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Deadly global pandemics are rare enough to motivate widespread attention when they emerge, but people around the world face the threat of seasonal influenza every year.
Significant numbers of Milwaukee voters were dissuaded from voting on April 7 by the sharp reduction in polling places and the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic — with the biggest effects seen among Black voters, according to a study from the Brennan Center for Justice.
In the early 1980s, a new mysterious malady captured the attention of public health professionals. Initially labeled GRID, these clusters of illnesses seemed to largely be an issue only on the East and West coasts. But Wisconsin's government was taking action.
Tracking data related to the pandemic can help clarify this torrent of information. Here are several visualizations that depict the impacts of COVID-19 across Wisconsin.
For people in Wisconsin who are interested in better understanding the pandemic, how it spreads and the ways they can protect themselves and their families, here are explanations for common questions and additional information about COVID-19 resources.
Over the first three months after the coronavirus pandemic struck Wisconsin in March, only two days passed during which no Wisconsinites were announced to have died from the new disease wreaking havoc around the globe in 2020.
Wisconsin is not the only place where voter roll purges are sparking disputes.
Multiple court cases filed in Wisconsin and across the U.S. ahead of the 2020 presidential election illustrate the tension between maintaining clean and accurate voter rolls and promoting accessibility for all.
More than two dozen Wisconsin communities have witnessed demonstrations demanding greater accountability for police over the week since Minneapolis police officers killed George Floyd on May 25.
Many people have heard of Typhoid Mary, but far fewer know the name Mary Mallon.