Published: Sun, November 22, 2020
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MI reports 7,592 new cases of COVID-19, 134 deaths

MI reports 7,592 new cases of COVID-19, 134 deaths

Lee Chatfield and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey criticized the Governor for the partial shutdown saying the people of MI deserve input on these decisions. Additionally, it's a move that could go over well with businesses in the state. The state now has the fourth highest number of patients hospitalized in the country behind Texas, Illinois and California, Khaldun said. State Rep. Beau LaFave formally introduced the articles Thursday along with two other GOP colleagues.

Since the start of the pandemic, almost 3 million MI workers have applied for unemployment benefits, Whitmer said.

The lawmakers are accusing Whitmer of exceeding her authority by issuing government orders that aren't in the best interest of constituents and using the pandemic as an opportunity to "reward political allies".

"The sooner Michiganders put a pause on indoor social gatherings, the more lives we will save, and the sooner we will be able to resume our normal social lives, including eating out, without fear", commented Robert Gordon, the director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun Credit
Dr. Joneigh Khaldun Credit

One thing that can be done to prevent further spread, is avoiding gatherings outside of one household for Thanksgiving, Whitmer said.

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The Midwestern state has reported four times the number of daily cases first reported during the spring spike. Michigan's Democrat Attorney General Dana Nessel added that Atlas's remarks were "disappointing, irresponsible, and the reason why the United States finds itself in such desperate circumstances regarding COVID-19". The state's positive test rate was 12.5 percent. She said she asked Michigan's Republican legislative leaders to sign on to the letter but they declined.

'We're not the party that impeaches someone because we're upset with policies that they've enacted, ' Chatfield said to Michigan Live. "We all know the pandemic will not be over by the end of this year".

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