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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.
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In order to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control, public health officials are seeking widespread testing. WisContext associate editor Will Cushman discusses why tests remain hard to come by, and what is being done to expand capacity to test for the virus around the state.
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With the need for COVID-19 tests exceeding their availability, alongside shortages in testing supplies, health systems and hospitals are seeking to fill in the gaps. Dr. Bobbi Pritt, the director of the clinical parasitology laboratory at Mayo Clinic, discusses how it developed its own test.
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The availability of tests for COVID-19 continues to be an issue in Wisconsin and across the United States, particularly given a shortage of testing supplies. WisContext associate editor Wil Cushman discusses what it means for the outbreak in the state.
There are simply not enough resources available to test most people who are sick in Wisconsin and across the United States.The dilemma is spurring local and regional health systems to increasingly take testing matters into their own hands, a move state officials not only endorse but are actively pursuing.
When a new and dangerous respiratory disease started racing around the globe in early 2020, it had been just over a century since humankind endured the 1918 influenza pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare many of the ways in which poor internet service can make rural residents less productive and more isolated than their urban counterparts.
Over the course of a single historic week, daily life in Wisconsin and across much of the United States ground to a halt as a dangerous new virus arrived in communities across the nation. A flurry of shutdowns raced to keep up with the spread of COVID-19 and the growing realization of its looming human impact.
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The novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, isn't hunting you. But if you stumble upon enough of it, you could end up falling ill. Two Wisconsin health care experts answer questions about COVID-19's viability.
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State and private laboratories are working to increase testing capacity for those suspected of contracting COVID-19.