Disturbing new details in alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Gretchen Whitmer at a podium

Gretchen Whitmer at a podium

Almost 3 million MI workers have applied for unemployment benefits since the pandemic began, with more than 600,000 still receiving benefits, Whitmer said.

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Chief Medical Executive, said Michigan hospitals are close to becoming overwhelmed and are, on average, 79% full.

"If Congress does not act, nearly half of a million people in our state could lose access to these critical benefits that have served as a lifeline for these people and their families", Whitmer said.

So far, Whitmer's alleged crimes in office have not extended to quickie divorces, so she's probably safe. With that cutoff date looming, Whitmer said another extension "should be of the first orders of business" when the Legislature returns from its break.

There are 285,398 total cases of COVID-19 and 8,324 total deaths in MI, the state reported Wednesday.

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.

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun Credit
Dr. Joneigh Khaldun Credit

"We flattened the curve in the spring by listening to public health and medical experts", Whitmer said.

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. "Every one of us has the power to make choices to contribute to that".

The state is using the 3% rate as a benchmark to highlight where it stood throughout most of the summer, through contained spread.

He called the move a 'distraction from the real things we have to get done in our state'. She said she asked Michigan's Republican legislative leaders to sign on to the letter but they declined. "We must all work together here". "It's an act of kindness and love".

"It is very likely", Khaldun said, "that if you are gathering for Thanksgiving, the virus will also be around the table with you".

Fear of a worsening crisis prompted Michigan Medicine and more than 100 other USA health care systems to launch a public relations campaign aimed at convincing people to wear masks that they say are the best hope of stemming an "alarming increase" in the virus' spread in Michigan and across the nation. "So, I would rather make smart decisions now and look forward to next year when we can celebrate them again together, alive".

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