Friday, April 3, 2020

Wisconsin COVID-19 cases mapped and graphed UPDATE


New cases confirmed in Barron and Rusk counties.  Total tests (positive and negative) as of 4/3:  24,293 -- a one-day increase of 2,246.


Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers calls lawmakers into session days before election to stop in-person voting.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4/3/2020)
Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald earlier this week called Evers' suggestion that his hands are tied "cowardice" given the governor's past support for keeping the election in place. The lawmakers are unlikely to take the action Evers wants but haven't yet said Friday whether they'll make the changes the governor is requesting.

 Related posts:
Arkansas.  (3/27/2020)
California.  (4/3/2020)
Florida.  (4/3/2020)
Georgia.  (4/2/2020)
Illinois.  (4/3/2020)
Indiana.  (3/29/2020)
Iowa.  (3/31/2020)
Kentucky.  (3/27/2020)
Louisiana.  (4/3/2020)
Massachusetts.  (3/31/2020)
Michigan.  (4/3/2020)
New Jersey,  (4/3/2020)
New York.  (4/3/2020)
Pennsylvania.  (4/3/2020)
Washington State.  (4/3/2020)
Wisconsin.  (4/2/2020)
"Close to zero" coronavirus point/ counterpoint.  (4/3/2020)
Worldometer tracks the coronavirus (new edition).  (4/3/2020)



Federal judge extends absentee balloting by six days but does not delay April 7 election in Wisconsin.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4/2/2020) 
The ruling by U.S. District Judge William Conley will allow absentee ballots to be counted if they arrive by April 13 — six days after election day. He also gave people until Friday to request absentee ballots and loosened another voting rule as people turn to absentee voting in record numbers. 
But Conley did not go as far as Democrats and voter mobilization groups wanted and declined to postpone Tuesday's election. On the ballot is the presidential primary and elections for state Supreme Court and local offices around the state

Related posts:
Arkansas.  (3/27/2020)
California.  (4/2/2020)
Florida.  (4/2/2020)
Georgia.  (4/2/2020)
Illinois.  (4/2/2020)
Indiana.  (3/29/2020)
Iowa.  (3/31/2020)
Kentucky.  (3/27/2020)
Louisiana.  (4/2/2020)
Massachusetts.  (3/31/2020)
Michigan.  (4/2/2020)
New Jersey,  (4/2/2020)
New York.  (4/2/2020)
Pennsylvania.  (3/31/2020)
Washington State.  (3/30/2020)
Wisconsin.  (4/2/2020)
"Close to zero" coronavirus point/ counterpoint.  (4/2/2020)
Worldometer tracks the coronavirus (new edition).  (3/31/2020)




Judge signals he will expand voting but not delay Wisconsin's election amid coronavirus outbreak.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,  4/1/2020)
A federal judge is signaling he will not move next week's presidential primary but will expand people's ability to vote — possibly by allowing them to cast ballots by mail after election day because of the coronavirus pandemic. 
U.S. District Judge William Conley will hold a hearing at 1 p.m. over what changes, if any, he should make to Tuesday's election as mayors and clerks warn that voters and poll workers could be sickened and ballots could go uncounted. 
In a video conference with attorneys Tuesday, Conley indicated he did not think he could change the election date but believed he could offer significant other help for voters. Conley did not allow reporters to listen in on Tuesday's video conference, but three people familiar with his comments described them to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel headline news (3/31/2020)


Related posts:
Arkansas.  (3/27/2020)
California.  (3/30/2020)
Florida.  (3/31/2020)
Georgia.  (3/31/2020)
Illinois.  (3/31/2020)
Indiana.  (3/29/2020)
Iowa.  (3/31/2020)
Kentucky.  (3/27/2020)
Louisiana.  (3/31/2020)
Massachusetts.  (3/31/2020)
Michigan.  (3/31/2020)
New Jersey,  (3/30/2020)
New York.  (3/30/2020)
Pennsylvania.  (3/30/2020)
Texas.  (3/29/2020)
Washington State.  (3/30/2020)
Wisconsin.  (3/30/2020)
"Close to zero" coronavirus point/ counterpoint.  (3/30/2020)
Worldometer tracks the coronavirus (new edition).  (3/31/2020)


New cases confirmed in Jackson and Marquette counties.


Evers announces partnerships with Exact Sciences, Marshfield Clinic, Promega, UW Health to double coronavirus testing in Wisconsin.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/30/2020)
So far, the Wisconsin Clinical Lab Network has been completing 1,500 to 2,000 tests per day, the release said. The expanded partnership is expected to double that amount as supplies become available.  



The projection assumes Wisconsin residents maintain social distancing, with schools and nonessential businesses closed and the governor’s “Safer at Home” order still in effect. The projections indicate the number of people hospitalized by late May could be fewer than 100 or more than 3,000, with about 1,358 the most likely number.



First cases in Grant, Iowa, and Monroe counties.

