Stories tagged: "CDC"


Jeff Lamont grew up in the Town of Peshtigo and returned to enjoy his retirement after 30 years as a hydrologist working on remediation sites across the country, including one on the Menominee River, which Tyco had contaminated with arsenic. Now he's involved with the citizen group monitoring the PFAS cleanup in his hometown. “It'll be decades before this has been cleaned up,” he said. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
The Problem of ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Marinette, and the Solutions That Could Take as Long

A corporation impedes progress on tracing and fixing PFAS contamination in the local water supply—pollution that it caused.

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The Delta Variant is Spreading Rapidly. Wisconsin Health Officials Are Recommending Masks Again.

Sen. Ron Johnson uses the opportunity to once again spread misinformation about COVID-19.

A Hmong man receives a COVID-19 vaccination May 10 in Eau Claire during a vaccine clinic put on by the Eau Claire City-County Health Department and the city's Hmong Mutual Assistance Association. Such clinics are an effort to increase the lagging vaccination rate in Wisconsin. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
With Vaccinations Still Below 50%, Northwest Wisconsin Health Officials Keep Trying New Outreach

After a successful spring, Wisconsin has stubbornly stayed below 50% of residents who have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a campaign rally at the Waukesha County Airport Oct. 27. During the rally, he continued to  spread a lie that the medical field is overreporting and financially benefiting from COVID-19 deaths. Neither claim is true.(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Conspiracists Claim Wisconsin Overcounts COVID Deaths. If Anything, the Real Toll Is Higher.

The state’s most prominent medical examiner thinks death counts are too high when evidence suggests we’re underestimating the real toll.

President Donald Trump removes his mask as he stands on the Blue Room Balcony upon returning to the White House after leaving Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Trump announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 2.
White House Cherry Picks When to Contact Trace, Putting Vets’ Families in Danger

The Trump administration discreetly warned a veterans group of potential COVID-19 exposure from a White House event five days before the president announced his positive diagnosis to the public. This is the first-known notice given to visitors of the White House where more than 34 staffers have reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Add CDC Videos to Your Quarantine Viewing List

Dozens of individual nuggets of information about coronavirus As the coronavirus pandemic has swept across the world, the United States, and Wisconsin, all of us have many questions about the virus that has disrupted people’s lives in more ways than we can count. Thankfully for us, we live in a world where information is as...

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Add CDC Videos to Your Quarantine Viewing List

Dozens of individual nuggets of information about coronavirus