During a peak in mid-November, nearly 40% of all Wisconsinites tested for COVID-19 were testing positive. That percentage has dipped recently, though the current positivity rate (nearly 30%) still dwarfs the positivity rate over the summer (roughly 4-8%). As of this afternoon, 3,313 Wisconsinites have died from COVID-19.
Throughout the pandemic, Wisconsin Republicans—led by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos—have done absolutely nothing to stop it, working only to strike down any and all COVID-19 precautions enacted by Gov. Tony Evers, and playing politics while insisting the other side is playing politics. To that end, here’s a pathetic, just-released PSA from Vos and Congressmen Mark Pocan (a Democrat), which sorta-kinda-maybe suggests you should start thinking about wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. It’s entitled—no joke—”Working Together.”
Again: More than 3,000 Wisconsinites are dead, and all Vos (and Pocan) can come up with is an “I’m a Mac / I’m a PC” ad.
As of today, Wisconsin’s Republican-controlled legislature hasn’t convened in 229 days (h/t Dan Shafer). A November 17 press conference, meanwhile, featured a smug Vos revealing that while he and fellow Republicans had no specific COVID-related policies to talk about, they were ready to start talking about some ideas.