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Signs for the COVID-19 vaccine
Earlier this year, anytime Arizona’s health department opened registration for COVID-19 vaccine appointments, tens of thousands of slots would be booked within minutes. That’s changed.
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Apr. 12, 2021
Brock Aguilar-Hoyle
Individuals ages 19 and under make up about 16% of all COVID-19 cases reported in the state, according to Friday figures from the Arizona Department of Health Services. They account for 28 of the state’s 17,000 COVID-19 deaths.
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Apr. 9, 2021
Vaccination card
Through KJZZ's Q&AZ reporting project, several listeners have asked how homebound seniors can get the coronavirus vaccine. In Arizona, efforts are underway to make that happen.
Apr. 9, 2021
mask sign
The city of Tempe is the latest community to announce that it will continue to enforce its mask mandate. Tempe joins Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff in continuing to require masks.
Apr. 9, 2021
Sue Sisley
Recently, one research study was completed that focused on whether marijuana could help veterans with PTSD. The Valley’s Dr. Sue Sisley led the study, and The Show spoke with her about some of the conclusions.
Apr. 8, 2021
Phoenix Municipal
The state-run vaccination site at Phoenix Municipal Stadium will relocate on April 12 to Desert Financial Arena on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. Since the the Phoenix Municipal Stadium site opened in February, it has administered 171,202 doses.
Apr. 8, 2021
Arizona Senate building
Republican lawmakers in Arizona failed Wednesday to approve a sweeping abortion bill in the Senate that would have made it a felony for a doctor to terminate a pregnancy in which the fetus has a genetic abnormality after a single Republican joined Democrats in voting no.
Apr. 8, 2021
A worker administers a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
Two weeks ago, Arizona was averaging about 500 COVID-19 infections per day, according to Biodesign Institute data. The average is now about 630 per day.
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Apr. 7, 2021
Cremated remains in crematorium incineration chamber
The pandemic has affected an extraordinarily high number of aspects of our lives, including how and how often we gather together in groups. That has had a dramatic impact on funerals and memorial services. At least in part, that’s also led to an increase in how many cremations are being carried out.
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Apr. 7, 2021
A sign telling customers to wear a mask at an Arizona grocery store
Despite Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order, the Phoenix mayor and City Council announced they will continue to enforce a mask mandate within the city limits.
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Apr. 7, 2021
billboard in north Phoenix for the Mask Up Arizona campaign
Arizona’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic was among the least effective of any state, according to a new report from University of California, Berkeley.
Apr. 6, 2021
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation giving businesses, nursing homes and others a broad shield from lawsuits related to COVID-19. Backers say businesses shouldn’t have to worry about the potential for frivolous lawsuits. Democrats say the measure would reward bad actors who flouted health guidance and endangered their workers or the public.
Apr. 6, 2021
Mesa Public Schools vaccine event
Older adults who want to age in their own home sometimes require additional support — they may need meals delivered or a ride to a doctor’s appointment. The coronavirus pandemic imposed many more hurdles on this population, especially when it came to vaccine access.
Apr. 5, 2021
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Clinical trials are an important step in finding treatments for certain diseases, like Alzheimer’s disease which has no cure. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, there are concerns that participation in these trials has been lagging.
Apr. 5, 2021
San Carlos, Sonora
Officials in neighboring Sonora have so far been relaxed about health requirements for visitors to popular tourist destinations during spring break and Semana Santa. But they say they will be strictly enforcing the rules this holiday weekend.
Apr. 2, 2021
Mexico's First Vaccine
Medical personnel in Mexico are demanding the government keep its promise to prioritize coronavirus vaccinations for health care workers. Hundreds of doctors, most of them from the private sector, are protesting in Mexico City and preparing lawsuits, as they try to get vaccinated.
Apr. 2, 2021
Michael Druschel
Arizona has been dealing with a shortage of physicians and other medical professionals for years. And that problem is even more dramatic in rural areas of the state, leaving certain places to rely — in some cases — on one doctor.
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Apr. 2, 2021
Syringe
As of this week, more than 2 million Arizonans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. In neighboring Sonora, Mexico, large-scale vaccination hasn’t even started in the capital city. But older adults are set to begin receiving doses next week.
Apr. 1, 2021
CDC coronavirus testing sample
Studies in Germany and the United Kingdom show that 20-70% of COVID-19 patients experience neurological and psychiatric problems months after other symptoms have subsided. A recent review explains some of the ways the virus might affect the brain.
Apr. 1, 2021
The State Farm Stadium vaccine site in Glendale
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced Wednesday that additional workers are being added to meet the high demand at state-run COVID-19 vaccine sites.
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Apr. 1, 2021

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