Category Archives: Public Health

What happened to the Blue Cross money?

One astute Wisconsin politician asked this question when the subject of the UW $450 million Blue Cross endowment for public health came up: “What happened to all the money?” When Blue Cross went public 20 years ago, the Blue Cross … Read the rest

Washington County Way Behind on Virus Controls, Results

Would it surprise you to know that Washington County has no COVID-19 guidelines, recommendations or requirements for businesses when it comes to masks or vaccine mandates? The county is in the “very high-risk” category for spread of the contagion. Cases … Read the rest

How about common sense, ala Biden, on vaccines?

Despite a handful of loud objections from small businesses, the big majority of American businesses welcome President Biden’s strong leadership on pushing vaccine mandates across the nation. Many companies have been caught in no man’s land between severe manning shortages … Read the rest

Some school districts lead on school mask policy

Isn’t this the most fundamental question in dealing with the COVID-19 virus in Washington County: shouldn’t our anti-virus policies be grounded in the protection of our children? Adults make their decisions about their own protection, but kids are dependent on … Read the rest

GOP take note: 9 of 10 believe in vaccines

If I were a politician, and I had to deal with the COVID issue, I would want to be going where the majority of the American people have their heads.  It is, therefore, confounding that the Republican Party is going … Read the rest

Business needs to lead way on mandated shots

The resurgence of the COVID pox and its toll on Americans and their economy is driving business and organization leaders to tears. Just when they thought they had some clear air and the economy is rebounding sharply, the surges in … Read the rest

Anti-vaxxers fail in their civic responsibility

Even though many Wisconsinites are behaving as though the COVID threat is over, we are still not out of the woods, and that is complicating decisions about how to behave. Friday night fish fries are jammed with patrons not wearing … Read the rest

Underfunded UWM steps up on pressing issues

In rare show of bipartisan leadership, Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, and four-term Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson, now the interim president of the University of Wisconsin System, met at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee to highlight a new vaccination center … Read the rest

Running for Daylight in COVID Battle

Amidst all the bad news on the spread of the covid virus, there is some daylight to run to. David Leonhardt of the New York Times just reported that the vaccines now on the market or coming to market are … Read the rest

Timberlake has chops to ramp up vaccinations

Karen Timberlake, Gov. Ever’s new appointment to head the Department of Health Services, will have the most important job by far in the state. She held the job once before in the Doyle administration. Nothing is more critical to the … Read the rest