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COVID-19 Misinformation And The Paranoid Style In Wisconsin's Pandemic Politics

November 6, 2020

When the coronavirus started spreading around Wisconsin in the spring of 2020, Dr. Chad Tamez hosted Facebook Live sessions to help patients understand what was initially a mysterious new pathogen. A family physician who co-owns a private practice in West Bend, Tamez seized on the power of social media to discuss new medical findings about the coronavirus.

Gov. Evers, Secretary-designee Palm Issue Order to Expand Healthcare Workforce

October 1, 2020
MADISON — In response to the current surge in cases and the growing strain on Wisconsin’s healthcare system, today Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Health Service (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm issued an emergency order to help address healthcare staffing needs.

New, secretive data system shaping federal pandemic response

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September 22, 2020

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Governor Evers creates new health emergency order

Governor Tony Evers
September 22, 2020

This morning Governor Evers created an e in the state due to the large outbreaks of COVID-19 in young people, particularly college students.

First human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis of 2020

EEE Virus
September 2, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Eau Claire County Health Department today announced that laboratory testing has confirmed the first human case of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus infection this year, in a female under the age of 18 who is a resident of Eau Claire County. As a result, DHS and Eau Claire County Health Department are reminding everyone to protect themselves from mosquito bites by using mosquito repellent any time they are outside.

Dunn County reports Equine Encephalitis in horses

August 11, 2020

The Dunn County Health Department reports that two horses in Dunn County have
tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), which is caused by the EEE virus. This is the first
documented EEE activity in the state this year. No EEE cases in humans have been reported in
Wisconsin thus far in 2020. Only three human cases of EEE have been reported in Wisconsin between
1964 and 2017.

State Poison Center and Health Agency Issue Warning about Certain Hand Sanitizers

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August 4, 2020

 Some could contain alcohol that causes blindness or death

As the use of hand sanitizers has increased during the

Gov. Evers Issues Directive to Limit Groups to 10, change testing priorities

Gov. Evers
March 17, 2020

Governor Evers has directed DHS to issue an order to limit all gatherings to a size of 10 or less. There are several exceptions to this rule. Bars and restaurants may only serve food by take-out or delivery. The number of COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin has risen to 72.

Number of Wisconsin COVID-19 cases increases to 19

Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk talks COVID-19

March 13, 2020

The in the state increased to 19 today. This is a sharp increase from yesterday, and this quick increase is expected to continue for some time. There have been 169 negative tests, and one patient has recovered. 

Presidential Live Stream

WATCH LIVE: Trump holds press conference amid U.S. COVID-19 outbreak

March 13, 2020

President Trump is shortly going to do a live stream. He is expected to announce that he is declaring a National Emergency. He is declaring an emergency and allowing access to up to 50 billion dollars. States are going to be setting up emergency centers. He asked every hospital in the country to use their emergency plans. He is giving broad authority to the HHS Secretary and giving maximum authority to hospitals. Hospitals can waive laws to allow them to implement virtual health services.