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Pre-COVID-19 Poll of Older Adults Hints at Potential Impact of Pandemic on Their Eating Habits

New research from Julia Wolfson and Cindy Leung

Most people in their 50s and older were capable home cooks just before COVID-19 struck America, but only 5% had ordered groceries online, according to a new national poll. Read more

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IN THE NEWS: Michigan Launches Web Portal Allowing Employees, Employers to Track Coronavirus Symptoms

Sharon Kardia quoted in MLive

As employers across the state of Michigan continue to reopen their businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, a newly launched tool is available to help employees and businesses track possible spread at their facilities. Read more

Visualization of the MI Safe Start dashboard.

Web App, Dashboard From University of Michigan to Inform Michiganders' Return to Work

University of Michigan faculty, staff, alumni and students have developed online tools designed to help local and state officials reopen the economy safely and gradually while allowing them to quickly identify and respond to potential coronavirus hot spots and outbreaks. Read more

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IN THE NEWS: Michigan Launches New Website Showing Coronavirus Trends in Each Region

Emily Martin and Sharon Kardia featured on ABC 12 (WJRT)

The dashboard—which maps COVID-19 risks and trends throughout the state of Michigan—was developed in collaboration between the University of Michigan school of Public Health, the School of Information, the Michigan departments of Health and Human Services and Labor and Economic Opportunity. Read more