Stories tagged: "covid vaccine"

Had Vaccination Rates Not Been Pummeled by Politics, More Than 5,000 in Wisconsin Would Still Be Alive Today

New analysis examines what might have been. Instead, COVID has killed 13,000 in the state as the vaccination rate remains stuck, with only 61% of people fully vaccinated.

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Ron Johnson, Who is Not a Doctor, Says He’s Waging a ‘Guerrilla War’ Against Medical Experts on COVID

Republican senator blasts “woke doctors” and expresses openness to a conspiracy theory about the COVID vaccine and AIDS.

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State’s Chief Medical Officer on COVID at 2: Worst Case Scenario, but Safeguards Prevented Many More Deaths

Dr. Ryan Westergaard reflects on how pandemic politics by some got in the way of saving lives.

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Doctors Slam Johnson for Promoting a ‘Clown Car’ of COVID Conspiracy Theorists

Senator spread multiple falsehoods in a DC event based on undermining vaccine confidence.

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., speaks as the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee meets on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
A Look Back at a Year’s Worth of Lies From Ron Johnson

From COVID conspiracy theories, to touting the Big Lie, Johnson doubled down on dishonesty in 2021.

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., speaks at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing on Feb. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
Another Ron Johnson COVID ‘Cure’ Debunked — This Time From The Makers of Listerine

Wisconsin’s senior US senator, who has spent months trying to undermine COVID-19 vaccines, proposes using mouthwash to fight the virus.

COVID-19's Omicron variant has reached Wisconsin. (Rendering via Fit Ztudio/Shutterstock)
Omicron Is in Wisconsin. Here’s What We Know So Far.

The new ‘variant of concern’ has been detected in the Badger State. Vaccines still offer the best protection.