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The head of a long-term care network in Wisconsin warns the industry’s staffing shortage will be amplified by the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate once it goes into effect Jan. 4.  “It’s unlikely we’re going to be achieving 100 percent vaccination rate by January 4, just...

The latest seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases in the state was 2,532 cases per day, the Department of Health Services site shows.  Although the average has dropped slightly over the past week or so from the recent peak of 2,932 cases per day, it remains...

-- Racine officials will use $600,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds to award gift cards to residents who get a COVID-19 vaccine and to those that help get somebody vaccinated. Unvaccinated city residents that are eligible for the vaccine can get a $50 gift card...

-- The latest Marquette Law School Poll of registered voters in the state highlights “considerable reluctance” to be vaccinated against COVID-19 among unvaccinated respondents.  Of the 807 voters polled Aug. 3-8, 68 percent said they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine while...

-- Researchers at UW-Madison are creating a data tool to improve COVID-19 vaccine access, with a goal of surmounting economic and social health disparities.  A release from the university shows that federal officials have relied on mathematical modeling to make decisions on vaccine allocation. But researchers...

-- Drug overdose deaths in Wisconsin jumped by 27.5 percent in 2020, according to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The CDC site shows 1,530 drug overdose deaths were reported for the year in Wisconsin. A year earlier, that number was...

-- As COVID-19 vaccination efforts continue around the state, the joint health department for Shawano and Menominee counties is running a public information campaign to get more residents protected against the virus.  “Our role is to combat negative myths about the vaccine with good, credible information,”...

-- Assembly lawmakers have approved along party lines a bill that would put in place guidelines on how the state should handle lawsuit settlements from opioid manufacturers. The bill would require any settlements on the suit between the attorney general and local governments and opioid manufacturers,...

-- The number of COVID-19 vaccines administered each day in Wisconsin continues to decrease steadily, according to the latest data from the Department of Health Services.  Providers administered 5,942 doses of vaccine on Tuesday, which is down from the peak of 92,472 daily doses at the...