Stories tagged: "Dr. Ryan Westergaard"

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.

President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a campaign rally at the Waukesha County Airport Oct. 27. During the rally, he continued to  spread a lie that the medical field is overreporting and financially benefiting from COVID-19 deaths. Neither claim is true.(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Conspiracists Claim Wisconsin Overcounts COVID Deaths. If Anything, the Real Toll Is Higher.

The state’s most prominent medical examiner thinks death counts are too high when evidence suggests we’re underestimating the real toll.

No Masks, No Distancing: People Keep Gathering Outside and It's Causing COVID Outbreaks
No Masks, No Distancing: People Keep Gathering Outside and It’s Causing COVID Outbreaks

People may be wrongfully assuming outdoor activity carries no risk of spread, experts say.

Doctors to Ron Jonson: COVID-19 Is More Lethal Than the Flu
Doctors to Ron Johnson: COVID-19 Is More Lethal Than the Flu

It’s not a debatable point — it’s fact, say doctors as Sen. Ron Johnson continues his disinformation campaign surrounding COVID-19.