As we head into Thanksgiving week, Michigan is seeing a significant surge in COVID-19 cases. It's putting a considerable strain on the state’s hospitals. "Michigan’s current COVID-19 surge was predictable,” shares Debra Furr-Holden to NPR's Here an Now. “We didn’t intervene when we saw cases starting to creep up. That was the time to put mask mandates back in place, to really keep pushing for people to get vaccinated, to restrict indoor gatherings and density, requiring kids to wear masks in schools and we didn’t do that.”