Wisconsin Republicans sued to reopen, throwing out Gov. Evers' Badger Bounce Back plan that contained guidelines to safely reopen Wisconsin and control the spread of the disease.
Republicans had no plan or guidelines of their own to control the spread.
Yesterday saw another day of record-breaking infections and hospitalizations. Nearly two-thirds of Wisconsin counties are now experiencing high COVID activity.
According to Dr. Fauci, rising death rates will soon follow.
Wisconsin’s COVID-19 reproductive rate, the number of people expected to be newly infected from a single confirmed case, is now the worst in the nation.
That’s according to data provided by the COVID Tracking Project, which estimates the R-value or reproductive rate of the disease’s spread on a state-by-state basis.
Meaning in a few weeks, we are going to find ourselves in a situation like Florida, Texas, Arkansas and California.
One of the most effective weapons we have to fight the virus is wearing a mask.
Health experts say the evidence is clear that masks can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and that the more people wearing masks, the better. Both he Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) now recommend cloth masks for the general public.
Both pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic transmission are possible – even common. Studies have found that viral load peaks in the days before symptoms begin and that speaking is enough to expel virus-carrying droplets.
Republicans have failed us. They gambled with our health and our lives and they’ve lost.
We need our Democratic and local leaders to step in and fight back. We need to know our leaders care enough to fight for our health and our lives.
Even if they lose, Wisconsin citizens will see who fought to protect them during a deadly pandemic and who put politics over their safety as hospitalizations and death counts rise.
Contact Gov. Evers at (608) 266-1212
or email at Voice an Opinion
Find your local elected officials (Mayor, City Council, County Board) members: MY ELECTED OFFICIALS
Tell them to fight to MANDATE MASKS IN ALL PUBLIC SPACES