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There have been several holidays so far this year that have been observed while in a pandemic, but with cases surging and many traditions at stake, what is the best advice for Thanksgiving?

WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with Eastern Michigan University epidemiologist Dr. Beverly Mihalko for her take on the healthiest holiday recommendations this year.


Safety Tips For Voting In Person Next Week

Oct 28, 2020
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For those planning to vote in person next week for the November 3rd general election, there are safety steps health experts recommend.  

Beverly Mihalko
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After being advised by doctors and public health officials to stay home for the past several months due to the pandemic, voting day may mean some people will need to go out to cast a ballot or turn in an absentee ballot if they didn't mail it back in time.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Eastern Michigan University professor and epidemiologist Dr. Beverly Mihalko about what risks, if any, there are to our health by doing this.


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Even though Michigan's "stay home, stay safe" order has been extended to May 28th due to the coronavirus pandemic. more people are going out, and many places they visit require wearing a mask.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Eastern Michigan University professor and epidemiologist Dr. Beverly Mihalko about what's the best type of mask to make or wear and talks about proper placement and removal of a mask to provide optimal protection.


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Washing our hands, picking up groceries, and wearing rubber gloves may sound simple, but we may not have been getting all the information we need in light of the continuing spread of COVID-19.  WEMU's Lisa Barry checks in with Eastern Michigan University epidemiologist and Associate Professor of Health Administration Dr. Beverly Mihalko, who reminds us of the best practices when it comes to these and other daily activities while we all "stay safe and stay home."