Pandemic – every time this concept has come up, the world has been in utter darkness. Just like Ebola, SARS and Swine Flu, the COVID-19 has become an epidemic threatening the world. The economy has fallen apart, it is a lockdown everywhere and contaminations are vividly spreading.

When will this end? It is an unknown. Panic and scarcity of food all over the world has become a major problem. So overall, the world is living in a terror that dates back secretly to November 2019. There are always questions about the source of the COVID-19 and the origin. But, it’s primary time for the World to look for a solution rather than the Blame Game.


As of now, the World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 as a global threat and the metrics are always increasing. Just a month ago, China declared that they will be able to successfully eliminate the Coronavirus and it does not transmit from a single human two others. But as of March 25, there were about 465,915 confirmed cases all over the world.

The number of deaths due to human transmission continues to take a toll on the countries affected all over the world. Italy has recorded the most with 8,215 deaths followed by Spain at 4,858 surpassing China. The USA has recorded the most number of cases to 85,762 surpassing China as well. These stats are scary for human beings. And a frightening part is the shortage of masks, people being completely in self-isolation for days, shortage of beds for treatment, and no medical vaccination yet available.

The Milwaukee Independent began reporting on what was then referred to as the mysterious “Wuhan Virus” in January 2020. Other local media did not picked-up on the story until many weeks later. Our early features focused on the economic impact, social issues, and health concerns long before other Milwaukee news organizations even mentioned the coronavirus. Over the following year, we have published hundreds of articles about the pandemic and how it has affected the lives of Milwaukee residents. This extensive body of work can be found on our COVID-19 Special Report page, a chronological index of links by month. Our editorial voice remains dedicated to informing the public about this health crisis for as long as it persists.
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