Dane County Executive Joe Parisi is asking UW-Madison administrators to consider sending students home for the fall semester or increasing the campus’ staffing to counter COVID-19. The request comes after the University reported a spike in COVID-19 cases this weekend. According to Public Health Madison Dane County, since September 1st, more than nine hundred people […]
First up in today’s two-part show, Patrick Woodall from Americans for Financial Reform talks about the problem of private equity firms in the healthcare sector and offers details from his latest co-authored report, “The Deadly Combination Of Private Equity And Nursing Homes During A Pandemic.” Then, Reveal journalist Stan Alcorn tells us about his reporting […]
The coronavirus continues to rage across Wisconsin because of community spread. Sometimes people don’t know they have the virus and spread it to others accidentally. Here’s “COVID Diary Part Two” from WORT reporter Helena White and her husband Eugene, regarding the other scenario of community spread.
Do you ever wonder what coronavirus would sound like as a song? Well, a project out of MIT has applied a computational algorithm to the protein structure of the virus and turned it into a song. Markus Buehler joins Friday Buzz host Jonathan Zarov to discuss how he turned a deadly virus into a pleasant […]
Tonight’s episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine continues the discussion of COVID-19 to a set of clinical trials being administered by UW-Madison and UW Health. Vaccines may be the best way of combating this pandemic, and several appear to be on the cusp of clinical trials. However, in the meantime, some drug cocktails could also […]
As with many things, the pandemic has revealed preexisting cracks in our healthcare system, which is failing Black, Latinx, and Native communities, who are disproportionately vulnerable to the virus. Today on the show, Allen is joined by Dr. Howard Ehrman and Paul Siegel of the People’s Response Network in Chicago to talk about community-based responses […]