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Today we highlight a story by Madeline Heim, a former Wisconsin Watch intern who now reports for the Appleton Post-Crescent. She details residents’ long road to recovery from a coronavirus infection — even for those who do not end up in the hospital.
“A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey of COVID-19 patients found that more than a third who didn’t require hospital care still had not returned to normal health two to three weeks after their positive test,” Heim reports.
“Of those surveyed, one in five people ages 18-34 who had no underlying medical conditions had not returned to their usual health.”
Kristin Walloch, a Milwaukee woman who tested positive in June, told Heim: “I’m worried that COVID eats at you bit by bit until it finally gets you.”
Evers says Wisconsin businesses back him on mask order as Republicans weigh whether to undo it — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
‘It’s about time’: Many residents complying as state mask mandate goes into effect on Saturday — Green Bay Press Gazette
Virus relief bill remains up in air as negotiations resume — Associated Press
As US milk sales rise amid pandemic, ‘Got milk?’ ads return — Associated Press
Neighborhood private and charter schools make virtual plans as COVID-19 cases create safety concerns — Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
How many COVID-19 cases at UW? No data collection so far, but dashboards launch soon — Wisconsin State Journal
The mask slackers of 1918 — The New York Times
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