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.

Madison Commons Media Digest, December 20, 2020

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Police and Fire Commission selects Shon Barnes as next police chief, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, Dec. 18; Activist group criticizes commission, Shanzeh Ahmad, Wisconsin State Journal, Dec. 20. COVID-19

Wisconsin reports 3,675 new coronavirus cases, 86 deaths, daily death average jumps over 51, Robert Chappell, Madison365, Dec. 19.

Madison Commons Media Digest, December 13, 2020


Dane County pushes past 30,000 cases as 213 reported Saturday, Stephanie Díaz de Léon, Madison365, Dec. 12. Wisconsin surpasses 4,000 reported COVID-19 deaths, Logan Wroge, Wisconsin State Journal, Dec. 12. 
Wisconsin's version of Dr. Anthony Fauci helps lead state's COVID-19 response;  Inside Meriter's COVID unit, strain on hospital workers remains, David Wahlberg, WSJ, Dec. 12.

Madison Commons Media Digest, December 6, 2020


Dane County reports 270 new cases, one death as hospitalizations drop but ICU admissions increase, Robert Chappell, Madison365, Dec. 5. Citing blocked mitigation measures, Gov. Tony Evers asks for COVID-19 vaccine priority for Wisconsin, Mitchell Schmidt, Wisconsin State Journal, Dec. 4. COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin prison system top 9,000, Emily Hamer, WSJ, Dec.

Madison Commons Media Digest, November 29, 2020


Dane County grows by 420 new cases as current hospitalizations continue to drop, Stephanie Díaz de Léon, Nov. 28; Wisconsin confirms 1,300 coronavirus cases, 17 deaths, as testing stalls for holiday, Robert Chappell, Nov. 27, Madison365. Meet a fraction of the Wisconsinites who died this week, USA Today Network-Wisconsin, Nov. 27.