A little more than two weeks after Wisconsin's April 7 election went forward with in-person voting, 19 voters and poll workers who participated have tested positive for COVID-19, although where they were exposed to the disease remains uncertain.
How can the economic impacts of the 1918 influenza pandemic inform understanding about COVID-19's effects? UW-Madison economist Tessa Conroy discusses the differences between each crisis, including how the current unprecedented level of federal stimulus fits into the picture.
The Department of Workforce Development announced it will be sending unemployment benefits to more than 154,000 people as Wisconsin's jobs take a huge hit due to conditions from COVID-19. Joe Peterangelo of the Wisconsin Policy Forum explains what this will mean for the state's economy.
The 1918 influenza pandemic and how the ordeal played out in Wisconsin illuminates the scale at which the experience of and response to public health emergencies impact both human lives and the economy.
As the federal government rolls out stimulus payments under the CARES Act, there's appreciation mixed with concern: Will it be enough for struggling families? Will it ignite a stalled economy? Will it go to those who truly need it?