Tlaib speaks on COVID-19 and other issues in 7 UpFront

Posted at 6:36 PM, Apr 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-15 19:21:31-04

(WXYZ) — Michigan is the hotspot and in the national spotlight or the COVID-19 surge that is spreading like wildfire.

We're being joined by US Representative Rashida Tlaib for the 7 UpFront segment to talk about it and other issues.

You can see the full interview in the video player above.

"What I've heard overwhelmingly, and today we were briefed by the governor's team, is understanding that we have a new threat, or component, of COVID that is so much more contagious," Tlaib says. "But what we also hear is people are getting a lot more lax. As we're opening up schools, we see the contraction of the virus is among age youth and children and much of it is related to the opening of schools and also not being truly prepared for folks not following CDC guidelines."