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Amid vaccine mandates, COVID testing company works with employers

MILWAUKEE - Get vaccinated or get tested for COVID-19 at work. More than a week after President Joe Biden announced new vaccine mandates, employers are trying to figure out what it means for them. Vault Health has been providing at-home testing for the state for nearly a year. The company...
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COVID vaccine information, myths as boosters considered

MILWAUKEE - As thousands of people in Wisconsin are diagnosed with COVID-19, and nearly two dozen die, each day, infection rates are prompting doctors to continue to speak out. Dr. Ada Stewart, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, wants people to turn words into action. "We have seen...

Trick or Treat: Wauwatosa neighborhoods making decision on COVID-19

WAUWATOSA, Wis. — A month and a half away from Halloween, neighborhoods are making the decision on trick-or-treat this year. In Wauwatosa, the Quarry Heights neighborhood announced any formally sanctioned trick-or-treat is canceled because of COVID-19 concerns. "We have deep concerns, first and foremost about safety for all, should anyone...

Milwaukee COVID positivity rises, now 'high'

MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) on Friday, Sept. 17 reported slight increases to COVID-19 trends for the preceding week. According to MHD, the city saw 277.6 cases per 100,000 people. The case burden is up from the previous week's 254.5 cases per 100,000. The gating criteria remains in the "extreme transmission" category.

COVID-19 Is Far Less Deadly For Wisconsin’s Children Than The Streets of Milwaukee

Dan O’Donnell crunches the numbers to put an end to the fearmongering about kids and COVID in Wisconsin. On the whole, human beings aren’t especially great at risk assessment. Far-fetched, exotic terrors fill us with dread, but we all but ignore the dangerous yet mundane. We fret, for instance, about an upcoming flight but drive to the airport with one eye on our phone and one hand on a burrito.

Wisconsin doctor warns of packed ICUs, ERs thanks to COVID-19

MILWAUKEE — As Wisconsin registered more than 3,400 new cases of COVID-19 for a second day in a row Thursday, doctors statewide continued to warn of the ripple effect that's putting great strain on healthcare systems statewide, especially when it comes to ICU and ER availability. "We're seeing a surge...

COVID clinical trial: Froedtert & MCW seek unvaccinated participants

WAUWATOSA, Wis. - If you are not vaccinated and become infected with COVID-19, Froedtert & the Medical College want to hear from you. Local infectious disease experts are currently conducting a clinical research trial to test a possible treatment option. They are looking into an anti-viral drug called Molnupiravir to learn if it is effective and safe to treat mild to moderate COVID-19.

COVID learning gap, program takes hands-on approach

MILWAUKEE - Back on track and making up for a distant school year, a SHARP Literacy is helping students overcome pandemic-related disruptions in an engaging and innovative way. Huddled around fish with hands-on learning is a far cry from last school year. Students shared their frustrations. "I was just tired...

The COVID-19 Equity Task Force is Looking at the Present and the Future

Disparities in health care, education, food and more existed long before the COVID-19 pandemic began. The pandemic brought these issues into focus and forced everyone to pay attention to the struggles existing within their own communities. While the response to these disparities has varied on a local level, the end...

National Guard troops called back to Racine for COVID-19 testing

RACINE, Wis. — The city of Racine has relaunched a COVID-19 testing site with help from the Wisconsin National Guard. It resumed testing Thursday after a spike in new positive COVID-19 cases. The new public testing site is at Festival Hall in Racine. Dozens of people turned out on the...