As local officials move to slow the spread of the coronavirus, schools and other local institutions cancel events and plan for a disrupted spring.

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Ajay Sethi, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and director of its Master of Public Health program, studies the spread of infectious diseases such as HIV and measles. He also studies the spread of public health conspiracies, which can quickly unravel the progress achieved by researchers.
 

Jessie Opoien of the Cap Times talks with UW-Madison political science Professor Barry Burden and Washington Post reporter David Weigel about takeaways from Wisconsin's controversial spring election, which happened during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Wisconsin Assembly on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill to help the state’s government, industries and health care workers better respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The sweeping 97-2 bipartisan vote follows weeks of negotiations between the Legislature and Governor’s office and was conducted in a historic virtual session via Skype. Representatives were allowed to attend in person or virtually.

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Ben Barson and Gizelxanath Rodriguez talked to the Cap Times about their adjusted plans, what the experience of teaching at the UW has meant for them, and how COVID-19 fears have inadvertently reinforced one of the key themes of the Afro Yaqui Music Collective, “a reminder of how connected our global biological and economic circuits are.”