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Today we highlight the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s preview of President Joe Biden’s appearance Tuesday night at Milwaukee’s Pabst Theater, where he’ll push his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief proposal in his first major political trip as president.
The CNN “Presidential Town Hall” will begin at 8 p.m., with Biden taking questions from Anderson Cooper and invited guests.
“There will likely be a keen focus on the administration’s policies to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, including the roll-out of vaccines and the reopening of schools,” the newspaper reports. “Ahead of Biden’s visit, elected leaders Tuesday called for more vaccine to be sent to Milwaukee County.”
Also Tuesday night, Gov. Tony Evers is scheduled to give his budget address as he rolls out a suite of spending proposals, including COVID relief. The address will be live streamed on his YouTube channel beginning at 7 p.m.
Evers to detail budget that would provide COVID help, legalize pot and let the sales tax go up — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Joe Biden to pitch $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package during tonight’s Pabst Theater appearance — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
More contagious COVID-19 variant found in the UK reported in Milwaukee — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Data to note
Wisconsin is nearing 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, with 996,591 shots given as of Tuesday, according to the Department of Health Services.
DHS continues to log fewer daily infections, with the seven-day average of daily cases now at 755 — the lowest since early September. Deaths are down to a seven-day average of 16 per day, the lowest since mid-October. Wisconsin’s pandemic death toll now sits at 6,204.
Public health officials continue to urge Wisconsinites to wear masks and practice physical distancing until vaccinations are more widely distributed.
WisContext offers this visualization of Wisconsin COVID-19 infections and deaths.
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