Green Bay is sadly gaining a new claim to national fame, not as home of the Packers, but instead as a coronavirus hot-spot.
Dr. Paul Casey, emergency department medical director at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay, tells Wisconsin’s Morning News area hospitals are dealing with a surge in COVID-19 cases and the problem is twofold.
“We have some pandemic denial going on and unfortunately that still persists,” says Casey. “And we’re seeing people refusing to wear masks, refusing to heed advice not to get together in small parties, going out to bars, that kind of thing. So the result is we’re seeing a steady stream of COVID cases come in.”
Dr. Casey says if Wisconsin hospitals continue to be overwhelmed by COVID-19 cases they may have to halt any non-emergency surgeries as was done in spring.
Listen to his full interview on Wisconsin’s Morning News, listen in the player above.