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Michigan Residents Now Ordered To Stay Home 66 Days

On Thursday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extended her stay-at-home executive order to May 28. When the renewed order expires, Michigan residents will have been required to stay home for 66 days. Whitmer said Thursday the state is still flattening the curve in the battle against COVID-19.

In the past, Whitmer has said she is mandating people stay in their homes except for essential purposes to “save lives."

However, the founder of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center said just keeping people in their homes doesn’t save lives.

Dr. David Katz, a preventive medicine specialist, said, “If all we do is flatten the curve, you don’t prevent deaths, you just change the dates.”

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