Madison Commons Media Digest, February 28, 2021


Supply shortage delays COVID-19 vaccination clinics for teachers in Dane County, Chris Rickert, Wisconsin State Journal, Feb. 26. As UW-Health reschedules COVID-19 vaccine shots, state adds groups eligible, David Wahlberg, WSJ, Feb. 26. Wisconsinites with chronic medical conditions feel left behind in vaccine distribution, Madalyn O'Neill, Channel3000, Feb.

Madison Commons, Media Digest February 21, 2021


Teachers to get priority for COVID-19 vaccine, Dane County public health department says, Chris Rickert, Wisconsin State Journal, Feb. 20. Wisconsin's 7-day COVID-19 positivity rate lowest since June, Shelby Evans, Channel3000, Feb. 20. Worrisome COVID-19 variant found in Dane County, David Wahlberg, WSJ, Feb.

Madison Commons Media Digest, February 14, 2021

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Madison School District will reopen for in-person kindergarten March 9, phase in other grades, Scott Girard, Capital Times, Feb. 10. Superintendent Elections

Six state superintendent candidates speak at forum focused on Black and brown communities, Scott Girard, CT, Feb. 12; Deborah Kerr leads in state superintendent fundraising, spending, Scott Bauer, Associated Press, Feb. 11.

Madison Commons Media Digest, February 7, 2021

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Doctors warn about frostbite, hypothermia risk over next seven days, Adam Duxter, Channel3000, Feb. 5. Covid-19

Many Wisconsin businesses likely to require masks regardless of statewide order, Shelley K. Mesch, Wisconsin State Journal, Feb. 6. Wisconsin legislature approves first COVID-19 bill since April; Tony Evers vetoes it, Brianna Reilly, Capital Times, Feb.

Madison Commons Media Digest, January 31, 2021


Tony Evers: Repealing mask mandate like eliminating speed limits, Todd Richmond, Associated Press, Jan. 30. COVID-19 arrived in Wisconsin one year ago; here's how local leaders are reflecting, Gabriella Bachara, Channel3000, Jan. 30. With Assembly vote, Wisconsin would join minority of states with no mask mandate, Scott Bauer, AP, Jan.

Madison Commons Media Digest, January 24, 2021

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5.5% of Dane County population has received the COVID-19 vaccine, according to PHMDC, Abby Schinderle, Channel3000, Jan. 23. Covid-19

Wisconsin sees 42 new COVID-19 deaths, drop in hospitalizations, Associated Press, Jan 24. With 5,600 plus COVID-19 deaths, Wisconsin Republicans propose getting rid of mask mandate, Scott Bauer, AP, Jan. 23.

Madison Commons Media Digest, January 17, 2021

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COVID deaths in Wisconsin hit a single-day record of 128, Associated Press, Jan. 17; Record-high 128 deaths reported in Wisconsin, positive test rates continue to drop, Robert Chappell, Madison365, Jan. 16. Insurrection
'Caught in the crossfire': Downtown businesses brace for armed unrest, Natalie Yahr, Capital Times, Jan. 16.

Madison Commons Media Digest, January 10, 2021

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Protestors call for Sen. Ron Johnson's resignation in Madison march, Wisconsin State Journal, Jan. 10; Mark Pocan joins House Democrats in gearing up for potential impeachment, Brianna Reilly, Capital Times, Jan. 9; Wisconsin professors join thousands of political scientists calling for Trump's removal, Yvonne Kim, CT, Jan. 9. Wisconsin and Insurrection

Opinion: Trump's shameless minions must go, WSJ Editorial Board, Jan.

Madison Commons Media Digest, January 3, 2021


Positive COVID test rates continue sharp increase, Robert Chappell, Madison365, Jan. 1. 'They played with our lives': How one Wisconsin prison failed to contain a COVID-19 outbreak, Emily Hamer, Wisconsin State Journal, Jan. 3. Milwaukee area hospital worker arrested, Todd Richmond, Jan.

Madison Commons Media Digest, December 27, 2020


State reports 2,138 cases, 9 deaths, since Thursday, Robert Chappell, Madison365, Dec. 26. COVID-19 vaccination in nursing homes to start in Wisconsin this week, David Wahlberg, Wisconsin State Journal, Dec. 27. UW Hospital doctors in training complain about lack of COVID-19 vaccination, David Wahlberg, WSJ, Dec.