Doctors see wave of new COVID-19 cases coming
82 children have tested positive in Milwaukee County in past week
THE TURNOUT AT VACCINE SITES IN LWMIAUKEE LIKE THE ONE AT ETH SOUTH SIDE HEALTH CENTER HAS SLOWED TO A TRE.KL IT’S A MAJOR CONCERN AS CASES SUDDENLY SUR.GE >> UNDERSTAND, WE ARE NOT OUT OF THIS PANDEMIC. IT IS BECOMING A PANDEMIC OF THOSE WHO ARE UNVACCINATED. :NICK DR. NICK TOMARO SAYS THEY CAN SEE THE WAVE OF NEW CASES COMING. YOU ARE ASKING MYSELF WHAT SHOULD I DO TO REACT? NO, I APPRECIATE THE QUESTION. I AM ASKGIN MYSELF THAT EVERY DAY AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT OUR BEST STRATEGY. CKNI WITH SCHOOL RESUMININ JUST A FEW WEEKS, 82 CHILDREN HAVE TESTED POSIVENTI MILWAUKEE COUNTY IN THE PAST WEEK, A NUMBER THAT’S MORE THAN TRIPLED FROM TWO WEEKS AGO THAT IS THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG, RIGHT? >> ABSOLUTELY. NICK: MILWAUKEE COUNTY’’ DIRECTOR OF EMERNCGEY MEDICINE DR. BEN WESTON SAYS BECAUSE CHILDREN OFTEN DON’T HAVE SYMPTOMS THE ACTUAL NUMBER OF KIDS WITH COVID-19 RIGHT NOW IS LIKELY FAR LARGER. >> IT IS CONCERNING WHAT WE ARE SEEING IN CHILDREN. IIT CRITICAL TO GET CHILDREN VACCINATEDSO, ANYHI CLD THAT COULD GET VACCINATED, SHOULD GET VACCINATED TO KEEP THEM SAFE IN THEIR FAMILY SAFE. PATRK: WHAT IS THE CITY PLANNING TO TRY TO GET MORE PEOPLE VACCINAD?TE WHAT IS THE PLAN? NICK: BESIDES ECAONDU EFFORTS, THEY ARE SHIFTING TO MOSTLY CANVASSING EFFORTS, GOING DOOR-TO-DOOR TO ADMINISTER CCINESVA, TRYING TO ANSWER PELEOP’S QUESTIONS, ALLEVIATE CONCERNS AND VACCINA PEOPLE. PATRICK: NICK BOHR REPORTING LIVE IN MILWAUKEE. THANK YOU. HEALTH OFFICIALS IN EUROPE HAVE APPROVED A MODERNA COVID VACCINE FOR CHILDREN 12 TO 17-YEARS-OLD. THE VACCINE IS CALLED SPIKEVAX. IN THE UNITED STATES, ONLY THE PFIZER VACCINE IS CURRENTLY APPROVED FOR CHILDREN 12ND A OLR. HERE IN WISCONSIN, 49% OF PEOPLE ARE NOW FULLY VACCINATED. DOSES WERE PFIZER. 3.1 ONE MILLION 2.3 MILLION WERE LED DURING T — WERE MODERNA, WITH ABOUT 200,000 JOHNSON AND JOHNSODOS.N THE U.S. IS AVERAGING MORE THAN 40,000 NEW COVID CASES A DAY. THAT’S UP 251% SINCE JUNE. AT T SHEAME TIME, THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE BEING VACCINATED HAS LEVELED OFF. ALABAMA IS THE LEAST-VACCINATED STATE IN T CHEOUNTRY. LESS THAN 34% OF PEOPLE THERE ARE FULLY VACCINATED >> IT’S TIME TO START BLAMING THE UNVACCINATED FOLKS, NOT ETH REGULAR FOLKS. IT’S THE UNVACCINATEDOL FKS TTHA ARE LETTING USN.OW PATRICK: A NEW MODEL PREDICTS THE CURRENT SURGE IN CASES MAY NOT PEAK UNTIL OCTOB. TOYA: WEATHER WATCH 12 NOW. MARK, GOOD NEWS FOR PEOPLE WHO LIKE THE HT.EA RK:MA GOOD NEWS ALL WEEKEND IF YOU LI THE HEAT. 85 DEGREES. THIS I FUN IN OAK CREEK. DOG DAYS. DOGS IN THE POOL. KIDS IN THE SPLASH PAD. NICE NIGHT. HOT DAN STICKY, BUT DRY. SOME SCATTERED SHOWERS. SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN. THINGS HAVE DRIED OUT HERE. THAT