COVID-19 in Wisconsin

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What the CDC’s new vaccine guidance says — and what it doesn’t

Hooray — but not so fast. That might be the most succinct way to sum up some of the reaction to the federal government’s announcement...
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Republicans move to stop vaccine requirements on UW campuses

After attempting more than once to prevent employers from mandating COVID-19 vaccinations, a pair of Wisconsin Republicans are beginning an attempt to prohibit vaccine...
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CDC: You can ditch the mask in most places, indoors and out, if fully...

WASHINGTON — Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not need to wear a mask in most situations, indoors and outdoors, federal health officials said in...
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Possible cut in federal funds ‘hurts’, says Evers, while Congress members urge Treasury to...

Three Wisconsin Congress members sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday, urging that the federal government stand by earlier calculations for...
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State health department says COVID-19 shots for ages 12 and up start now

Wisconsin children 12 and older can begin getting vaccinated for COVID-19 starting Thursday, state health officials announced Wednesday evening. The announcement followed the final stage...
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Kids are getting their shots — so should Ron Johnson

My eighth-grader cannot wait to get her COVID vaccine. Gone are the days of needle dread, when every trip to the doctor’s office prompted...
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More than $350B in federal recovery cash starts rolling out to states, cities, counties

WASHINGTON — States, cities and counties can begin to tap their share of the $350 billion in federal funds intended to spur a national recovery...
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FDA green lights Pfizer vaccine for kids 12-15, with CDC still to act

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday signed off on expanding the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 12...
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Pandemic waiver on work-search requirement for jobless pay faces possible early sunset

Applicants for unemployment insurance (UI) might soon have to resume reporting their weekly work-search efforts. The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) normally requires applicants for...
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At Capitol rally, nurses raise their voices for union rights

A blurb for the Today show was typical of the top hits in a Google search on ‘nurses week 2021’ over the weekend: “Where...

The Wisconsin Examiner is tracking daily developments in the spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, with data from the state Department of Health Services (DHS).

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