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Study links high NFL game attendance to COVID spikes
Whether to stop or throttle back attendance at major sporting events was a major bone of contention during the COVID-19 pandemic. New research that tries to clarify the picture.
Biden launches 6-week campaign to get more older adults vaccinated
On Tuesday, the Biden Administration announced a six-week campaign aimed at urging Americans to get their updated COVID-19 vaccine. The campaign is focused on reaching older adults and people with disabilities.
Nov. 23, 2022
Why nursing homes may be skipping the COVID-19 vaccine
Last week, AARP released data showing that just 22% of nursing home residents and 15% of staff are up to date with the latest COVID-19 booster. So why are some folks skipping out?
Nov. 22, 2022
Arizona to host $12.5M CDC vaccine effectiveness center
Seasonal flu cases are soaring, and COVID cases are surging, but booster rates are circling the drain, in part because of lingering vaccine questions and misperceptions. Now, several Arizona institutions are collaborating on a five-year, $12.5 million CDC project to answer them.
Nov. 21, 2022
AZ nursing home residents falling behind on COVID shots. What that could mean in the next surge
Arizona is the state with the lowest rate of nursing home residents fully up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations.
Nov. 17, 2022
Most Arizonans havent had new COVID booster as winter surge begins
The predicted winter wave of COVID-19 appears to have arrived in Arizona. The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 10,775 cases in its weekly update Wednesday — more than twice as many as the state reported two weeks ago. But most residents are not up-to-date with vaccines.
Nov. 16, 2022
Federal judge rules to vacate Title 42
A federal judge in Washington D.C. has ruled to vacate Title 42 — the pandemic-era protocol that allows U.S. border officers to quickly turn away migrants and asylum seekers and send them back across the border.
Nov. 16, 2022
How COVID-19 made maternal mortality rates even worse for people of color
Maternal mortality rates in the U.S. were already higher than other wealthy countries before COVID-19 made things even worse. New data from the Government Accountability Office shows how much worse American mothers fared during the pandemic — especially those of color.
Nov. 15, 2022
COVID cases are on the rise. Heres how to prepare for an expected surge
COVID-19 cases are on the rise in some parts of the country, and some public health officials are concerned about the possibility of another winter surge.
Nov. 9, 2022
‘No limit to how bad things could get’ in next COVID spike
A statistical analysis of the spread of COVID-19 cases and deaths suggests the virus can cause extremely large outbreaks for which local jurisdictions remain unprepared. The authors urge policymakers to develop plans to share resources.
Nov. 4, 2022
Pandemic likely set heart disease progress back years
The coronavirus pandemic disrupted personal, professional and social life in ways that still reverberate. It also set back health progress in the U.S., including reversing a feat the CDC once called “one of the ten greatest public health achievements of the last century.”
Nov. 3, 2022
Scientists: Ivermectin still doesn’t work on COVID
As many Republican politicians, including some running for office in Arizona, sow doubt about health experts and promote debunked COVID-19 cures, scientists continue to spend time and effort confirming they still don’t work. New research offers the latest on ivermectin.
Oct. 31, 2022
Officials urge boosters as AZ sees increase in COVID hospitalizations
After several weeks of improvements, Arizona’s latest COVID-19 numbers show virus transmission may be increasing again in the state.
Oct. 26, 2022
Health officials worry about possible tripledemic of viruses in kids
The Arizona Department of Health Services is reporting an uptick in the amount of cases of respiratory syncytial virus, known as RSV.
Oct. 22, 2022
Report: Title 42 border restrictions werent enacted on health grounds
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Title 42 was enacted in the spring of 2020, ostensibly to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic. But findings from Congress’ Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis tell a different story.
Oct. 18, 2022
COVID cases are low for now, but few in AZ are keeping up with boosters
COVID-19 cases in Arizona have fallen to the lowest point in nearly six months. But U.S. health officials expect a winter surge may be just weeks away.
Oct. 13, 2022
CDC, FDA recommend updated mRNA boosters for kids
With kids back in school under pre-pandemic conditions and experts bracing for another potential COVID-19 wave, just under 64% of Arizonans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Now, the CDC recommends updated vaccines for children as young as 5.
Oct. 12, 2022
Pandemic led to health delays, but waiting rooms are getting busy again
During the pandemic, many people stopped going to the doctor. While some took advantage of telemedicine, there are certain exams that have to be done in person. But waiting rooms are once again busy.
Oct. 3, 2022
As treatment improves, long COVID answers remain elusive
Two-and-a-half years after long COVID-19 sufferers coined the term, experts are still trying to wrap their brains around this variable and complex syndrome. What needs to be done to move the needle?
Sept. 28, 2022
For health care worker exhaustion, prognosis still grim
In May, KJZZ’s Arizona Science Desk described the emotional distress wearing down health care workers and hindering efforts to bounce back after COVID-19. New research gives a glimpse of how those workers are faring.
Sept. 22, 2022
AZ COVID numbers improving, but pandemic isnt over yet
Arizona’s COVID-19 numbers continue to show signs of improvement, but public health experts say the virus still poses a threat.
Sept. 21, 2022

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