Opinion: There is a safe, healthy path forward from the ravages of the coronavirus

By Robert N. Golden, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and Joseph E. Kerschner, Medical College of Wisconsin via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

You do not have to be a doctor to understand the terrible impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Wisconsin, new COVID-19 infections continue to rise. The virus has killed more than 1,000 Wisconsinites — almost 225 in the past 30 days alone. Similar trends are occurring nationwide.

Our country needs a new path forward in the battle against the virus. The state’s two medical schools — the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin — are heading up this fight by launching innovative COVID-19 clinical trials, developing rapid diagnostic testing, studying the complexities of this virus and increasing our capacity to offer telehealth and virtual visits. Our physicians, nurses and other health care professionals are working tirelessly.

But these frontline fighters need support from everyone to limit the spread of this virus. Read more …