Stories tagged: "Dr. Ryan Westergaard"


COVID-19's Omicron variant has reached Wisconsin. (Rendering via Fit Ztudio/Shutterstock)
Health Officials Optimistic About Declining COVID Numbers, but Remain Cautious

All 72 counties still have critically high levels of virus activity, and the National Guard is helping at 17 nursing facilities.

A healthcare worker assists a COVID-19 patient in an intensive care unit. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
COVID Is Spiking Again in Wisconsin—Just in Time for the Holidays

The situation mirror’s the state’s worst COVID spike on record, which happened last November.

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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.