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Covid-19

Jury picked in 2nd trial in kidnap plot

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — After questions about guns, politics and COVID-19, a jury was selected Tuesday for the second trial of two men charged with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer over their disgust with restrictions early in the pandemic. The judge and lawyers settled ...

Whitmer tests positive for COVID-19

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has tested positive for COVID-19. The Democratic governor said in a statement that she tested positive for the virus Monday evening and is experiencing mild symptoms. Whitmer said she plans to follow proper guidance and protocols, while ...

Local data: 43 new virus positives in Dickinson, 17 in Iron

Local data Thursday showed Dickinson County had 43 new confirmed COVID-19 positives in the past seven days, while Iron County reported 17 new cases. Dickinson County also had 24 probable coronavirus positives but Iron County only four probables since July 28, according to figures posted ...

Doctor: Biden tests positive for COVID for 2nd day in a row

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 for the second straight day, in what appears to be a rare case of “rebound” following treatment with an anti-viral drug. In a letter noting the positive test, Dr. Kevin O'Connor, the White House physician, said Sunday ...

Local data: 37 new virus cases, one more death in Dickinson

Local data Thursday showed Dickinson County had 37 new confirmed COVID-19 positives in the past six days — along with a new death blamed on the virus — while Iron County reported 20 new cases. Dickinson County also had 14 probable coronavirus positives but Iron County only one probable ...

Studies bolster theory virus emerged from the wild

Two new studies provide more evidence that the coronavirus pandemic originated in a Wuhan, China market where live animals were sold – further bolstering the theory that the virus emerged in the wild rather than escaping from a Chinese lab. The research, published online Tuesday by the ...