WILL NOT LAST. HAZY, SMY OVERNIGHT, WARM. HOW MANY DAYS IN THE0′ ’S, COMINGP U IN WEATHER WATCH 12. TOYA THANK YOU. MILWAUKEE POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A ROBBERY THAT LED TO A DOUE BLFATAL SHOOTING. IT HAPPENED JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT NEAR 10TH AND MEINECKE. POLICE TELL 12 NEWS BOTH MEN WHO DIED WERE 19-YEARS-OLD. A NEIGHBOR, WHO DIDN’T WANT TO BE IDENTIFIED, SPOKE TO NS12 SHORTLY AFTER THE SHOOTING. >> DURING THE BUCKS GAME AT THE TIME OR THE HOURS, THE CITY WAS VERY QET. BUT THEN AS SOON AS THE BUCKS WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, THE CITY BLEW .UP AND EVERYTHING WENT BACK TO NORMAL. MURDERERS, ROBBERY, YOU NAME IT, AND IT’S AMAZING HOW IT HAPPEN. TOYA: POLICE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE SHOOTER. THE MILWAUKEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS SOMEONE FIRED SHOTS ON THE FREEWAY THIS MORNG. WE HAVE SOME VIDEO OF DEPUTUES WALKING I-43 SOUTHBOUND IN THE MARQUETTE INTERCHANGE AROUND 10:00 THIS MORNI.NG THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS A DRIVER REPORTED BEING SHOT AT EARLIER IN THE MORNING, BUT WAS NOT T.HI DEPUTIES CLOSED SOUTHBOUND I-43 FROM THE INTERCHANGE TO NATIONAL AVENUE. THEY FOUND THREE BULLET CASIS. PATRICK: THE NFL NETWORK AND OTHER SOURCES ARE REPORTING THAT THE PACKERS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO REACH A CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH WIDE RECEIVER DAVANTE ADAMS. ADAMS IS IN THE FINAL YEAR OF A CONTRACT EXTENSION THAT HE SIGNED IN 2017. HE IS CURRENTLY THE 18TH HIGHEST PAID RECEIVER IN THE NFL, WITH AN AVERAGE SALARY OF 14.5 — $.514 MILLION A YR.EA THERE’S STILL NO WORD FROM PACKERS QUARTERBACK ROAA RODGERS ABOUT HIS FUTURE WITH THE TEAM. HIS FIANCÉ, ACTRESS SHAILENE WOODLEY, MAY HAVE GIVEN A UECL SHE RETWEETED A POST FROM ESPN ANALYST STEPHEN A SMITH GIVING HIS TAKE OF THE SITUATION. >> THIS IS NOT ABOUT FOOTBL . THISS I ABOUTHE T WAY THE GREEN BAY PACKERS HAVE TREATED THEIR STAR PLAYER. THEY HAVE DISREGARDED HIM. THEY HAD DISMISSED HIM. THEY MINIMEDIZ HIM, DISRESPECTED HIM, AND HE SAID BUMP YOU OFF, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. PATRK: WE’RE WAITING TO SEE IF RODGERS WILL SHOW UP AT PACKERS TRAINING CAMP. VETERAN PLAYERS ARE SUPPOSED T RODGERS SKIPPED THE TEAM’S MANDATORY MINI-CAMP IN JUNE. THE FIRST TIME HE DIDN’T SHOW UP IN6 YEAR 1 ONE MORE NOT LATE THIS AFTERNOON, PACKERS LINEBACKER ZA’DARIUS SMITH TWEETED I NEED A REALTOR IN GREEN BAY ASAP. THAT HAS PEOPLE WONDERING IF SMITH IS HINTING ABOUT HIS OWN FUTURE WITH THE TE. SMITH TWEETED AGAIN, WITH CRYING LAUGHING EMOJIS, ADDING THAT THE MARKET IS UP AND HE’S JUST TRYING TO FIND A NEWOU HSE. TOYA: REPRESENTATIVE GWEN MOORE IS REINTRODUCING THE WORKER RELIEF AND CREDIT REFORM ACT TO CONGRESS. THE BILL WOULD MAKE CHANGES TO INCOME TAX CREDITS BY EXPANDING