Health

COVID-19 deaths hit new high in Wisconsin, Evers releases bills

Deaths from the coronavirus in Wisconsin hit a new daily high as Gov. Tony Evers released a package of proposals to tackle the surging pandemic and health officials cautioned that even when a vaccine becomes available it will be months before most people receive it.

Early Moderna vaccine results show promise

Moderna, another company working on a COVID-19 vaccine, announced Monday morning that its vaccine is more than 90% effective. UW Health's Dr. William Hartman joins Live at Four to break down what the news means for getting back to normal. Dr. Hartman runs UW Health's AstraZeneca vaccine trial.

Keep schools open -- and shut down almost everything else

Last Monday night we got the call we've been dreading. The assistant principal told me over the phone that our son, a 13-year-old autistic boy with Down syndrome, had been exposed to Covid-19 the previous week by "someone who works closely with him" in his special education classroom. My wife soon developed symptoms and tested positive, my son's been running a low fever all week and I've had a weird dry cough. Covid has come to our home.

Coronavirus vaccines: Your questions answered

There is sorely needed good news on the vaccine front: A second US vaccine has been found to have a high success rate against Covid-19. Moderna announced on Monday that its vaccine was 94.5% effective against coronavirus, according to early data.

This Republican governor is playing politics while Covid-19 burns through her state

South Dakota is, by any measure, one of the epicenters of the coronavirus surge in the United States right now. The state has averaged more than 1,000 cases every day this month, according to The New York Times. Deaths from Covid-19 have surged 74% in just the last two weeks. Forbes just called South Dakota one of the 10 riskiest states in the country to visit.