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Anxiety patients handled COVID-19 stress better than most. It could help everyone in the future
New research finds that while the COVID-19 pandemic caused lots of people to feel anxious, it did not have that effect on patients already getting treatment for anxiety.
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
9th Circuit rules Biden had power to mandate COVID-19 vaccines
A federal court of appeals has ruled the Biden administration has the power to require the state or any Arizona company with a federal contract to vaccinate all of its workers against COVID-19.
April 21, 2023
What end of emergency declaration means for Marked By COVID co-founder
Kristin Urquiza’s father died from the coronavirus, and she later co-founded the nonprofit group Marked By COVID. Urquiza joined The Show to talk about the ending of this national emergency and what it might mean going forward.
April 12, 2023
Long COVID is already having a massive impact on the health care system
Whether or not the federal emergency has ended in Washington, D.C., for those who are suffering from long COVID-19, the pandemic is far from over.
April 12, 2023
Bats in human-disturbed ecosystems more likely to carry coronaviruses
Some types of bats are key hosts for certain spillover diseases that can spread to humans, often through an intermediary species like civet cats or camels. A new paper suggests bats in disturbed ecosystems are more likely to be infected with coronaviruses.
April 7, 2023
A new COVID-19 booster is coming
The Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce a new COVID-19 vaccine within the next few weeks. The booster shot would target the omicron variant specifically and would be available for people 65 years and older or those with weakened immune systems.
April 4, 2023
Liz Lerman on pandemic: Our imaginations come to us at times of stress and need
Liz Lerman, a choreographer and Arizona State University professor, has been thinking about the pandemic in terms of creativity. The Show caught up with her to talk about what kinds of thoughts go through her mind when she thinks about the last three years.
March 23, 2023