THE DEFINITION OF WORK TO INCLUDE UNPA CIDAREGIVERS DAN LOW-INCOME STUDENTS. THIS WOULD MEAN PEOPLEEIK STAY-AT-HOME MOTHERS AND THOSE CARING FOR SICK FAMILY MEMBERS COULD POTENTIALLY RECEIVE TAX RETURNS. THE BILL ALSO INCREASES THE AMOUNT OF MONEY GIVEN BACK TO LOW INCOME WORRSKE >> IF YOU ARE A SINGLE PERSON AND YOU EARN $3000,0 A YEAR, YOU WILL GET SOME PORTION OF THAT MONEY BACK .THIS WOULD BE A BIG HELP TO PEOPLE IN LIEU OF RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE. TOYA: THE BILL INCLUDES AN OPTION TO GET ABOUT 75% OF THEIR REFUND, PAID OUT MONTHLY, AS OPPOSED TO ONE LARGER REFUND AROUND TAX TIM PATRK: THE PANDEMIC HAS TAKEN A TOLL ON MEDICAL WORKERS. TOYA: BUT IT ALSO REAL AVE LOOMING HEALTH CRISIS. ♪ WE’LL TELL YOU HOW SOON EXPERTS SAY THE U.S. COULD FACE A SERIOUS DOCTOR SHORTAGE. PATRICK: AND, THE MOVE TODAY IN THE SEARCH FOR VICTIMS OF THE FL ORIDA CONDO COLLAPSE. ♪ ANNOUNCER: THANK YOU SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN FOR MAKING WISN YOUR NUMBER ONE CHOICE FOREW NS AT 5:00. PATRICK: FIREFIGHTERS IN SURFSIDE, FLORIDA HAVE ENDED THEIR SEARCH AND RESCUE MISSION AT THE SITOFE LT ASMONTH’S CONDO COLLAPSE. AT LEAST 97 PEOPLE DIED WHEN PART OF THE HIGH RISE COLLAPSED JUNE 24. WORKERS LATER DEMOLISHED THE RE OSTF THE BUILDING. THE RUBBLE HAS NOW BEEN REMOVED. FORENSIC EXPERTS ARE STILL TRYING TO IDENTIFY SOME OF THE HUMAN REMAS.IN THE U.S. IS FACING A DOCTOR SHORGE.TA AND, IT’S EXPECTED TO GET WORSE OVER THE NEXT 15 YEARS. TOYA: AS SALLY KIDD SHOWS US, THE PANDEMIC REVEALED A PROBLEM THAT HAS BEEN GROWING FOR YEARS. SALLY: PHYSICIAN BURNOUT. THINK ABOUT WHAT WE’VE BEEN THROUGH OVER THE PAST 15 MONTHS. NOW SOME DOCTORS ARE CONSIDERING CALLING IT QUITS, SAYING THE PANDEMIC ONLY MAGNIFIED A BROKEN HEALTH CARE STSYEM. >> IMAGINE YOU WORK 84 HOURS ONE WEEK AND THEN YOU WORK 84 URSHO THE NEXT WEEK, AND THEN THE WEEK AFTER THAT, AND THEN THE MONTH AFTER THAT, AND THEN SEVERAL MONTHS AFTER THA SALLY: A NEW STUDY BY THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN MEDICAL COLLEGES PROJECTS A SHORTFALL OF UP TO 124,000 PHYSICIANS BY 20.34 BUT THE PANDEMIC ISN’T THE ONLY FACTOR AT AYPL. AND THE SHORTAGE IS NOT NEW. >> THE U.S. POPULATIONS I GETTING BIGGER. AND SO AS U YOTAKE A LOOK AT MORE PEOPLE IN THE U.S., WE NEED TO HAVE MORE PSIHYCIANS. THE POPULATION IS ALSO AGING. AND MORE PHYSICIANS ARE AT OR NEAR RETIREMENT AGE. THE PROJECTED SHORTFALL FOR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS, UP TO 48,000. FOR SPECIALISTS, AS MANY AS 77,000. >> I DO BELIEVE THAT PATIENT CARE CAN BE PAIMCTED. AND WE KNOW RIGHT NOW THAT PATIENT CARE IS IMPACTED BECAUSE NOT EVERYONE CAN GET ACCESTOS PHYSICIANS. >>YSICIANS. AND SOME ALSO BLAME THE SO-CALLED CORPORATIZATION OF MEDICAL CARE. THE PANDEMICCCEL AEREDAT THE PACE AT WHICH HOSPITALS ARE BUYING UP PHYSICIAN PRACTIS.CE >> A LOT OF PHYSICIANS AS THEY’RE GOING