  • State reports biggest single-day spike in cases
  • Ascension will not bill uninsured COVID-19 patients
  • Plasma from recovered patients tested in China, with success
  • Yes, golf courses must close with safer-at-home order
  • Dane County reports first coronavirus death
  • Breweries getting into the hand sanitizer business



Wisconsin health officials' warning: 1,000 deaths, 22K illnesses in 2 weeks if order to stay home not heeded.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/24/2020)
Without the order — which has been questioned widely by Republican lawmakers — the number of infected people in Wisconsin by April 8 will be 50 times larger than the 457 cases the state has today, Department of Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm said Tuesday.
More than 101,400 new unemployment claims in 9 days as the coronavirus pandemic closes businesses.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/24/2020)
Just Monday, around 21,250 new unemployment claims were filed, according to preliminary data released by the state's Department of Workforce Development. That same day, 12 companies filed mass layoff notices with the department signaling that more than 900 employees would be cut.



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Wisconsin now has over 400 confirmed cases of coronavirus, but Monday's increase was smaller than in recent days.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/23/2020)
State Department of Health Services chief medical officer Ryan Westergaard said Monday's smaller increase may be related to fewer people seeking care over the weekend and added that there is "wide uncertainty over our number of cases. 
" Still, he said, "we certainly hope it's the case that it's because the number of cases are not growing."

Source:  Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel coronavirus updates:
  • Uline Inc. responds to New York Times story
  • Alverno College to donate protective gear, continue online classes for rest of semester
  • Domestic violence shelters, hotlines remain remain open
  • State asks FEMA for help getting supplies for police, firefighters
  • Wauwatosa senior living center resident tests positive



Milwaukee Journal Sentinel coronavirus updates:
  • Family of Fond du Lac man who died from COVID-19 speaks
  • Molson Coors pledges $1 million for relief fund fork
  •  bartenders
  • State delays tax deadline to July Wisconsin farmers to feel the pain as ethanol plants slash production
  • Sub-Zero, Wolf appliance plants start layoff
  • Lucky Liu's temporarily closes after verbal attack
  • GE, union agree to emergency contract to build ventilators in Madison
  • Oak Creek Woodman's initially limits number of customers allowed in store



Wisconsin cases surpass 200, Evers asks people to leave home only if necessary. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/20/2020)
Since Thursday's update, the state also saw its first three deaths from the virus: a man in his 50s from Fond du Lac County, a man in his 90s from Ozaukee County and a person from Milwaukee County. 
Gov. Tony Evers urged people to "only leave your home if it is absolutely necessary," but stopped short of issuing a shelter-in-place order, as governors have in Illinois and California. He said he thought Wisconsin could avoid doing so.


3/19/2020 update starts here




CES2020: Xen by Neuvana, vagus nerve stimulator


Retiring Guy thinks this guy comes on like a snake oil salesman.  Are you willing to gamble $399?



Wellness gadgets to lower anxiety. (The Rohde Show, 3/25/2020)
Xen by Neuvana — is a NEW wellness product designed to gently stimulate the vagus nerve, help improve sleep, reduce stress, boost your mood, and enhance your focus. Invented by a top cardiac surgeon, Xen uses a revolutionary platform that sends a gentle, calming electrical signal via patented earbuds, targeting a branch of the vagus nerve in the ear. This revolutionary product syncs vagus nerve stimulation with your music and can easily be integrated into your daily routine, promoting balance and relaxation while commuting, working at your desk, watching TV, or before bedtime. University of Florida, Rutgers, and University of Texas, among others, have found that vagus nerve stimulation helps to reduce stress, increase focus and recover from stressful situations faster. Xen by Neuvana has been honored with a Best of CES 2020 award by iPhone Life magazine(Click on the link to connect the dots.)



 464 products received CES awards in 2020iPhone Life magazine had nothing to do with them.

Other CES2020 posts:
November 2019
SmartyPans.  (11/11/2019)
Warming up for CES2020 with a modern version of "Play Misty for Me".  (11/29/2019)

January 1-15, 2020
Pizza served up by Picnic(TM) robot.  (1/3/2020)
FutureLight files the Waydoo Flyer under 'bizarre'.  (1/3/2020)
Townew automated garbage can, a discomposing sign of the times.  (1/8/2020)
When it comes to useless consumer technology products, Charmin Rollbot wipes the competition!  (1/8/2020)
LG encourages you to grow your own with its indoor garden appliance.  (1/9/2020)
And the promise of a flying car just keeps on floating.  (1/10/2020)
Qoobo and Petit Qoobo, robot pillows in two sizes.  (1/11/2020)
Meet Samsung's Ballie, who looks like a yellow softball and will follow you everywhere.  (1/11/2020)
U by Moen smart faucet.  (1/11/2020)
Scary future brought to you by Samsung Neon.  (1/11/2020)
Climate360 smart bed.  (1/11/2020)
MamaRoo Sleep Bassinet keeps parents in dreamland.  (1/12/2020)
Segway S-Pod.  (1/12/2020)
Stick-up, highway robbery, case of grand larceny: Core meditation trainer.  (1/13/2020)
One-wheel Yeti cooler.  (1/13/2020)
Cubii Go compact seated elliptical device.  (1/14/2020)

