Stories tagged: "COVID"


People wait in their cars for a COVID-19 test at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison on November 24, 2020.
Are You in the Next Vaccine Priority Group? Here’s the New List.

Department of Health Services finalizes recommendations from a volunteer committee of medical experts.

Boxes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped at the McKesson distribution center in Olive Branch, Mississippi. The federal government plans to distribute over the coming week a total of 7.9 million doses of vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer Inc. (Photo by Paul Sancya - Pool/Getty Images)
Eau Claire Columnist Reflects on Getting Vaccine While Suffering From ‘Survivor’s Guilt’

People age 65 and older among those added to the eligibility list.

Andrea Palm, the former secretary-designee for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, discusses the coronavirus shortly after Gov. Tony Evers declares a public emergency on March 12, 2020. 
Palm has been picked by President Joe Biden to be the deputy secretary of his Health and Human Services administration. (Photo © Andy Manis)
OP-ED: We Need Andrea Palm and Xavier Becerra in Biden’s Health and Human Services

Milwaukee Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa urges Congress to approve Becerra to be Health and Human Services secretary.

Dana Hanson, assistant operations manager at Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire, preparing to administer COVID-19 vaccine
Next Vaccination Group Includes 65+, Educators, Prisoners, Food Service Workers

Committee’s recommendations still need DHS approval. Some groups will be at an employer’s discretion.

Kristi and Jeff Mecikalski
As She Grieves Her Father-in-Law, This Wisconsin Nurse Awaits Her Vaccine Dose

COVID-19 also sickened her husband, so Kristi Mecikalski is well aware of the value of getting immunized.

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.

New strain of COVID-19 reaches Wisconsin. (Getty Images)
Highly Contagious Coronavirus Variant Has Reached Wisconsin

The mutation makes the virus about 56% more transmissible, but not more deadly, English researchers found.