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Monday, April 18, 2022
Wisconsin COVID cases have a Springtime rise, but severe cases keep falling
On a day when a 35-year-old Trump-appointed
hack judge struck down federal mask requirements on airplanes and other public transportation, Wisconsin and many other states are seeing rises in COVID cases.
If you look at new COVID cases officially reported to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, that number has more than doubled in the last month, from a 7-day average of 316 up to 672. Concerning to be sure, but it also could reflect Spring Break and Easter Season travel. We also had an increase and a similar amount of cases this time last year, and 2021’s caseload quickly fell in the following weeks as more vaccinations happened and weather warmed in Wisconsin.
information that compares the COVID situation among those who are/are not vaccinated. Interestingly, we’ve seen a closing of the gap in new cases between Wisconsinites who have gotten the shot and those who are not (although cases among all populations are down vs the start of the year), but it’s still quite a bit more likely that you will have a severe and potentially fatal case of COVID if you haven’t been vaxxed.
Posted by Jake formerly of the LP at 5:05:00 PM
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