Mary Lee Agnew is an urban wildlife photographer who travels by bike to her favorite Milwaukee haunts to wait patiently and mindfully for nature to reveal herself. Since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, she's been noticing changes.
A highly contagious disease put the population in a panic. The government's response became politicized. Less affluent neighborhoods bore the brunt of the outbreak. The best medical science of the day was doubted. An aggressive protest against public health enforcement broke out.
Local and state efforts are underway to shunt dairy products that would otherwise go to waste during the COVID-19-related economic downturn to food banks, which are experiencing increased demand for their services and supplies.
Until recently, debates over federalism—the division of power between state and national government—may have been the exclusive province of politics nerds and “Hamilton” super fans. But now it’s part of the national discussion over the response to COVID-19.
Every business in America is being significantly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and related economic woes. For non-profits, the impact may be no less significant. One online CNN commentator recently warned it could be an “extinction-level event” for many community service organizations.
Wisconsin manufacturers are pivoting from their original businesses to help make personal protective equipment for health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic - but will it be enough?