COVID-19 Archives

Mayor, county executive to Biden: Send Wisconsin more COVID-19 vaccines

February 18, 2021

Milwaukee city and county leaders said they have a united message to deliver to President Joe Biden on his first official visit: Send more COVID-19 vaccines. Mayor Tom Barrett and County Executive David Crowley spoke Tuesday, February 16, 2021. “This is his first official trip outside Washington, D.C., and we’re very proud that he’s chosen… [Read More]

COVID-19 vaccination: Take it or leave it?

February 18, 2021

By: Patricia O’Flynn Pattillo, Publisher, Milwaukee Community Journal I, like millions of seniors, have been keeping tabs on the distribution of the new COVID-19 vaccines. We see videos of people sleeping overnight to be first in line for the vaccine, and of nursing home staff administering the shot to their patients. Admittedly, I was hesitant… [Read More]

Facts About the COVID-19 Vaccine

February 18, 2021

1. Can a COVID-19 vaccine make me sick with COVID-19? No. None of the authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines or COVID-19 vaccines contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. This means that a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19. It typically takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity (protection against… [Read More]

COVID-19 vaccine: an international triumph

February 11, 2021

By Roland A. Pattillo, MD, FACOG (retired) The spread of viruses and bacteria is something we experience throughout our lives. From the common cold to more serious health issues like HIV-AIDS and Ebola, we fear mass transmission. In 2020, this fear became very real with COVID-19. But today, there is hope. Others of my era… [Read More]

SaintA brings stability to families amid COVID-19

February 4, 2021

When COVID-19 hit, SaintA staff were ready to assist. We introduced SaintA CARES as an effort to support the families in our care who have been most impacted by the pandemic. Our approach to COVID-19 is modeled after our Five Pillars of Stability, which prioritizes access to education, employment, health, housing and caring connections. These… [Read More]

January has been the deadliest month for COVID-19 with nearly 80,000 lives lost so far in the US

January 28, 2021

January has already become the worst month for U.S. COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic. As of Tuesday, January 26, 2021, there have been more than 79,000 coronavirus fatalities, topping the previous record set in December by more than a thousand, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The grim milestone underpins the… [Read More]

Five ways to help keep children learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

January 28, 2021

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has upended family life around the world. School closures, working remotely, physical distancing — it’s a lot for parents to navigate. Robert Jenkins, UNICEF’s Global Chief of Education, offers five tips to help keep children’s education on track while they’re staying home. 1. Plan a routine together Try to establish… [Read More]

COVID-19 and vaccinations – help is on the way!

January 28, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood, FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing Lately we’re hearing a lot about ‘COVID-19 fatigue’, where people are letting their guards down with social distancing, wearing masks and washing hands frequently, in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines (CDC). Perhaps it can be compared to the ‘cabin fever’… [Read More]

The novel COVID-19 variant has entered the US: Here’s what you should know

January 7, 2021

Information about the characteristics of the new COVID-19 variant that emerged in Europe is rapidly being released. Scientists are working to learn more about how easily they might spread, whether they could cause more severe illness, and whether currently authorized vaccines will protect people against them. While many are extremely concerned about the new strain… [Read More]

Milwaukee Times hosts first-ever ‘Baskets of Hope: A Free Holiday Dinner Giveaway’

December 24, 2020

On Saturday, December 19, 2020, The Milwaukee Times Printing and Publishing, Co. hosted its first-ever “Baskets of Hope: A Free Holiday Dinner Giveaway,” at the African American Women’s Center (WAAC), 3020 W. Vliet St. Pictured above at the event are (top photo, from left) WAAC Executive Director Josephine Hill; Black Excellence Committee member Nobie Reed;… [Read More]