Wisconsin has sharply cut back its request for COVID-19 vaccine doses from the federal government, the Associated Press reports, as some counties here experience high rates of vaccine hesitancy. In Clark County, where the vaccination rate is among the lowest in Wisconsin, the head of immunization says making vaccines more convenient and providing more information to the skeptical may not lead to higher rates.
A new analysis estimates that COVID-19 has killed 6.9 million people worldwide, more than twice the reported toll of 3.2 million. That includes about 905,000 Americans — higher than the official estimate of 574,000, according to the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation analysis.
Water pollution; eviction risks; armed despite restraining order; Kenosha police scrutiny; stop-and-frisk opaqueness
‘Costly Care’ exposed the practice of hospitals suing patients for past-due bills during the pandemic; WPR’s COVID-19 obituary project also honored
The New York Times reports that the United States may finally be “turning the corner” on COVID-19. The fact that some states, including Wisconsin, are seeing days with no new pandemic deaths means the coronavirus is on the run, the Times reports.
A federal judge on Wednesday tossed out the federal eviction moratorium, making it easier for landlords to kick out tenants behind in rent. Here are some things you should know.
A federal judge in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday blocked the Biden Administration from enforcing a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pause on certain evictions during the pandemic, ruling the CDC lacked the legal authority to halt evictions.
Today we feature a story by WPR’s Shamane Mills, who describes the various ways public health officials are trying to get vaccines to the roughly 57% of Wisconsinites who are not yet inoculated against COVID-19.
Four years after a facility disclosed water contamination in the surrounding community, residents and locals deal with the impact of PFAS.
Today we highlight a story by WPR’s Rob Mentzer, who interviewed so-called long haulers who continue to experience symptoms of COVID-19 long after they were infected. Mentzer found many of them report fewer and less severe symptoms after receiving a vaccination.
Guest author Peter Truitt argues in this Opinion piece that the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline should be halted because of high health and environmental risks.
The disturbing trend toward using digital dodges to evade Wisconsin’s Open Records Law extends far beyond the university.