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Detroit Daily Round-Up: COVID-19 vaccinations for kids ages 5-11 could receive go-ahead this week and more

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Monday's edition of the Detroit Daily Round-Up. I hope everyone had a great Halloween weekend — let's kick November off right!

Today is Monday, November 1, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5-11 could be authorized this week

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This week, around 28 million children ages 5-11 could potentially receive the go-ahead to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

After the CDC advisory group votes on the authorization, which is expected to occur on Tuesday, the CDC director is likely to recommend it.

Metro Detroit affected by school bus driver shortage

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Across southeastern Michigan, the lack of school bus drivers is weighing heavily on busy parents forced to take their children to school themselves.

Due to the pandemic, the school bus driver shortage is predicted to continue into next semester — and potentially even next school year.

Detroit firehouses receive cardio eqiupment from Planet Fitness

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In each of Detroit's 38 firehouses, Planet Fitness will be donating and helping to install treadmills and stationary bicycles.

According to Detroit Fire Commissioner Eric Jones, the equipment will be used by firefighters and emergency medical personnel during their shifts and allow them to preserve and improve their cardiovascular health.

Dan Campbell shoulders the blame in embarassing Lions loss

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On Sunday, the Detroit Lions were defeated by the Philadelphia Eagles, 44-6, and fell to an 0-8 record.

“I got outcoached today; I didn’t help these guys at all,” Lions coach Dan Campbell said following the loss. “We weren’t ready to play today, and that’s on me.”

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Your go-to news source for everything happening in Detroit. Ashanti Lee Seabron is a lifelong Michigander who's worked as a writer since 2013. He's committed to detailed and pertinent news for Metro Detroit.

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