Stories tagged: "Dr. Ryan Westergaard"


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New Data Shows the Risk Unvaccinated Wisconsinites Face as COVID Surges

Dashboard from the Department of Health Services compares infections, hospitalizations, and deaths in vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

In this image from WisconsinEye, Gov. Tony Evers announces that all Wisconsinites age 16 and old will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting April 5.
As COVID Surges, Evers Returns for First Virus Briefing Since May

Evers, state health officials, urge vaccinations and masks to stave off the Delta variant.

A certified medical assistant prepares doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The US took a major step in the pandemic this week by clearing the Pfizer vaccine for youth ages 12-15. (Image via AP Photo/John Locher, File)
DHS Launches New COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign to Reach Young Adults

Wisconsin still stubbornly below 50% receiving at least one dose of protection against a virus that has now killed 7,200 in the state.

Nurse supervisor DeAnna North dresses in protective clothing before treating patients at Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire’s Intensive Care Unit. Hospitals around Wisconsin are reaching capacity. An experimental drug could help that scenario.(Photo courtesy of Marshfield Clinic Health System)
6,100 Doses of Experimental COVID-19 Drug Now in Wisconsin

Promising treatment will need to be rationed at first, as supply will not meet the demand.

UW-Eau Claire is one of eight campuses that will be switching to online classes Nov. 30 due to the surge in COVID-19 cases. That list could grow. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Eight UW Campuses to Students: Don’t Come Back After Thanksgiving

The number of campuses switching to virtual classes could grow as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

Tyler Bowe, left, an emergency room nurse at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, talks with Jeffrey Ellenbecker, a paramedic at the hospital, before he enters the room of a COVID-19 patient Wednesday. (Photo provided by HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital)
Chief Medical Officer: Overwhelmed Wisconsin Hospitals May Have to Stop Treating People

Hospitals across the state are running out of intensive care beds, as new COVID-19 cases again top more than 7,000 in a single day.

Dr. Ryan Westergaard, chief medical officer for the state of Wisconsin, 
said Tuesday during a press briefing that "we really need to take the risk seriously that this progress can be undone because of novel variants." He is pictured at a June White Coats for Black Lives rally in Madison. (Photo © Andy Manis)
‘It’s a Nightmare.’ Wisconsin Tops 5,000 New COVID-19 Cases and 64 Deaths in a Single Day

“My concern is that when leaders don’t act in an empathetic way ... people are going to follow that cue,” Evers says.