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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.
Experts call for scaling up wastewater monitoring for disease detection
Wastewater monitoring rose to prominence during the pandemic, when states like Arizona used it to detect the emergence of the omicron variant. Now, concerns over polio and monkeypox have inspired 18 scientists to call for scaling up the surveillance.
Sept. 9, 2022
Arizona COVID-19 cases drop to 4-month low
COVID-19 cases in Arizona this week dropped to the lowest level the state has seen since late April.
Sept. 7, 2022
Arizona providers begin distributing omicron boosters
Updated booster vaccines that target the omicron strain of COVID-19 started going into arms in Arizona over Labor Day weekend. They're available to Arizonans 12 and older.
Sept. 6, 2022
Pima County will distribute free COVID-19 tests
At-home COVID-19 tests have been a critical public health tool throughout the pandemic, but on Friday the federal government stopped mailing out the free kits. Local governments are seeking to fill the gap in providing this critical public health tool.
Sept. 5, 2022
Health officials encourage Arizonans 65+ to get 2022 flu shots
As new variants of COVID-19 become more dominant and flu season approaches, health officials are encouraging Arizonans 65 and up to roll up their sleeves.
Sept. 2, 2022
New COVID-19 omicron boosters could arrive in AZ soon
Arizona’s COVID-19 outbreak continues to show signs of improvement, according to the latest update from the state health department. And the state could soon begin offering updated booster vaccines to protect against a potential winter surge.
Aug. 31, 2022
AG files civil right lawsuit against Tucson over COVID-19 mandate
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office announced Tuesday that it has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Tucson over its mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements and related conduct.
Aug. 31, 2022
Free program for home COVID-19 tests ends Friday
If you want to order free at-home COVID-19 tests from the federal government, you have just a few days left to get your request in.
Aug. 30, 2022
Arizona life expectancy drops below national average
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Arizona’s life expectancy decreased between 2019 and 2020, dipping below the national average.
Aug. 27, 2022
AZDHS: New COVID vax option for unvaccinated people 12 and up
The Arizona Department of Health Services has announced a new COVID-19 vaccine option for unvaccinated people over the age of 12.
Aug. 26, 2022
AZ reports another week of declining COVID-19 cases
COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations are trending lower nationwide. And Arizona’s COVID-19 case numbers have fallen for the fifth week in a row.
Aug. 24, 2022
Volunteers with disabilities needed to talk about COVID-19 experiences
Individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities are among some of the most vulnerable to the long-term effects of COVID-19. Now one organization is looking for volunteers to participate in a survey about their experiences during the pandemic.
Aug. 24, 2022
Pandemic-related learning loss is still a problem in Arizona schools
As Arizona students head back to school, one of the questions education leaders are asking is how to help those students overcome pandemic-related learning loss.
Aug. 22, 2022
Clare Pollard says writers should embrace stories about the pandemic
Some creatives feel the need to wait a while before writing about the recent pandemic. But poet and novelist Clare Pollard urges them to reconsider.
Aug. 18, 2022
56% of infected dont know they have COVID-19
Experts have credited omicron’s swift spread to both biological and social factors, from its greater transmissibility to a relaxation of social precautions. But new research shows another insidious factor at work: Most infected people don’t know they have it.
Aug. 17, 2022
COVID-19 counts show some improvement in Arizona, but deaths rise
The Arizona Department of Health Services added 12,244 cases in its weekly update Wednesday — the lowest count in 12 weeks.
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Aug. 17, 2022
How COVID-19, monkeypox have revealed racial inequities in health care
Concerns about racial disparities in health care are again coming to the forefront as worries over monkeypox's transmission increase.
Aug. 17, 2022
Duceys summer camps get mixed reviews
Earlier this year, Gov. Doug Ducey set aside around $100 million of federal COVID-19 relief money to try and help students overcome pandemic-related learning loss. Hundreds of thousands of students participated, but not all Arizonans supported the plan.
Aug. 16, 2022
Superintendent optimistic for new school year with updated COVID-19 precautions
Students are returning to their classrooms for a new school year, but COVID-19 concerns still linger. Despite this, the superintendent of the Madison School District in Phoenix is optimistic about the semester.
Aug. 16, 2022
Further evidence shows mRNA vaccines safe during pregnancy
Females who are pregnant face a greater risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes, yet their vaccination rates still lag behind. Now, a study of more than 90,000 females provides further evidence that mRNA vaccines are safe during pregnancy.
Aug. 16, 2022