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Valley Fever is a growing problem in the Southwest as cases rise. Now, both Arizona senators are sponsoring legislation that would put $500 million toward research for a vaccine against the infection.
Jan. 20, 2022
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Gov. Doug Ducey’s office said the pandemic has taken a heartbreaking toll as the state surpasses 25,000 total deaths from COVID-19. But the governor’s office did not respond to several questions from KJZZ News about the state’s pandemic response.
Jan. 13, 2022
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Teachers in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, are getting COVID-19 booster shots this week. Officials hope it’s a step toward bringing more students back to classrooms.
Jan. 12, 2022
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The Arizona chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is urging schools to require masks in response to the latest spike of COVID-19 cases.
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Jan. 11, 2022
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For a long time, many of us didn’t know anyone who actually had COVID-19. That’s changed in the last month as the latest surge of the omicron variant has brought the virus much closer to home for many, including Mattie Lord.
Jan. 10, 2022
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Arizona Republican Sen. Kelly Townsend from Mesa withdrew her request for Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate Pima County’s religious exemptions for their COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
Jan. 7, 2022
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A tiny percentage of people who have received the Oxford-AstraZeneca or Johnson & Johnson vaccines had negative reactions that resulted in life-threatening blood clots.
Jan. 6, 2022
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With COVID-19 cases rising, the Phoenix City Council unanimously approved $4.9 million in federal funds to expand vaccine and testing programs and provide residents with at-home tests.
Jan. 5, 2022
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President Joe Biden cannot require teachers in the Head Start early education program to be vaccinated against COVID-19 — so says a federal judge.
Jan. 2, 2022
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Arizona health officials added 8,220 new confirmed cases to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard Saturday, the most in a single day since January 2021. One former state health official says the omicron variant may change the long-term outcome of the pandemic.
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Jan. 1, 2022
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Monoclonal antibodies doctors have been using aren’t as effective against the omicron variant of the coronavirus, which is on the verge of being the dominant strain in Arizona.
Dec. 28, 2021
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COVID-19 vaccines continue to be a politically divisive almost a year after they were released to the public. University of Arizona researchers offer five tips on how to have effective conversations about them with unvaccinated individuals.
Arizona hospitals adjust to omicron surge, new treatments
Dec. 28, 2021
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The omicron variant became the dominant variant in Arizona last week, and case totals have been spiking for several weeks around the state. Arizona Public Health Association Director Will Humble says numbers are high among young adults.
Dec. 26, 2021
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Just over half of the population in neighboring Sonora, Mexico is fully vaccinated going into this holiday season. More than 3.3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Sonora as of this week, according to state officials.
Dec. 22, 2021
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Through preliminary studies, Moderna found their booster shots provide a considerable increase in protection against the omicron Variant.
Dec. 20, 2021
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Aid groups and local health departments in Arizona and other border states have already been providing COVID-19 testing and offering vaccinations.
Dec. 15, 2021
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Thousands of Phoenix employees will get bigger paychecks, thanks to a City Council vote Wednesday. But not everyone’s happy. That’s because employees who prove they are fully vaccinated by Jan. 18, 2022, will get more.
Dec. 15, 2021
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Will Humble is the director of the Arizona Public Health Association and the former director of the Arizona State Health Department and he weighed in on what he believes would make an effective vaccine mandate.
Dec. 14, 2021
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The Maricopa County Health Department is a couple weeks into a pilot program in a Phoenix school district. The goal is to see if unvaccinated kids exposed to COVID-19 can remain in school, following certain protocols.
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Dec. 14, 2021
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Flu cases were unusually low last winter, and Arizona health officials attributed COVID-19 mitigation measures to slowing the spread of influenza. Now, COVID-19 cases are surging statewide in the midst of flu season, which means Arizonans are at elevated risk to get sick.
Dec. 12, 2021

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