Stories tagged: "public health"


Dana Hanson, assistant operations manager at Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire, holds a vial of COVID-19 vaccine in preparation for giving out shots to fellow healthcare workers in the first group of recipients. (Photo courtesy of Marshfield Clinic.)
Supply Still Tight, but Seniors 65+ Will Be Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Next Week

DHS asks for patience as Wisconsin’s weekly vaccine supply is still one-third of what the state should be getting.

The City of Milwaukee is launching a COVID-19 "vaccination hub" at the Wisconsin Center. Mayor Tom Barrett said it will first be used for municipal employees but be expanded to the public "as soon as possible." (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
Milwaukee Is Opening a Downtown ‘Vaccine Hub’

Mayor says it will open to the public “as soon as possible.” City workers in priority categories will go first.

a Black doctor talking to Black patients and building covid vaccine trust
COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Is a Very Real Concern in Communities of Color. Black Doctors Are Doing Something About It.

The COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy Black communities have is warranted. Black healthcare providers have taken on the responsibility to help change it.

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Black Americans—Who Are Dying From COVID at Alarming Rates—Are Also Being Punished Far More for Violating Orders

A recent report found that people of color were 2.5 times more likely to be policed and punished for violating COVID-19 orders than the white population.

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Trump Will Get Top-Notch Care for COVID-19. Not All Americans Can Say the Same.

The care Trump is likely to receive in the coming days will set him apart from most people who’ve contracted the virus, a disproportionate percentage of whom have been Black, Latino, or low-income.

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10 Months into the COVID Crisis and Experts Say These Are Still the Best Ways to Protect Yourself

While the Trump administration has repeatedly undermined the CDC in its efforts to combat the virus, science has proven that mask-wearing and social distancing are vital in preventing and reducing chances of transmission.

Gun violence has soared in cities led by both Republicans and Democrats this summer, and has exacted an uneven toll. Brandon Hendricks-Ellison of Bronxville, N.Y. was shot June 29 two days after he graduated from James Monroe High School. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
We’re ER Doctors. Gun Violence Is a Public Health Crisis That Deserves as Much Attention as COVID.

Sharp rises in gun violence are rooted in economic inequality and decades of systemic racism. The crisis deserves a public health response on par with that of the coronavirus.