The state Senate passed a COVID-19 relief package today. Governor Evers signed the bill into law shortly after its approval on the Senate floor The fight for a COVID-19 relief bill pitted the governor’s office against state Republicans. Weeks ago, Governor Evers introduced two relief packages to the republican-held assembly, which were not taken up. […]
According to the best estimates from public health officials, a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus is still at least a year away. But that hasn’t stopped some medical researchers from looking for short-term cures for the pandemic. Dr. William Hartman is an assistant professor of anesthesiology in the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and […]
More than 1.1 million Wisconsin residents returned their absentee ballots for last Tuesday’s election. The unprecedented number of absentee ballots meant an increased workload for local clerks. Madison City Clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl says processing these ballots presented unique challenges. “Given the increase in absentee requests, and the way this election has been so different from […]
Marcus Allen is a pastor at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. When his mother began experiencing symptoms similar to those caused by COVID-19, he called emergency responders. They told her to avoid going to the hospital. Then her symptoms worsened. Producer Jonah Chester sat down with Allen to discuss what went wrong and how the […]
Wisconsin health officials reported a new COVID-19 case count of 87 today. But the slight dip in daily reported cases, when compared to previous weeks, likely doesn’t mean Wisconsin has seen the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a press conference this morning, Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer of Wisconsin’s Bureau of Communicable Diseases, […]
Wisconsin made national headlines this week for its disorganized election process. This week on Isthmus on WORT, producer Jonah Chester sat down with Isthmus reporter Judy Davidoff to review the week’s events and what fall-out may result from Tuesday’s chaos. You can read her coverage of the election online at Isthmus.com.