According to the CDC, the national rate of vaccine exemptions among kindergarteners is at 3%, the highest it's ever been. CDC data also shows exemptions in Arizona trending higher, even before the pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s been three years since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and so much has changed since. The Show talked to people who’ve been thinking about these and other questions related to what’s changed since the start of the pandemic and what has mostly stayed the same.
This week marks three years since former Gov. Doug Ducey issued an emergency stay-at-home order in response to the worsening pandemic. And health experts are still encouraging people to get vaccinated and boosted.
The COVID-19 pandemic showcased wastewater testing as an early-warning system for tracking viral spread. But the tests can’t tell if the waste comes from locals or visitors. How does that affect results in tourist destinations like Phoenix and Las Vegas?
Antiviral drugs can greatly reduce the risks of hospitalization and death for people at risk of severe COVID-19 infections. But patient use is low and uneven. New research suggests public health websites are partly to blame — including Arizona’s.
A bill before the state legislature would ban schools from requiring students to get emergency use vaccines – a Covid success story that prevented 3 million deaths in the U.S. Meanwhile, a well-timed NIH review in the journal Science examines the strengths and weaknesses of the research response to Covid.
Title 42 is a public health protocol enacted at the onset of the pandemic that restricts asylum at the border. This week the administration announced the public health emergency it's tied to is set to end May 11.
Experts estimate school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic affected 95% of the global student population. New research underscores the need for policies and practices to address the resulting setbacks.
Despite recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Arizona Department of Health Services, Arizonans — including many long-term care staff and residents — are largely skipping the COVID-19 bivalent booster. But the shot does provide extra protection, even against some of the latest variants.