Wisconsin's state health secretary who has held the job the past two years, including as the COVID-19 vaccine was first being distributed, is leaving Gov. Tony Evers administration, the governor announced Friday.
The number of flu cases is increasing, and the number of kids vaccinated against it is dropping. Physicians urge the public to vaccinate before the holidays.
Only about 13% of U.S. adults have gotten the updated booster.
In the study published on Nov. 16, 2022, in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, researchers report that maintaining an indoor relative humidity between 40 and 60 percent attributed to lower rates of COVID-19 infections and deaths.
Starting now, all Wisconsin households are eligible to place an order every month for one free test kit that contains five rapid antigen COVID-19 tests.
"You can start thinking about getting COVID as almost as an accelerant to aging," the lead researcher warned.
Before COVID-19 wreaked havoc on mental health, there was already a surge of youth visits to emergency departments for suicidal thoughts between 2016 and 2019, the study says.
The FDA just approved a new, updated bivalent COVID-19 booster for children ages 5 to 11. But not everyone is on board with whether to get the vaccine for their kids.
The updated COVID-19 boosters are now available at Milwaukee Health Department immunization clinics for everyone five years of age and older.
Under 15 million Americans have received the latest booster shots.
Meijer pharmacies are now administering updated COVID-19 boosters to patients ages 5-11 at each of the retailer’s pharmacies across the Midwest.
Milwaukee County is keeping a close eye on COVID-19 numbers. The community risk level went from low to medium – leading to new mandates in the county.
Effective Friday, Sept. 30, masking will no longer be required at the Courthouse Complex for employees and for all visitors. MCTS is also no longer requiring masks for bus passengers or operators.
Dr. Ben Weston, the Chief Health Policy Advisory for Milwaukee County, tweeted that the county will shift to LOW COVID-19 level on Thursday, Sept. 29.
Two fired doctors are suing the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals saying they were discriminated and retaliated against for not getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
Time is running out for free COVID-19 vaccines. Health officials are warning the federal government is expected to stop COVID funding as early as January 2023. That means your next shot could come at a cost.
Elementary-aged children already received smaller doses of Pfizer’s original COVID-19 vaccine, a third of the dose given to everyone 12 and older.
Researchers say the bat virus, named Khosta-2, can infect human cells and is resistant to the antibodies of people who’ve been vaccinated for COVID-19.
Some Americans who plan to get the shot, designed to target the most common omicron strains, said they are waiting because they either had COVID-19 recently or another booster.
The COVID pandemic forced most U.S. casinos to close for months, causing payrolls, revenue and earnings to tumble. But the forced shutdowns and highly regulated recoveries also taught some useful lessons that will endure even after the pandemic is a distant memory.