THROUGH TRAINING, THEY START TO SEE THIS ENVIRONMENT WHEN THEY COMEUT O AND THEY’RE INCREASINGLY DISILLUSIONED AND BURNED O.UT SALLY: THE AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION SAYS THE CAUSES OF THE SHORTAGE ARE COMPLEX AND SAYS SOME DOCTORS CHOOSE TO WORK FOR HOSPITAL SYSTEMS BECAUSEF O THE SERIOUS CHALLENGES ASSOCIATED WITH REMAINING INDEPENDENT. TO ADDRESS THE SHORTAGE, LTAS YEAR CONGRESS INCREASED THE CAP ON FEDERALLY-SUPPORTED RESIDENCY SLOTS. HEALTH CARE ADVOCATES SAY IT’S A START, BUT MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MITIGATE THE SHORTFALL. TO:YA CONGRESS MAY TAKE FURTHER ACTION TO ADDRESS THE SHORTFALL. PROPOSED LEGISLATION WOULDDD A ANOTHER 2000 FEDERALLY-SUPPORTED RESIDENCY POSITIONS EVERY YEAR, FOR THE NEXT SEVEN YEARS. PATRICK: HERE’S A LOOK AT WHAT YOU’LL SEE NEW TONIGHT AT 00.6: >> FOR THE SECOND TIME THIS WEEK, SHOOTINGS ON WARTE STREET, RIGHT IN FRONT OF OFFICERS. WHAT THEY SAY THEY ARE DOING TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE. PATRICK: PLUS A JEWELRY STORE REFUNDING CUSTOMERS. THE PROMOTION THAT BENEFITED SHOPPERS AS SOON AS THE BUCKS WON THE NBA CHAMPIONSHIP. THAT’S TONIGHT AT 6:00, RIGHT AFTER WORLD NEWS WITH DAVID MUIR AT 5:30. TO:YA THE WESTERN UNITED STATES IS DEALING WITH FIRES AND FLOODS. THE WORST OF THE WILDFIRES ARE IN OREGON, CALIFORNIA, AND NEVADA. OREGON’S BOOTLEG FIRE HAS DESTROYED MORE THAN 400,000 ACRES. IT IS GROWING BY FOUR SQUARE MILES A DAY. MEANTIME, TORRENTIAL RAIN IS FLOODING PARTS OF ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO. A MUDSLIDE IN COLORADO KILLED ONE WOMAN, WITH THREE OTHERS STILL MISSG.IN >> SOUNDED LIKE A FREIGHT TRNAI OR A TORNADO. JUST A VERY LOUD, RUMBLING SOUND. A LOT OF SLUDGE, A LOT OF HUGE BOULDERS, LOGS. WHEN THAT HIT THE CABINS, THE THREE CABINS RIGHT ALONG HE,ER THAT DIDN’T EVEN SLOW DOWN. IT JUST PUSHED THEM IN THE RIR.VE TOYA: AT LEAST 80 WILDFIRES ARE BURNING IN 13 STATES. WE MAY HAVE SOME STORMTOS CONTEND WITH THIS WEEKEND, BUT THE BIGGER STORY IS THE HEAT. PATRICK: MARK, WE HAVE 90S COMING. MARK: 90 TODAY. IT LOOKS LIKE THAT WILL LAST A WHILE. STEAMY FOUR COUNTS. TRIPLE H. HEAT. A’S. HUMIDITY — HAZE. HUMIDITY. SOMETIMES HE GETS REALLY HAZY. SOME OF THIS IS FOG. THE LAND IS WARMER. 90 MEQUON. 90 TOP OF THE U.S. BUILDING LOOKING OVER LAKE MICHIGAN. SOMEOATS, B SAILBOATS, SHOULD BE A GREAT NIGHT FOR THAT. IT IS MORE COMFORTABLE ON THE WATER. LOOKING EAST, THE MOON WILL RISE AT 8:38 P.M., THE FULL BUCK MOON. WE WILL CALL IT THE FULL BUCKS MOON. WHY IS A CALL THAT? BECAUSE THE MALE DEER ANTLER SPRAY ARE FULLY GWNRO — ANTLERS ARE GROWN AT THAT TIME. ISTH WEEKEND, THE BEACH, KELA MICHIGAN. UPPER 80’S TO AROUND 90. DEW POINT TEMPERATURES ARE NASTY AND WILL GET WORSE. TOMORROW, INSTA SWE.AT NEXT WEEK WILL BE IRRITATING. KEEP THAT IN MIND. HERE IS THE WE CAN FORECAST. SATURDAY. THIS COMPLEX. SPOTTY STORMS. A LOT OF