CDC Head to Michigan Governor: Shut Down the State to Slow Virus Outbreak

By Paul Riegler on 12 April 2021
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Visitors to Greenfield Village, an outdoor museum complex in Dearborn

Federal and state officials are at loggerheads in how to combat the state of Michigan’s coronavirus outbreak, the worst there since the start of the pandemic.

While the state’s governor, Gretchen Whitmer, has stopped short of calling for a partial lockdown but instead asked the federal government for additional doses of vaccine and asked residents to avoid indoor dining for the coming two weeks, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, said at a White House news conference that the extra vaccine was not the most immediate solution.  Walensky said that thestate, whose metropolitan areas include 16 of the 17 worst outbreaks in the country, needed to take more drastic steps.

“The answer is not necessarily to give vaccine,” Walensky said. “The answer to that is to really close things down, to go back to our basics, to go back to where we were last spring, last summer, and to shut things down.”

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