Why Michigan has seen a COVID-19 surge
As I wrote about for the Deseret News, Michigan is currently seeing a spike in novel coronavirus cases. Specifically, cases have jumped among those from 10 to 19 years old.
- The novel coronavirus has been spreading in the state because there have been “more gatherings and more mobility, economic reopenings and specific outbreaks in some prisons and schools,” according to CNN.
- “We’re not out of the woods yet,” she said.
How to stop Michigan’s COIVD-19 surge
Walensky said there should be restrictions put in place for the COVID-19 surge, according to Click on Detroit, a local news site in Detroit.
- Specifically, restrictions should be put on youth sports, she said.
- “Since January, basketball, hockey and wrestling have had the highest number of COVID cases and clusters, with 376 cases linked to basketball and 256 to hockey,” according to Click on Detroit.
Walensky said the state needs to make adjustments to stop the coronavirus’ spread.
- “I encourage communities to make adjustments to meet their unique needs and circumstances,” Walensky said. “For example, in areas of substantial or high community transmission, CDC guidance specifically suggests refraining from youth sports that are not outside and cannot be conducted at least 6 feet apart.”