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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.