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Milwaukee County leaders optimistic about new coronavirus projections

NOW: Milwaukee County leaders optimistic about new coronavirus projections

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee County leaders say there's a potential for optimism despite the rising death rate to coronavirus.

County Executive Chris Abele says a revised model suggests the peak of the pandemic may be happening sooner than expected. 

Another model created by the Medical College of Wisconsin shows even more optimistic projections.

"I'm thinking the quicker we can get to unfortunately the negative top of this point, the quicker we can start getting back to life as normal," said Mayor Tom Barrett. 

Officials also said they're working with both the state and hospital systems to set up the planned hospital at State Fair Park. 

Although they didn't have an exact opening date, more information is expected to be released during Thursday's report.

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Homer 53 days ago
Please translate this:

"I'm thinking the quicker we can get to unfortunately the negative top of this point, the quicker we can start getting back to life as normal," said Mayor Tom Barrett.

How many north siders are going to die before we reach the "negative top"? 10,000? 50,000? More?

Currently, 81% of Milwaukee's COVID 19 victims are African American. 27% of Milwaukee's population is African American.

Less than 20% of COVID 19 victims in Milwaukee are white... How is that possible?

Why is COVID 19 targeting African Americans over White people, in every major urban city, by a rate of at least 3 Black to each White?

PhilipSchwigel 54 days ago
Corona Virus is going to kill everyone not prepared for it. The city is not doing enough to force people who are not essential back into their homes. I drive a truck. I have work to supply places to help keep America & Milwaukee alive. They need to get the people off the street. Marshall Law is next.
Homer PhilipSchwigel 53 days ago
Thank you for your service. The nation would shut down without you...
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