Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press

Kristen Jordan Shamus

Detroit Free Press

Detroit, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Kristen:

Breonna Taylor protests: 'The charge is the biggest slap in the face,' marchers say

"We here in Detroit are going to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Louisville," said protester Lloyd Simpson. → Read More

Study: Ultraviolet-C light kills coronavirus on N95 masks, making them safe to reuse

Ultraviolet-C light kills coronavirus on N95 respirator masks so they can be reused, Henry Ford Health System and the University of Michigan announced Tuesday. → Read More

Michiganders called to action, activism in wake of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death

Michigan feminists say hope to ensure gender equality and civil rights gains Ruth Bader Ginsburg drove in her time on the court aren't lost. → Read More

Michigan baby whose death was tied to COVID-19 had other serious health troubles

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun had said the boy died “because of COVID-19.” But a medical examiner’s report lists a birth defect as the cause of death → Read More

Rare conjoined twins, born locked in embrace, successfully separated in Michigan

Conjoined from their chests to their bellies, Sarabeth and Amelia Irwin of Petersburg are believed to be the first set of conjoined twins in Michigan to be successfully separated. → Read More

Mosquito-borne EEE spreading in Michigan, officials say. 6 more animal cases identified

The rare and potentially deadly mosquito-borne virus eastern equine encephalitis is spreading in Michigan, state health officials announced Thursday. → Read More

2-month-old baby becomes Michigan's youngest COVID-19 victim

A 2-month-old baby died this week of COVID-19, said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive for Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. → Read More

Rare mosquito-born virus suspected in Michigan: 10 counties urged to cancel outdoor events

As the first suspected human case of EEE was identified Tuesday in Michigan, health officials urge people in 10 Michigan counties to cancel events. → Read More

Convalescent plasma is latest COVID-19 therapy

Convalescent plasma is among a trio of hopeful therapies — along with remdesivir and corticosteroids — that appear to help COVID-19 patients. → Read More

18-year-old missing, presumed drowned in Lake Michigan as rough water closes beach

An 18-year-old swimmer remained missing Monday in Lake Michigan after he disappeared Sunday afternoon beneath 3-5-foot waves near South Haven Beach. → Read More

Dr. Deborah Birx says it's up to governors to issue coronavirus mask mandates

White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said it's up to governors to decide whether to issue a mask mandate. → Read More

COVID-19 vaccine race heats up with clinical trials at 3 Michigan sites

Michigan Medicine, Henry Ford and a medical research center based in Farmington Hills are involved in Phase 3 clinical trials to find a safe and effective vaccine for a virus that has killed over 183,000 people in the United States. → Read More

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trials coming to University of Michigan

Michigan Medicine announced Tuesday it will partner with the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca in a Phase 3 clinical trial to test its COVID-19 vaccine. → Read More

3 Michigan health systems won't follow CDC's new coronavirus test guidelines

State health officials and three Michigan hospital systems say they'll continue to test asymptomatic people who've had COVID-19 exposure. → Read More

Not all coronavirus tests are the same: What to know about the different types

Need a coronavirus test? Experts explain false-negative and false-positive results and the differences between molecular PCR tests and antigen tests. → Read More

Oakland County to offer free drive-thru COVID-19 testing for school-age kids

As children prepare to go back to classrooms in the midst of a pandemic, one metro Detroit county is offering free COVID-19 testing to school-age kids. → Read More

Funeral arrangements set for Catholic priest who died when boat capsized

Funeral arrangements for the Rev. Stephen Rooney, 66, are set for Wednesday at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in Allen Park. → Read More

Michigan signs $42M contract with coronavirus testing company under scrutiny in Texas

The state of Michigan signed a $42 million contract in July with a COVID-19 testing company that is under scrutiny in Texas. → Read More

Ann Arbor police to bust University of Michigan campus parties, gatherings of 25 or more

Planning to party on the University of Michigan campus this fall? The Ann Arbor police will patrol the campus, looking COVID-19 violations. → Read More

Body of Trenton priest found in Lake Erie after boat capsized in Detroit River

The body of the Rev. Stephen Rooney, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Trenton, was found Thursday morning in Lake Erie. → Read More