The State – 2/3/21

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun of MDHHS testifies on Michigan vaccinations: The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun testified to Congress on Feb. 2, as COVID-19 vaccine distribution continues to slowly unfold. Khaldun testified to the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee about Michigan’s vaccination efforts, federal needs and the state’s work to speed up vaccine distribution without compromising equity.

Marlon C. Lynch announced as MSU police chief and vice president of public safety: On Feb. 2, MSU President Samuel Stanley announced he selected Marlon C. Lynch as the sixth chief of the MSU Police Department. Lynch will also serve as vice president for public safety. He will start on April 1 after the Board of Trustees approves his position at its February 12 meeting.

8,900 Moderna vaccine doses originally deemed compromised remain useable: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notified the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) that the 8,900 doses of the Moderna vaccine they originally deemed unusable mid-January after a drop in temperature are still useable, according to a Monday press release from the Michigan State Police. McKesson, a company that distributes medical supplies, shipped the doses in mid-January. The 8,900 doses were reported to have gone out of the temperature range and became too cold. After an internal investigation, McKesson concluded that the lowered temperature was due to the cold weather.

Script Writer: Kelly Winters

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