COVID-19 Archives

SIDS rate increases in black infants, tips for protecting your child

March 16, 2023

During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States saw a spike in the number of black infants who died suddenly — worsening a longstanding disparity, a new government study finds. The increase was seen in what’s called sudden unexpected infant death, or SUID. It’s a term used when a baby younger than… [Read More]

COVID-19, RSV, flu, respiratory illnesses abound

December 29, 2022

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Yes, we are all ready to meet family, travel to places and return to a degree of normalcy after two years of the pandemic and a year of adjusting to this new normal. But, like 2020, when COVID-19 crept into our rear view of life as we’d known it, 2022 year’s end has… [Read More]

Triple threat: Flu, COVID-19 and RSV wreaking havoc before holiday travel

December 22, 2022

Hospitals across the country are hitting capacity as flu, COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases rise into the millions. The spread of COVID-19 has increased by more than 35 percent in the last two weeks. Nationwide flu activity remains high, with 15 million cases, and experts say this flu season is dramatically outpacing last… [Read More]

Increasing numbers of black Americans report mental health concerns, survey finds

October 6, 2022

More black Americans are expressing a need for mental health services, according to new data from CVS Health and Morning Consult. The annual survey, now in its fifth year, shows that since 2020, there’s been an 11 percent increase in black Americans reporting mental health concerns. More than 2,000 American adults participated in the survey,… [Read More]

COVID long-haulers: Long term health issues caused by COVID-19

July 7, 2022

COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, has sickened hundreds of thousands and killed large numbers of people worldwide. There are also several long-term effects of COVID-19. It is largely regarded as life-threatening for its effects on the lungs. COVID-19 can also cause heart damage, even in people without underlying heart problems. Coronaviruses cause… [Read More]

COVID-19 awareness, support and empowerment: SE Wisconsin immigrant outreach

May 19, 2022

Sandra Millon Underwood RN, PhD, FAAN Professor Emerita, UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, our focus has been on helping and educating individuals about the virus and safety precautions to take. Over the last couple of years, we have focused on initiatives undertaken by community leaders, frontline workers, medical professionals, and others who… [Read More]

MPS shifts to mask-optional policy beginning April 18, 2022

March 31, 2022

Beginning April 18, 2022, masks will no longer be required for students and staff in Milwaukee Public Schools and buildings. The wearing of masks will be optional at all MPS locations. The decision was made on March 24, 2022, during the regular monthly meeting of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors. Discussion included analysis of… [Read More]

Is it coronavirus, the flu, a cold or allergies? Here’s how to tell

January 27, 2022

If the coronavirus wasn’t enough, it’s also cold and flu season. AND…if that wasn’t enough, we are also going into allergy season (it’s a lot, I know). But don’t worry, while some of the symptoms of all four are similar, each one has distinct qualities to figure out which infection you may have. Details for… [Read More]

MPS shifts to virtual learning January 4–7, 2022

January 6, 2022

Milwaukee Public Schools is taking proactive steps to promote student and staff safety as the omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads. MPS schools will shift to virtual learning January 4–7, 2022. Important details are provided below. MPS virtual student/ school-based staff will report to their usual work locations on the morning of January 4 and will… [Read More]

Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield of WI provides COVID-19 and flu shots at Progressive Community Health Centers

December 16, 2021

On Thursday, December 9, 202, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield of WI partnered with Progressive Community Health Centers at their clinics in Milwaukee to provide COVID-19 and flu vaccinations. Walk-ins were welcome and those who took part receive a free gift card. Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield of WI has teamed up with the faith-based and community… [Read More]