SUNSHINE. SUNDAY. HOT HOT HOT. SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH TO THE NORTH. THIS COULD BE ROUND ONE OF WHAT WE SEE TOMORROW. FUTURECAST. SATURDAY MORNING, 7:00 A.M. WE MAY SEE ONE ROUND OF STORMS LATER IN THE MORNING. NOT A GREAT CHANCE. THE QUESTION IS, HOW MUCH CLOUD COVER WILL WE HAVE THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON? IF IT IS A LOT OF CLOUD COVER, IT WILL KEEPHE T NT EXROUND OF STORMS AT BAY. NOT A BIG DEAL. IF THERE IS ENOUGH SUNSHINE TOMORROW, WE COULD SEE SEVERE WEATHER, SO SOMETHING WE ARE WATCHING CLOSELY. SUNDAY SHOULD BE A BEAUTIFUL DAY. THERE IS THAT SEVERE THREAT. THE BEST CHANCE ITHN E SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE STATE, INCLUDING MILWAUKEE. ONE ROUND POSSIBLE LATE MORNING. IT WILLE B WEAK, AND A LOT OF AREAS REMAIN DRY. HOW MUCH AFTERNOON SUN? IT IS AN IMPACT TOMORROW. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE OUR APP AND GET THLAE TE ASTLERTS. THAT IS AN IMPACT AA, CHANCE OF SEVERE WEATHER. 93 SUNNY AND HOT ON SUNDAY. HOT DAY MONDAY. TEMPERATURES STILL AT 90. TUESDAY. SOME THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. IT COOLS BACK DOWN, THE AVERAGE HIGH, 82. ALL IN ALL, E THWE CAN DESTROY BUT HOT AND STEAMY- – WEEKEND IS DRY, BUT HOT AND STEAMY. TOYA: GOT IT. I MADE THE CONNECTION WHILE YOU WERE SINAYG IT. I AM TIRED, BUT NOT THAT TIRED. CUT HIM OFF. PATRICK: A NEW NAME FOR THE CLEVELAND BASEBALL TEAM. TOYA: THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE CLEVELAND GUARDIANS PATRICK: PLUS, WHY THE JUDGE IN BRAD PITT AND ANGELINA JOLIE’S CHILD CUSTODY FIGHT HAS BEEN THROWN OFF THE CASE. ♪ ANNOUNCER: KNOW FIRST WHEN SEVERE WEATHER IS HEADING YOUR WAY. [THUNDER] CUSTOMIZE ALERTS FOR YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. DOWNLOAD THE 12 NEWS APP RIGHT NOW AND STAY SAFE. ♪
Doctors see wave of new COVID-19 cases coming
82 children have tested positive in Milwaukee County in past week
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says hospitals across Wisconsin are seeing an alarming trend: more COVID-19 patients. Continuing Coverage: Coronavirus in WisconsinThe sudden increase in both child and adult cases is a big red flag.The turnout at vaccine sites in Milwaukee such as the one at the South Side Health Center, has slowed to a trickle. It’s a major concern as cases suddenly surge.”Really understand that we’re not out of this pandemic,” said Dr. Nick Tomaro, Milwaukee Health Department preparedness coordinator. “This is becoming a pandemic of those who are not vaccinated.”Tomaro said they can see the wave of new cases coming.”You have to be asking yourself, should I try to get more clinics together, what should I do to react to this?” WISN 12 News reporter Nick Bohr said.”I appreciate the question. I’m asking myself that every day all day. In talking with the commissioner and the mayor’s office about