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.
Smartphone data shows Wisconsinites limited their movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that may be changing with "quarantine fatigue." WisContext associate editor Will Cushman discusses data showing to what degree people around the state are staying at home.
Shortages of swabs and other testing supplies are still hampering efforts to increase Wisconsin's COVID-19 testing to 12,000 per day. The goal is part of Gov. Tony Evers' "Badger Bounce Back" plan for easing social distancing restrictions and reopening the state's economy.
After Wisconsin's "Safer at Home" order took effect, how much did the movement of people drop off around the state? WisContext associate editor Will Cushman discusses what smartphones reveal about how much people are staying at home and privacy concerns related to this data.