Jackie Christianson is a nurse practitioner in Wisconsin. Instead of taking a vacation in April, she headed to New York City to help with the extreme hospital staffing shortages happening there due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A researcher on the effects on the human brain of meditation and other mindfulness practices says that thinking about social distancing as an act of kindness can help people deal with the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic.
While shoppers may see some empty shelves in their grocery stores, the head of the grocery industry association in Wisconsin is confident that suppliers and retailers will weather this crisis, with help from consumers.
Over the course of three months, a seemingly mundane state personnel matter snowballed into a string of inaction and action across all three branches of government that was unprecedented in Wisconsin's political landscape.