what’s our best strategy?” Tomaro said.With school resuming in just a few weeks, 82 children have tested positive in Milwaukee County in the past week. That number has more than tripled from two weeks ago.Milwaukee County’s Director of Emergency Medicine Dr. Ben Weston said because children often don’t have symptoms, the actual number of kids with COVID-19 right now is likely far larger.”Absolutely, it’s concerning what we’re seeing in children,” Weston said. “We are at the time that it’s critical to get children vaccinated, so any children 12 years and older who can get vaccinated should get vaccinated before they return to school to keep them safe and their families safe.”The city of Milwaukee health officials said besides education, they’re largely shifting to what they call neighborhood canvassing, which is essentially taking the vaccine door to door, answering concerns and making it as simple as possible.Sign up for coronavirus email alerts from WISNGet breaking news alerts with the WISN 12 app.Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says hospitals across Wisconsin are seeing an alarming trend: more COVID-19 patients.
The sudden increase in both child and adult cases is a big red flag.
The turnout at vaccine sites in Milwaukee such as the one at the South Side Health Center, has slowed to a trickle. It’s a major concern as cases suddenly surge.
“Really understand that we’re not out of this pandemic,” said Dr. Nick Tomaro, Milwaukee Health Department preparedness coordinator. “This is becoming a pandemic of those who are not vaccinated.”
Tomaro said they can see the wave of new cases coming.
“You have to be asking yourself, should I try to get more clinics together, what should I do to react to this?” WISN 12 News reporter Nick Bohr said.
“I appreciate the question. I’m asking myself that every day all day. In talking with the commissioner and the mayor’s office about what’s our best strategy?” Tomaro said.
With school resuming in just a few weeks, 82 children have tested positive in Milwaukee County in the past week. That number has more than tripled from two weeks ago.
Milwaukee County’s Director of Emergency Medicine Dr. Ben Weston said because children often don’t have symptoms, the actual number of kids with COVID-19 right now is likely far larger.
“Absolutely, it’s concerning what we’re seeing in children,” Weston said. “We are at the time that it’s critical to get children vaccinated, so any children 12 years and older who can get vaccinated should get vaccinated before they return to school to keep them safe and their families safe.”
The city of Milwaukee health officials said besides education, they’re largely shifting to what they call neighborhood canvassing, which is essentially taking the vaccine door to door, answering concerns and making it as simple as possible.
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