Strange days continue without pause and so does our commitment to keep readers informed.
We're hustling daily (and often nightly) to report health crisis developments with context, clarity and balance.
That includes paying attention to success stories, such as an uplifting one Friday about a Metrro Detroiter relieved to be home after 10 day tense days in intensive care, and also includes whimsy such as the first report on "That Woman From Michigan" shirts harnessing a presidential line about Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
It also means presenting updated impact numbers from the state as they're released each afternoon, with interpretation about how the rate of increase is changing and a reminder that recovered patients still are part of the rising number of virus cases.
In addition to daily digests of local and state pandemic news in a convenient format, updated regularly, we presented early reporting by Violet Ikonomova a week ago on how Detroit's surge of cases was "raising alarm over whether the city will see the same explosive spread as was seen in Seattle or New York." Among other original content is a Greg Bowens column looking at how "the virus is sweeping disproportionately through black communities."
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Besides strong journalism, you get a shot at monthly prizes and pride in helping us serve the community with news-gathering.
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Thanks for reading Deadline Detroit -- take care of yourself.
The Deadline Detroit staff