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Gov. Evers encourages Wisconsin to keep social distancing; 'We're not out of the woods just yet'

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Gov. Tony Evers on Monday, April 20, encouraged Wisconsinites to keep social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This, after crowds flocked to the streets over the weekend to protest his 'safer at home' order that's been extended until May 26. 

"It's because of you that we have helped flatten the curve which has resulted in fewer cases and hospitalizations," said Evers in a Facebook video. "I'm going to rely on science and public health experts to help guide us through these challenges because at the end of the day, my bottom line is keeping people safe and we're not out of the woods just yet." 

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Bassgeye 46 days ago
No real testing push so now, as the numbers are dropping (and thousands turned away without being tested) he wants to increase testing, which will only show an increase in positives, and keep us shut down even longer. It is time to start phase 1 NOW.
Rommel Bassgeye 46 days ago
azzguy...you need to see a shrink...you're losing it.
Kevin Bassgeye 45 days ago
So are you now saying more testing to know who has and has had the virus is a bad thing? Yea that makes a lot of sense. The Trump's Administration own guidelines call for a 14 day reduction in new cases. How do you suggest we find out if cases are reducing?

A lot of these calls to end social distancing immediately sound to me mostly like politically-driven campaigns to fire up a base (see who funds some of these rallies - its usually gun rights interest groups) or entitled crybabies who think they have a right to put others in danger because they are annoyed not being able to go places.

Not to mention the reason we are getting closer to be able to open is BECAUSE OF THE SOCIAL DISTANCING STANDARDS! Look, we ALL want to re-open things. But let's be smart. Let's test. Let's follow the guidelines. Let's not take a step back. That is what is best for our health and for the economy.
Lawrence 46 days ago
Stop fighting this for your political beliefs. If we cooperate, we can get past this to enough of a degree to follow something similar to the German model. The Germans tested. collected data, then moved forward slowly but surely. Because the numbers supported it. We can do this too. This is not the time to turn on one another.
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