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Former COVID-19 czar: The virus ‘new normal’ points to larger public health mission

With COVID-19 still a public health reality but no longer considered a public health emergency, it’s time for policymakers, health care systems and the public to think more broadly about public health, a former White House COVID-19 czar said Thursday. There is a new normal, said Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the School of Public […]

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Wastewater testing reveals rising COVID-19 infections in Racine, hospitalization remains low

RACINE COUNTY — The number of residents infected with COVID-19 in the greater Racine area with COVID-19 is rising, according to wastewater testing, even as hospitalizations remain relatively low. According to statistics updated by the Wisconsin Department of Human Services (DHS), wastewater from Racine-area households shows a significant increase in the presence of the coronavirus […]

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Drive-thru flu shot clinics for veterans set in Milwaukee, Union Grove

Veterans can receive flu shots quickly and easily at two upcoming drive-thru clinics hosted by the Milwaukee VA Medical Center: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Union Grove Clinic, 41425 Spring St.Saturday, Oct. 24, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Milwaukee VA Medical Center, 5000 W. National Ave. No appointments are required. There is […]

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Flu shots who should get them and why

Thinking of skipping out on a flu shot this year? You might want to re-think that decision. What is Influenza? Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness, and the severity of the illness differs depending on the person and strain. Influenza can cause severe symptoms. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it can […]

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Flu Hits Young People Hard This Season: Cases In Wisconsin

Unlike most years, the 2019-20 flu season is hitting younger Americans especially hard, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention received reports of seven additional child deaths this week, bringing the total to 39 — more than double the number at this time last year. Approximately 44 percent of reported flu cases this season […]

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Washington, Michigan and Wisconsin See Flu Activity Gains

FROM WALGREENS NEWSROOM Walgreens Flu Index for week ending March 16, 2019 DEERFIELD, Ill., March 20, 2019 – The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranks those states and markets experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country. Now in its fifth […]

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