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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says the city will vaccinate 5,000 residents a day when Covid-19 mRNA vaccines become available in December.

Duggan said the process will be a huge undertaking, but he's confident they will vaccinate all residents. "To get the vaccinations out we're going to have to vaccinate 5,000 a day just in Detroit," Duggan said, according to the Detroit News.

"You think about the city of Detroit with 700,000 people. If you were able to vaccinate 5,000 a day, you're still talking three or four months," Duggan said.

He said large city structures such as the TCF Center and large parking structures will be used to do large-scale vaccinations during the winter months.

A new study shows two-thirds of all Detroit residents say they will not take the vaccine -- even if it’s free.

According to the study, nearly two-thirds of Detroiters say they are unlikely to get the coronavirus vaccine.

The numbers are higher among the Black and Hispanic communities, where nearly 80% say there is no chance they will take the vaccine.

Health experts who authored the study blame the hesitation on a longstanding mistrust of the U.S. government.

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Friend of the blog, recording artist Evrod Cassimy, performed "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" ahead of the start of the 2020 America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit.

Evrod is Morning Anchor for WDIV (Channel 4) in Detroit. His holiday EP, A Cassimy Kinda Christmas was released on Nov. 1 on Spotify and Apple Music. The EP can also be downloaded at evrodcassimy.com.

Originally from Chicago, Evrod is an award-winning journalist and three-time Emmy Award nominee. In 2010 he received the Virginia Associated Press Award for "Best Breaking News Coverage."

Listen to Evrod's soulful version of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" below or click here.
 

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