As many Wisconsinites work from home because of the coronavirus pandemic, they're noticing more wildlife in city and suburban neighborhoods. UW-Madison professor David Drake discusses how wildlife is reacting to the enormous change in human habits.
Contact tracing people exposed to COVID-19 is becoming increasingly important as Wisconsin starts to reopen, but what does the process actually look like? WisContext associate editor Will Cushman discusses how this public health effort is expanding around the state.
A federal government study, which will include roughly 300 families from Wisconsin, hopes to answer questions about how many children get infected, whether they develop symptoms and how it affects those with asthma.
Wisconsin reported 460 new cases of COVID-19 on May 1 — a record number since the state started tracking the disease. WisContext associate editor Will Cushman discusses how case and test data are used by state officials as they consder relaxinng public health guidelines.
Is Wisconsin finding more cases of COVID-19 because more people are becoming infected with the virus that causes it, or because more people are being tested for it? Answers to this question are anything but simple.
The Evers administration is pushing for more Wisconsinites to receive COVID-19 tests in an effort to open the state quickly. The governor set goals to provide free testing at long-term care facilities like nursing homes and to deploy state resources to track outbreaks at workplaces.