Here We Go Again: Gretchen Whitmer admin issues emergency executive order over avian influenza

Previous use of unilateral power resulted in lockdowns, business closures, mandated masks

“Producers must immediately implement robust biosecurity practices and create emergency preparedness plans and this order starts to address these on-farm risks,” “Implementing these measures must be the highest priority for every farm and agriculture worker,” he said. “Working together, we can combat HPAI and reduce the long-term impacts on our dynamic food and agriculture industry.” “This is an active and ongoing threat to both dairy and poultry operations across the state,”


WHO Pandemic Treaty final decision (and automatic implementation if approved) on May 27, 2024