Paxlovid, Pfizer's COVID-19 pill, gets full FDA approval
U.S. health regulators have given full approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 pill Paxlovid.
1 in 10 get long COVID after omicron, key symptoms identified, US study finds
A U.S. study suggests 1 in 10 people are getting long COVID after an omicron infection, a lower estimate than earlier in the pandemic.
Restaurants opt out of using QR-code menus post-pandemic
Three years ago, shared menus were replaced with pointing your phone camera at a QR code. Now, many restaurants are going back to using physical menus.
Wisconsin audit faults grant, ventilator distribution during COVID-19
A state audit released Wednesday faults the Wisconsin Department of Health Services for how it awarded grants and ventilators to health care providers during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID public health emergency end marked with free custard
After more than three years, Thursday officially marked the end of the COVID public health emergency. Workers in Milwaukee's hospitality industry celebrated with free custard.
Milwaukee County vaccine mandate, masking requirements end
Executive David Crowley announced Tuesday, May 9 the end of Milwaukee County’s vaccine mandate and masking requirements in all settings. The policy change comes after the federal government announced the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency will end on Thursday, May 11.
WHO says COVID-19 pandemic no longer global emergency
The announcement marks a symbolic end to a devastating pandemic that triggered lockdowns, upended economies globally, and killed over a million people worldwide.
Free COVID-19 testing ends May 11, 2023 for many
After three years, the federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency will end on Thursday, May 11. That means it may soon cost you more to get a COVID test.
Ivermectin use for COVID; Wisconsin Supreme Court won't order
Wisconsin's conservative-controlled Supreme Court ruled that a hospital could not be forced to give a deworming drug to a patient with COVID-19.
US to end most federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates next week
The Biden administration will end the last remaining federal COVID-19 vaccine requirements next week when the national public health emergency for the coronavirus ends.
Closed Racine COVID-19 test site gets complaints, praise
A COVID-19 test site in Racine disrupted its neighborhood for weeks. The for-profit business drew crowds of people to Douglas Avenue in Racine. Those who visited tell Contact 6 they left with money in their pockets.
How to get COVID tests now before it's no longer free
Free COVID testing ends on May 11, but you'll still have access to tests with a few differences.
COVID-19 pandemic caused decline in high school students having sex, government survey finds
Teen sex was already becoming less and less common before the pandemic.
Southeast Wisconsin hospitals end mask mandate
After roughly three years of masking up, hospitals in southeast Wisconsin are giving employees and patients a choice to wear them.
Biden ends COVID-19 national emergency after Congress acts
The U.S. national emergency to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic has ended.
Pandemic pounds pushed thousands of U.S. Army soldiers into obesity
New research found that obesity in the U.S. military surged during the pandemic.
Gun injuries in US surged during pandemic, CDC study shows
For every American killed by gunfire, an estimated two or more survive, often with terrible injuries — a fact that public health experts say is crucial to understanding the full impact of guns on society.
Biden signs bill to declassify information on COVID-19 origins
President Joe Biden has signed a bipartisan bill that directs the federal government to declassify as much intelligence as possible about the origins of COVID-19 more than three years after the start of the pandemic.
COVID-19 pandemic expected to end this year 'as a public health emergency,' says World Health Organization
Optimism declared about declining deaths, though WHO falls short of declaring end of emergency now.
Menomonee Valley COVID drive-thru closing, service changes announced
The Milwaukee Health Department is closing the Menomonee Valley drive-thru COVID-19 testing site on April 15. Friday was last day for vaccinations.