Health officials say state has six weeks to change behavior before experiencing other states’ tragedies

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Medical College of Wisconsin President Dr. John Raymond warns that Wisconsinites have four to six weeks to change their behavior before experiencing what other states are seeing: overcrowded ICUs, full hospitals and refrigerator trucks as morgues.

The "troubling" indicator is the state's reproductive number that indicates the number of people a contagious person can infect before they show symptoms. The "R number" is at 1.22 in Wisconsin and 1.37 in Milwaukee.

"We want that to be under one," Raymond told a Metropolitan Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce briefing.

Since the beginning of the p...

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