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‘I just kind of panicked’: Patients confused as hospitals file liens to recoup costs of treating injured uninsured

By Bram Sable-SmithWisconsin Watch/WPR Maneisha Gaston was driving west on Milwaukee’s Brown Street with her 15-year-old son when another driver blew through a stop sign, crashed into the passenger side of her car and fled the scene. “The whole door was crushed like a piece of paper,” Gaston recalled of the October incident. Gaston, 43, […]

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Wisconsin officials expecting doses of Moderna COVID vaccine this week

MADISON ⏤ Gov. Tony Evers announced Monday the state is expecting shipments of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.  The shipments will begin arriving at hospitals and clinics across the state this week, his office said in a release. “Folks, this is exciting news,” Evers said in making the announcement with the state DHS. “The COVID-19 vaccine […]

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‘The numbers are stark,’ Kenosha County medical examiner says

KENOSHA ⏤ Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall is strongly urging the public to stay home and avoid gatherings during the holidays. The impetus for her pleas? An increased case volume in her office in recent months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The numbers are stark,” said Hall, whose office handles death investigations and signs […]

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Wisconsin COVID-19 Exposure Mobile App Coming Soon

MADISON – WI Exposure Notification, a new mobile app to assist in notifying contacts, allowing close contacts of those with a positive test to take quicker action will go live for Wisconsinitesnext Wednesday (Dec. 23). The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced Thursday that the voluntary app uses Bluetooth technology and is available for download in […]

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Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution in Wisconsin

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers delivered the Democratic Radio Address encouraging Wisconsinites to continue to taking precautions to protect their health and safety as the state works to distribute and administer the COVID-19 vaccine over the coming weeks and months.  Hello, Wisconsin. Governor Tony Evers here.Hope is on the horizon in the new year, as […]

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Letter to the Editor: UWP Graduates Reflect the Best of Our Region

By UW-Parkside Chancellor Ford Just one year ago, if you had told me that the next TWO University of Wisconsin-Parkside commencement ceremonies would be virtual because of a global pandemic – well, I would have found that difficult to believe. 2020 has been a year filled with change, adversity, and loss. Yet through it all, […]

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Ascension Wisconsin to Begin COVID-19 Vaccination for Frontline Caregivers on Thursday

RACINE – Ascension Wisconsin, which operates Ascension-All Saints Hospital, 3801 Spring St., plans to begin vaccinating frontline caregivers on Thursday. The health care organization announced Wednesday that in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, among the first group eligible to receive the vaccines are frontline caregivers – particularly those serving in […]

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County reports new uptick in COVID-19 cases, vaccines on the way

RACINE COUNTY – After an initial decline in the number of new COVID-19 virus cases earlier this month, Racine County reported 883 additional cases and 25 deaths during the past week. In its weekly COVID-19 update on Monday, county officials reported that 344 of the new cases came from the areas covered by the City […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Planning Underway In Racine County; Public Asked To Be Patient

RACINE COUNTY –  Planning has started for how the COVID-19 vaccine may eventually be distributed in Racine County, local officials reported Friday. However, details are few and residents are urged to be patient and continue to follow public health guidelines. The Central Racine County and City of Racine Public Health Departments, along with the Racine […]

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COVID-19 killed a thousand Wisconsinites in three weeks. These residents don’t see the danger.

By Howard Hardee Wisconsin Watch Dan trusts practically nothing the media and medical establishments say about the COVID-19 pandemic. He considers the threat overblown. And saying as much on Twitter has triggered some heated arguments. “You question anything, you get told you’re going to kill grandma or you’re doing something wrong, and you’re made to […]

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Kenosha County recommends 10-day quarantine protocol for symptom-free COVID-19 contacts

Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit is recommending people who have been exposed to COVID-19, but are symptom-free, quarantine themselves for 10 days. File photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ The Kenosha County Division of Health Monday unveiled a new 10-day isolation period protocol for those exposed to COVID-19. However, the […]

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DHS Launches Multimedia Campaign Encouraging Wisconsinites to Enter Health Care Field

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS), and Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced today the launch of WisHealth Careers, a multimedia campaign to encourage Wisconsinites across the state to enter the health care field. “Our ability to fight COVID-19 depends on having a robust workforce caring for […]