CDC director wants 'stronger' restrictions in Michigan, countering Whitmer

WASHINGTON — The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pushing for stronger restrictions in Michigan to slow a spike in COVID-19 infections, such as a pause on indoor restaurant dining or tighter rules around youth sports. “I would advocate for sort of stronger mitigation strategies, as you know, to sort of decrease the community activity, ensure mask-wearing, and we’re working closely with the state to try and work towards that,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said about Michigan in a Wednesday briefing. Walensky said that in areas of substantial or high community transmis…

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