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Largest study to date finds long COVID-19 in kids 14 and under
Children can get long COVID-19, too. But research on the topic remains spotty, consisting mainly of small studies that exclude the youngest children and lack laboratory test results and control groups.
Pandemic reveals extent of human selfishness and goodwill, says professor
COVID-19’s effect on society is still clearly being felt. But how much have the past two and a half years influenced our individual behavior and how we treat other people?
June 21, 2022
A new law requires AZ hospitals to allow daily in-person visitation. Heres why hospitals support it
The pandemic saw many families unable to say goodbye to their loved ones due to visitation rules and quarantine. In response, Gov. Doug Ducey signed H.B. 2633 into law earlier this month.
June 20, 2022
Omicron might be less likely to cause long COVID
The omicron variant of coronavirus spreads more easily than earlier strains, including delta. But new research suggests omicron might have an upside: It’s less likely to cause long COVID-19.
June 20, 2022
Consistent COVID numbers may suggest a plateau in AZ
The Arizona Department of Health Services reported more than 16,000 new Covid-19 cases this week, but Deputy Director of Health Services Carla Berg says some of those cases were diagnosed in previous weeks. Berg says the department is seeing around 14,000 new cases weekly.
June 19, 2022
Countys hotel for homeless COVID patients to close
COVID-19 cases in Arizona are still rising, but as of this weekend, the Phoenix hotel where homeless individuals with the virus have been quarantining will no longer take new patients.
June 16, 2022
Arizona reports another week of increasing COVID cases
COVID-19 is still on the rise in Arizona. The state is now averaging more than 2,300 new cases per day.
June 15, 2022
AZ babies and toddlers could start getting COVID vaccines next week
Arizona's 390,000 children under the age of 5 may finally have access to COVID-19 vaccines. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday signed off on both Pfizer and Moderna’s shots for young children.
June 15, 2022
Weekly COVID-19 cases jump again in Sonora
Registration is also set to open soon for children ages five to 11 to get their coronavirus vaccines.
June 14, 2022
AZDHS recommends masks for Apache, Navajo counties
Rising COVID-19 case rates in Apache and Navajo counties have prompted the Arizona Department of Health Services to recommend wearing masks in those counties.
June 12, 2022
Sonoran Congress votes to end mask mandate
Nearly two years after a mask mandate was implemented in Sonora amid the height of the pandemic, legislators voted this week to lift the measure.
June 8, 2022
COVID cases on the rise across Mexico, but vaccines blunt impact
New COVID-19 cases for the most recent week available in Sonora were nearly triple the previous week.
June 8, 2022
Arizona reports another week of rising COVID-19 cases
More than 2,000 Arizonans have been testing positive for COVID-19 per day recently, but experts believe that’s only the tip of the iceberg since more people are using at-home tests.
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June 8, 2022
Arizona isnt well equipped to handle the latest rise in COVID cases
As many of us spend more time indoors to escape the Valley’s summer heat, COVID-19 numbers are climbing again.
June 7, 2022
Arizona COVID-19 cases continue to increase
COVID-19 cases have been climbing in Arizona for five weeks now. But COVID-19 ICU bed use in the state's hospitals is remaining relatively low.
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June 1, 2022
COVID wastewater testing data to be published for Pima County
Health experts and public health authorities in Pima County hope wastewater testing data will help find concentrations COVID-19 infections sooner, as cases are on the rise again.
May 31, 2022
Medical examiners misidentify Latinos nearly 3% of the time
COVID-19 and its effects has claimed the lives of over 1 million Americans, from a variety of races and ethnicities. But journalist Ana Arana found that in some cases, experts have misidentified the decedents' races.
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May 31, 2022
Heres where schools are after 3rd year impacted by COVID-19
While more students were back in the classroom, masks were generally not required and more “normal” activities were back, the impacts of COVID-19 were still felt. To learn about that and where Arizona’s K-12 system stands, The Show spoke with education advocate and consultant Christine Thompson.
May 31, 2022
Pima County reporting an increase in COVID-19 cases
In the last two weeks, 47 states have reported increases in COVID-19 hospitalizations, including almost 400 new hospitalizations in Arizona. Pima County has also seen an uptick in cases, says county health director Theresa Cullen.
May 28, 2022
Its everywhere right now: Arizona COVID-19 cases continue to climb
The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 11,498 new COVID-19 infections in its weekly update Wednesday — the highest weekly case count since February. “We’re definitely in a surge here in Arizona," said Dr. Josh LaBaer, executive director of ASU's Biodesign Institute.
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May 25, 2022
CDC recommends COVID-19 booster for kids 5-11
This week, the CDC recommended a COVID-19 booster shot for children 5 to 11 years old. Following the FDA’s approval of a booster on Tuesday, the CDC made its recommendation on Thursday.
May 20, 2022