The need for faster publication of findings sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic increased the acceptance of research published in preprint services like medRxiv. But how reliable are they? A new study tried to find out.
Arizona currently lags the nation’s already low 14% booster rate and faces one of this winter’s worst COVID-19 outbreaks. Now, an editorial in the journal JAMA Health Forum warns of an impending condition looming in the new year: sticker shock.
The Arizona Department of Health Services added 8,281 COVID-19 cases in its weekly update Wednesday — that's the lowest count in five weeks. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have downgraded the COVID-19 community levels for much of the state.
Why are some older adults who got the first series of COVID-19 vaccines skipping the updated booster? As KJZZ reported last week, even in nursing homes, where residents were hit hard by the virus, there seems to be little desire to get this latest shot.
A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics says more than 3,500 people in the U.S. died from long COVID-19 in the pandemic’s first 30 months compared to more than 1 million deaths from initial COVID-19 infection. That number is likely low. → More Arizona science news
Experts have previously linked COVID-19 infection to a debilitating condition called POTS, which causes symptoms like dizziness, palpitations and elevated heart rate when standing up. Less clear was the association between POTS and COVID-19 vaccines. A new study offers some clues.
Arizona’s health department reported 11,550 new COVID-19 cases in its weekly update Wednesday. That’s a decrease from last week, but the state's outbreak remains among the worst in the country. → More Arizona politics news
Data shows the pandemic lead to many students facing learning loss. But high school math teacher Torie Martin says it’s not just the education progress that’s been lost. It’s students’ ability to focus and their drive to learn.
During the pandemic, a lot of businesses re-imagined themselves. But historians were also affected by the pandemic. Much of their work is done in libraries and archives, places where lockdowns didn’t get a lot of publicity.
In the pandemic’s early days, Arizona State University transformed its wastewater monitoring project for the city of Tempe from an opioid monitor to a COVID-19 early warning system. → More Arizona science news
Health officials in Arizona are urging people to mask up, as reported cases of flu and RSV are still trending higher at this time of year than in 2021. COVID-19 infection rates and hospitalizations, as a result, also remain problematic.
COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are trending high in the state. But experts are still wrestling with the complexities of long COVID. A new CDC project at UA could provide a better grip on the condition, especially in underserved communities.