Category Archives: Public Health

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

Wisconsin should create Coronavirus czar

Other states are responding to the raging forest fire of Coronavirus infections, hospitalizations and deaths by increasing restrictive measures, such as curfews after 10 p.m., complete shutdowns of indoor hospitality spaces like bars, restaurants and movie theaters. Meanwhile, in Wisconsin … Read the rest