The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting more than 400 cases of the new coronavirus in nursing homes and group facilities in the state. About one-third of the state's 242 deaths have been in those facilities.
Mariah Clark is many things. She’s a blacksmith, a tall-ship sailor and an EMT. She’s also an emergency room nurse at UW Health in Madison, placing her on the frontlines of the pandemic in Dane County.
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.