Winter COVID and flu update, UW System layoffs

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COVID-19 antigen home tests indicating a positive result.
COVID-19 antigen home tests indicating a positive result are photographed in New York on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. When the COVID-19 public health emergency ends in the U.S. in May 2023, you’ll still have access to a multitude of tests but with one big difference: who pays for them. For the first time, you may have to pick up some or all of the costs, depending on your insurance coverage and whether the tests are done at home or in a doctor’s office. Patrick Sison/AP Photo

An infectious disease specialist brings us the latest on COVID-19, the flu and RSV as winter sets in. Then, we learn more about how layoffs at Universities of Wisconsin campuses are affecting students.

Featured in this Show

  • Covid hospitalizations up in Wisconsin, U.S. this fall

    Covid-19 hospitalizations are going up in Wisconsin and across the U.S. In spite of this, vaccination rates for the latest booster remain low. We discuss Covid, the flu, and RSV with a doctor and infections disease specialist.

  • How UW budget cuts and layoffs are affecting students

    Student journalists from UW–Oshkosh and UW–River Falls join us for a roundtable about how budget cuts and layoffs throughout the university system are affecting students on their campuses.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Richelle Wilson Producer
  • Dr. Jonathan Temte Guest
  • Aubrie Selsmeyer Guest
  • Jack Schindler Van Hoof Guest

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