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Michigan Chief Medical Executive: college students fuel rising COVID numbers

Michigan Radio

Michigan is seeing an overall increase in Covid-19 infections, fueled by outbreaks on college campuses. Hundreds of new cases have been tied to parties and dorm life at Michigan State, Central Michigan and Grand Valley State Universities. The state’s Chief Medical Executive, Doctor Joneigh Khaldun says the number of daily Coronavirus-related deaths remains low, but those who recover can suffer long-term.

“Many people who survived COVID-19 do not immediately get back to their normal state of health and have a prolonged period of recovery. Some people who live end up needing a lung transplant. Some people live but they end up having kidney failure and needing to be on dialysis.”

Khaldun says adults AND children need to continue to take precautions against Covid-19. She says kids are less likely to get the disease… but can still spread infections.