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Lt. Gov. Barnes reflects on pandemic and the ‘unique challenges’

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Mandela Barnes

SUPERIOR, WI -- Wisconsin's Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes says our region faced unique challenges at the height of the pandemic.

The University of Wisconsin-Superior hosted a virtual presentation Tuesday as the final in the series: “Bridging Civic and Public Health during Pandemic Times.”

Barnes spoke about bridging both civic and public health during the pandemic.
Barnes says hospital capacity was one of northwest Wisconsin's biggest issues.

"In Northern Wisconsin, we were at a point where hospital beds were almost running out completely, where people who weren't even COVID patents may not have been able to get into a hospital and that was the unfortunate and frightening reality that too many people had to deal with," said Barnes.

However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, Wisconsin has administered more than two million vaccine doses.

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