Stories tagged: "COVID"


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REPORT: Johnson Pushed Trump Admin To Ignore Public Health Officials on COVID Response

Wisconsin Republican Ron Johnson has emerged as one of the United States Senate’s most controversial, conspiracy-minded voices on matters of public health, vaccines, science, and the overall response to COVID-19 throughout the global pandemic. Johnson’s criticism of life-saving vaccines and sharing of misinformation throughout the pandemic are well-documented. He was called out by fact checkers...

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The Evers Administration Prioritized Small Businesses in its COVID Response. Those Efforts Are Paying Off.

“I am as purple as you can get. I am not red. I am not blue, I could care less what party you are, your actions speak louder than words,” said Melissa Martinez, director of the Washburn Chamber of Commerce.

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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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Education Advocates Warn of a ‘Very Well-Coordinated Disinformation Campaign’ Against Public Schools

Conservative opposition to science-based COVID safeguards then extended to teaching more accurate history lessons. The culture war-based campaigns distract from years of underfunding and undermining local control.

President Joe Biden signs the American Rescue Plan on March 11, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Progressives Leaders Mark Two Years of Pandemic Relief Despite Ongoing GOP Obstruction

With more work to be done, Republicans are criticized for already shutting down the Legislature for the rest of 2022.

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Look Back: Two Years Ago, Wisconsin Bars Are Shut Down on St. Pat’s Day as COVID Spreads

Health officials warned an already-impatient nation that the pandemic’s impact would last months rather than weeks. If only.