DETROIT – A number of other Michigan counties are experiencing higher COVID spread, according to the CDC.

This morning we discussed what COVID-19 looks like during allergy season and the spring chill.

And the horrors still continue in Ukraine. 14 million Ukrainians have been driven from their homes by Vladimir Putin and his army. Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkov sat down with us to discuss the conflict in Europe and his latest book.

Also, the pressure to get rid of menthol cigarettes. How an FDA proposal hopes to phase them out.

Watch the entire May 15, 2022 episode of Flashpoint in the video player above.

Segment 1: How the company is currently handling the pandemic, what to expect moving forward

Segment 2: A Ukrainian novelist speaks out about the war against his home country

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Segment 3: The urge to break out the menthol cigarettes because it does more harm than good