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Morning Buzz: September 14

Posted at 9:39 AM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 09:39:04-04

1. With America still in the middle of a pandemic, and now approaching flu season, people are being encouraged to get their vaccines and stay up-to-date.

To get more people vaccinated, Spectrum Health has launched one of the first vaccination programs in the Midwest, now available at over 40 locations in West Michigan.

They offer more than just flu shots, you can get other immunizations, tests, and blood pressure checks.

You can schedule your appointment online, use the Spectrum Health app, or by calling one of their offices and requesting a curbside visit.

2. After much waiting, football fans finally got to see the Detroit Lions hit the field again this weekend. But unfortunately, it was not a win.

In the first quarter, with Lions at midfield, Peterson broke free for a big 19-yard gain. At the final seconds of the half, and tied at 6, D'Andre Swift took it in for his first NFL touchdown with the Lions up 13-6 at halftime.

Towards the end of the 4th quarter, Mitch Trubisky completed a 27-yard touchdown pass, with the extra point being good.

The Bears ended up taking a 27-to-23 lead and held onto that for the win.

The Lions' next game will be against Wisconsin Packers next Sunday. Catch the action on Fox 17.

3. Starbucks will no longer give you straws with iced drinks. Starbucks will now go with just a recyclable plastic lid to top off your drink.

Starbucks lids for those drinks resembling a sort of sippy-cup style with a spout. The chain hoping to eventually hit a 50 percent reduction in landfill waste by 2030.

However, straws aren't totally disappearing from all Starbucks drinks. Blended beverages like frappuccinos and other drinks with whipped cream, get a domed lid and straw unless local laws prohibit straw use.

4. With the pandemic casting a shadow over the summer months, one Wisconsin farmer decided to plant a field of happiness on his farm.

Scott Thompson's Farm in Bristol, Wisconsin has been in the family for more than 70 years. But with 2020 being a year unlike any other, he and his wife decided they needed to do something to lift people's spirits. So they filled one of their fields with 2-million sunflowers.

They also planted wildflowers and zinnias to add even more color.