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]

A holiday season gutted by the pandemic: we’re trying to ‘celebrate and grieve at the same time’

December 24, 2020

By: Frannie Carr Toth and Cloe Axelson We recently marked a new grim milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic: more then a quarter of a million Americans are dead, and the virus is raging. News of two vaccines offer hope, but even on an accelerated schedule, life as we knew it, according to the experts, is… [Read More]

This holiday season, stay safe

December 17, 2020

By: Dr. Eric Quivers Medical Director, MyChoice Wisconsin 2020 has been a wild year and this holiday season proves to be like no other, as the country is in the grasp of the coronavirus pandemic. People are becoming ill and our hospitals are filling up with COVID-19 patients – this is not a hoax. As… [Read More]

Coronavirus vaccine coming soon! Can you get one?

December 17, 2020

Have you been waiting patiently for a vaccine to put an end to your coronavirus worries? Good news: your answer may be right around the corner! Well…maybe. Federal government officials have announced that some coronavirus vaccines may be available before Christmas. The optimism is spreading as many states are preparing to start the vaccination process… [Read More]

Get your shot

December 17, 2020

A flu vaccine is more important than ever Wisconsin’s flu season may already have started, but that does not mean it is too late to get a flu vaccine. While health care professionals recommend getting an annual flu vaccine, it is critical this season in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Getting the vaccine is one… [Read More]

Putting the ‘Merry’ back into the holidays

December 10, 2020

By Sandra Millon Underwood PhD, RN, FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing Purchasing that ‘perfect’ gift and decorating and cooking for the holidays can become overwhelming—even in an uneventful year. Added to the stress and pressure of the holidays this year is the coronavirus pandemic. However, if we pause to take a breath, and put… [Read More]