Model Shows Maricopa County Adding 28,000 Coronavirus Cases Per Day Within Weeks
There are a number of organizations across the country that are modeling how the COVID-19 pandemic might change over time. PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has a particularly striking projection: More than 28,000 COVID-19 cases per day in Maricopa County by the middle of this month.
Most Of Tonto National Forest To Close To Reduce Wildfire Risk
Ahead of the July 4 holiday weekend, officials will close most areas of the Tonto National Forest to the public.
Jul. 1, 2020
Birx Underlines Need For More COVID Testing In AZ
Dr. Deborah Birx of the White House Coronavirus Task Force has called for more testing in Arizona, especially among people who are asymptomatic.
Jul. 1, 2020
COVID Exit Strategy: AZ Leads U.S. In New Cases Per Million Per Day
As the governor said on June 29, Arizona’s COVID-19 trends are moving in the wrong direction. To talk more about how Arizona’s situation fits in nationally, The Show spoke with Ryan Panchadsaram, one of the founders of COVID Exit Strategy, a collaborative tracking how states are doing in the fight against COVID-19.
Jul. 1, 2020
COVID Doesnt Disappear In The Heat. Heres How Extreme Temps Complicate The Response
When Arizona was under the governor’s stay-at-home order, the state was in the midst of a cooler than normal spring. At the time, social distancing and getting fresh air by jogging or walking the dog made sense.
Jul. 1, 2020
Shutdowns And Closures Continue Across AZ As Coronavirus Cases Soar
The White Mountain Apache Tribe of Eastern Arizona announced a two-week closure of the reservation due to coronavirus cases. While reluctant to mandate a statewide shutdown, Gov. Ducey took virus precautions of his own by closing bars, gyms and other businesses for a month. However, not all are willing to comply with this move.
Jul. 1, 2020
2 AZ Rivers Found To Be More Drought Resistant Than Colorado River
A major water source for the Valley is considerably more drought-resistant than previously thought. New research shows the water that flows into the Salt and Verde rivers is four times less sensitive to climate change than the Colorado River.
Jun. 30, 2020
Valley Emergency Room Doc On Life Inside Hospital
The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Arizona has been increasing, and hospitals are worried about having enough space — and staff — for those patients. To get a sense of what’s going on inside hospitals right now, The Show spoke with Dr. Benjamin Reeser, an emergency room physician in the Valley.
Jun. 30, 2020
This Mysterious New Illness Threatens Kids Who Recover From COVID-19
As schools possibly reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some take comfort in the apparent ability of children to weather the virus. But as cases in Arizona ramp up, so too do infection rates among people 20 and younger — including occurrences of a mysterious related illness.
Jun. 30, 2020
Free Crisis Counseling For Arizonans Impacted By Coronavirus
There will be many challenges to face even after the pandemic is over as we try to rebuild our economy and reshape our everyday lives. One of the biggest challenges may be the immediate and long-term mental health issues so many people will develop as a result.
Jun. 29, 2020
Arizona Hospitals Brace For A Surge In Patients
The Arizona Department of Health Services reported another 625 COVID-19 cases June 29 — far fewer than have been seen in recent days. But that doesn't mean the situation here is improving. Medical personnel are bracing for more to come. Nearly 90% of ICU beds are occupied, according to the latest data from the state.
Jun. 29, 2020
Ducey Reluctant To Mandate Another State Shutdown Despite Virus Surge
Arizona’s dreary place in the national spotlight has brought heightened scrutiny to the officials responsible for mitigating the virus. Gov. Ducey is chief among them after he chose to begin reopening the state and initially withheld local governments’ power to mandate masks in public spaces.
Jun. 29, 2020
COVID-19 Creates Lingering Health Problems
While most people recover from COVID-19, doctors are warning of lingering health problems caused by the disease. A UA researcher warned of "neurological deficits and cognitive deficits" months after recovery.
Jun. 29, 2020
New Map Tool Illustrates Arizona Water Issues
Dams, canals, wildlife areas, utility providers — water in Arizona is a complex topic. But a new digital tool from Arizona State University's Kyl Center for Water Policy aims to illustrate all of the layers of the state’s water issues.
Jun. 27, 2020
Arizona Reports Highest Daily Coronavirus Cases With 3,858
Arizona health officials reported 3,858 more confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday, the most reported in a single day in the state so far and the seventh time in the last 10 days that daily cases surpassed the 3,000 mark.
Jun. 28, 2020
Racial, Socioeconomic Disparities In COVID-19 Outcomes
The COVID-19 pandemic and George Floyd protests have brought to light many disparities faced by marginalized communities in the United States. Speaking on "Arizona Horizon," Tucson cardiologist Dr. Khadijah Breathett says those disparities contribute to underlying conditions like diabetes and heart disease, leading to worse outcomes for the poor and people of color.
Jun. 28, 2020
Cooler Temperatures, Slight Chance For Rain In Arizona
After a week of stifling heat, expect a slight cool-down in Arizona, thanks to a low pressure system moving down the West Coast. It will bring winds and some relief from the heat — and maybe a chance for some rain, said National Weather Service meteorologist Sean Benedict.
Jun. 28, 2020
With Random Calls, Sonora Hopes To Rout Out COVID-19 Cases
To uncover possible COVID-19 cases, residents of Sonora will start getting calls from the government seeking health information. The effort comes as cases and deaths in the Mexican state to Arizona's south are rising quickly.
Jun. 27, 2020
AARP Director To Congress: Nursing Homes Need COVID-19 Plan
AARP is calling on Congress to improve conditions in long-term care facilities. On Thursday, the US House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health Care held a hearing about the state of long-term care facilities. Lawmakers heard from a panel of aging experts including one from Arizona.
Jun. 26, 2020
Banner Health Activates Surge Plans As ICU Beds Fill Up
Nearly 90% of Arizona's ICU beds are full, and 86% of all hospital beds are occupied. While hospitals aren’t full yet, the COVID-19 trends indicate they could be in the next few weeks. “We are absolutely experiencing a surge of COVID-19 patients that are coming in for care, and we are starting to get full," said Banner Health’s chief clinical officer.
Jun. 26, 2020
From Polio To Meningitis: How Vaccines Have Progressed Through The Years
For many older Americans, the race to find the inoculation that will protect people from coronavirus is reminiscent of the search for a cure for polio. In the early 1950s, an outbreak of polio spread across the country. Shirley Shapiro and her husband were raising a family in Newburgh, New York at the time.
Jun. 26, 2020