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Comparing pandemics not easy

Door County Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jim Heise has been on the front lines of a pandemic before and believes COVID-19 is a much different foe. Heise treated many patients when the H1N1 virus, also known as the swine flu, caused havoc around the world, including thousands of cases in Wisconsin. He says COVID-19 seems to be more infectious than the H1N1 virus and there are not as many answers to it yet.

Door County confirmed its second case of COVID-19 Wednesday afternoon out of 108 people tested. Forty-nine tests have come back negative with all others still pending. Heise recommends following the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendations of keeping your social distance from other people, washing your hands, and limiting your travel to help slow the spread.

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