People protest against “excessive quarantine” at the Michigan State Capitol on April 15. Photo: AFP
Linda Lim
Opinion

Opinion

Linda Lim

How Michigan is coping with its coronavirus shutdown

  • Some residents in the US state, known as a virus hotspot, are less willing than others to bear the economic costs imposed for the benefit of public health
  • While there have been protests against the shutdown, local institutions such as carmakers are making masks and ventilators at otherwise idling plants
People protest against “excessive quarantine” at the Michigan State Capitol on April 15. Photo: AFP
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