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Mayor Mike Dugan announced a major expansion of the program to install city pillows and a campaign to protect Detroiters from seasonal flu at a news conference at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Detroit Public Safety Headquarters.

Dugan shared details of efforts to reduce speed and improve safety in neighborhoods. Ron Branding, director of public affairs, joined Dugan at the press conference.

Concerned parents installed quick humps in the Greenacres Woodward residential neighborhood to slow traffic in August, but days later the city removed them.

Duggan was joined by representatives of local health networks Henry Ford Health System, Ascension Health and Detroit Medical Center to launch an aggressive flu vaccination campaign aimed at increasing the number of people vaccinated and reducing the incidence of seasonal flu during a pandemic. COVID-19.

Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair and Dugan received their flu shots during the briefing.

Attended by Bob Rainey, President, Health Operations and Chief Operating Officer of Henry Ford’s Health System, and Karima Bentunsi, Chief Executive Officer for Adult Hospitals on the campus of Detroit Medical Center.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who also held a news conference Wednesday, contracted the flu during a coronavirus update on August 25th.

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