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$9M for Indigenous-led Tribal Data Repository at ASU
An NIH program launched three years ago to improve COVID diagnostics has awarded $9 million to support the first Indigenous-led Tribal Data Repository in the U.S. ASU will play a key role in tribal community engagement.
COVID-19 delayed AZ hantavirus investigation for months
The coronavirus pandemic overwhelmed health care systems and slowed responses to other illnesses, especially respiratory viruses that resembled COVID-19.
July 12, 2023
About 1,500 recorded COVID-19 cases in Arizona each week
While coronavirus case reports no longer dominate the headlines, people in the state are still contracting the disease.
July 8, 2023
COVID-19 deaths, hospital admissions at lowest point since reporting began
COVID-19 risk remains very low nationwide. And by some measures, Arizona is now seeing some of the lowest levels of virus spread since the pandemic began more than three years ago.
June 7, 2023
Mindfulness helps some Navajo Nation members move past COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a mental health toll on almost everyone. For Native American communities, COVID was especially devastating. Life after COVID isn’t easy, and now some are turning to mindfulness practices to address compassion fatigue and burnout.
June 5, 2023
COVID-19 conspiracies continue in second day of hearings
A group of doctors known for spreading misinformation about COVID-19 spoke in a second day of special hearings at the Arizona Capitol on Friday. Speakers continued to outline a litany of conspiracy theories about the pandemic before an all-Republican committee.
May 26, 2023
COVID-19 skeptics speak in first day of special hearings at AZ Capitol
A special committee to investigate the government’s response to COVID-19 held its first day of hearings at the Arizona Capitol on Thursday. The all-Republican committee is hosting speakers known for embracing conspiracy theories and spreading misinformation about the virus.
May 25, 2023
Vaccine deniers, QAnon promoters to testify at Legislature
The Show spoke with Jerod MacDonald-Evoy, who has been reporting on a special committee meeting, on what we can expect to hear from the selected speakers.
May 25, 2023
CDC still recommends COVID-19 booster for people 65 and older
The Show spoke with Dr. Kiran Raman on the new COVID-19 booster recommended to those 65 and older and those with weakened immune systems.
May 24, 2023
WHO recommends new targets for COVID-19 boosters
COVID-19 vaccines and boosters still reduce the likelihood of serious illness and hospitalization. But they’re less effective at protecting against symptomatic COVID-19 — and at fighting the immune-evasive strains currently circulating. Now, there’s new guidance from the WHO.
May 18, 2023
Listening back to some Arizona voices from the pandemic
The Show has collected various voices of Arizonans throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. These voices capture the wide range of emotions and opinions that have circulated during the past three years.
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May 12, 2023
33,000 AHCCCS members disenrolled so far
Roughly 2.5 million Arizonans rely on AHCCCS, Arizona’s Medicaid program, for their health insurance. On April 1, the agency began its redetermination process to make sure everyone still qualifies for the program.
May 11, 2023
What to expect when COVID-19 emergency declarations end May 11
COVID-19 isn’t over. But no system can stay on an emergency footing forever, and experts say the present lull is as good a time as any to switch gears. Here’s what Arizonans can expect when emergency declarations end.
May 10, 2023
How COVID-19 has impacted storytelling forever
The Show speaks with a professor on how the pandemic has affected storytelling and what stories are still important to tell.
May 9, 2023
Vaccines still important even as COVID-19 emergency ends, expert says
As many states have seriously ramped down their reporting of coronavirus cases, the World Health Organization says COVID-19 is no longer a global health emergency. Will Humble, executive director of the Arizona Public Health Association, said that doesn’t mean vaccines to combat the disease are on the way out, though.
May 8, 2023
Mexico says its COVID-19 vaccine is finally ready
After more than two years of testing, Mexico is rolling out a COVID-19 vaccine. María Elena Álvarez-Buylla, head of Mexico’s science and technology council, announced this week that the vaccine, known as Patria, is ready for use.
May 5, 2023
Ducey broke no laws ending COVID unemployment funds early, court says
The governor ended extra weekly federal unemployment dollars 8 weeks before the federal government did in 2021.
May 4, 2023
Shutting down COVID testing, selling off equipment has been extremely hard for Embry Health
With the ending of the COVID-19 public health emergency later in May, brick-and-mortar and mobile COVID-19 testing sites run by Embry Health are facing a new future.
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May 2, 2023
New Arcturus variant of coronavirus linked to uptick in pink eye symptoms
Public health officials in the state say a new strain of coronavirus known as XBB.1.16 may be linked to an uptick in pink eye cases.
April 30, 2023
Wastewater monitoring is a game-changer for epidemiology
The University of Arizona’s Yuma Center for Excellence for Desert Agriculture led the nation in using wastewater to monitor community COVID-19 transmission at the height of the pandemic. But the technology didn’t end there.
April 27, 2023
Yuma Regional Medical Center plans COVID-19 memorial
Yuma Regional Medical Center has announced plans to build a permanent memorial, honoring residents who died from COVID-19.
April 25, 2023