19 will become a seasonal disease, likely in the fall and winter seasons.

  10. September 30, 2021

    Schlissel responds to proposed Faculty Senate resolutions

    President Mark Schlissel sent an email to Faculty Senate members clarifying information related to five resolutions they’ll vote on next week, saying the proposals give the wrong impression about COVID-19 on campus.