January 16-31, 2020
LG ThinkQ smart door.  (1/17/2020)
BMW 13 Urban Suite concept car.  (1/20/2020)
Sing along with the Kohler Moxie shower head.  (1/21/2020)
Clean your teeth 10 seconds with the Y-Brush toothbrush.  (1/22/2020)
The Narwal:  It mops and vacuums!  (1/25/2020)
Ampere Tech Side Pocket Wireless fanny pack.  (1/26/2020)
NeuraSpud, the smart potato.  (1/28/2020)
Baby Brezza Formula Pro Advanced.  (1/29/2020)
The Bartesian (think Keurig bartender).  (1/30/2020)
Hello, my name is BellaBot, and I'll be your server tonight.  (1/31/2020)

February 1-15, 2020
Wavee toothbruch speaker.  (2/1/2020)
Robosen T9 Robot.  (2/2/2020)
MedWand remote office visits.  (2/3/2020)
Scoocase, the electric scotter suitcase.  (2/4/2020)
Lua, the smart flower pot.  (2/5/2020)
Robo-shark.  (2/6/2020)
PocketDrum.  (2/7/2020)
Lulupet smart litter box.  (2/8/2020)
Juno drink chiller.  (2/9/2020)
CoPilot Automatic Alert System for car seats.  (2/10/2020)
Welt Smart Belt Pro.  (2/11/2020)
Hydraloop water recycler.  (2/12/2020)
Umay thermal meditation eye mask.  (2/13/2020)
Bosch Home Connect Refrigerator.  (2/14/2020)
Groceries (TM) by MasterCard Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator.  (2/15/2020)

February 16-29, 2020
Hoop Cam+ Smart AI Indoor Camera.  (2/16/2020)
Climate360 Smart Bed.  (2/17/2020)
Lora DiCarlo Baci sex toy  (2/18/2020)
Yale Smart Delivery Box.  (2/19/2020)
Sepura home composter.  (2/20/2020)
Go Nok Nok.  (2/21/2020)
Olive Smart Ear wearable.  (2/22/2020)
Mateo Smart Bathroom Mat.  (2/23/2020)
Zibrio SmartScale.  (2/24/2020)
Samsung Bot Chef.  (2/25/2020)
Roybi robot for kids.  (2/26/2020)
Smart Mimic Go Travel Security Alarm.  (2/27/2020)
LucidPix 3D photo creator.  (2/28/2020)
Trifo “Lucy” Vacuum Cleaner and Surveillance System.  (2/29/2020)

March 1-15, 2020
Thermomix Tm6, bulked-up KitchenAid mixer.  (3/1/2020)
Sunflower Labs home security drone.  (3/2/2020)
PantryOn Smart Shelf.  (3/3/2020)
Julia, the autonomous cooking robot.  (3/4/2020)
OrCam wearable assisted hearing device.  (3/5/2020)
Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure.  (3/6/2020)
Keurig ice cream maker.  (3/8/2020)
Clicbot, the modular educationl robot.  (3/9/2020)
Luft Cube air purifier.  (3/10/2020)
Heatbox, the self-heating lunchbox.  (3/11/2020)
Eve Water Guard.  (3/12/2020)
Odd.Bot Robot Weed Whacker.  (3/13/2020)
Smoodi self-contained smoothie imaker.  (3/14/2020)
MarsCat, a bionic cat, a home robot.  (3/15/2020)

March 16-31, 2020
ClearUP for sinus pain relief.  (3/16/2020)
Pulse Natural Intimate Personal Moisturizer Warming Dispenser, the Keurig of lube.  (3/17/2020)
DnaNudge wearable.  (3/18/2020)
Saki automatic pot mixer  (3/19/2020)
Poseideon smart mirror.  (3/20/2020)
MysteryVibe Poco sex toy.  (3/21/2020)
Lovense max 2 sex toy.  (3/22/2020)
Dr. CaRo rehabilitation robot.  (3/23/2020)
Nooie Cam 360.  (3/24/2020)
Uber Elevate.  (3/31/2020)

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"Close to zero" coronavirus point/ counterpoint


Sources:  Washington Post (Trump quote), Worldometer (graphs)





Related posts:
Arkansas.  (3/27/2020)
California.  (4/3/2020)
Florida.  (4/3/2020)
Georgia.  (4/2/2020)
Illinois.  (4/3/2020)
Indiana.  (3/29/2020)
Iowa.  (3/31/2020)
Kentucky.  (3/27/2020)
Louisiana.  (4/3/2020)
Massachusetts.  (3/31/2020)
Michigan.  (4/3/2020)
New Jersey,  (4/3/2020)
New York.  (4/3/2020)
Pennsylvania.  (4/3/2020)
Washington State.  (4/3/2020)
Wisconsin.  (4/2/2020)
"Close to zero" coronavirus point/ counterpoint.  (4/3/2020)
Worldometer tracks the coronavirus (new edition).  (4/3/2020)


















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