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Anxiety patients handled COVID-19 stress better than most. It could help everyone in the future
New research finds that while the COVID-19 pandemic caused lots of people to feel anxious, it did not have that effect on patients already getting treatment for anxiety.
ASU football hit with NCAA sanctions
Arizona State University and four former members of its football coaching staff have reached an agreement with the NCAA on penalties for impermissible in-person contact with recruits during the COVID-19 dead period.
April 19, 2024
How kids born during COVID-19 quarantines may be affected by allergies
There’s a growing body of research looking into how kids born during COVID-19 quarantines may be affected by allergies going forward.
March 26, 2024
CDC relaxes some of its COVID-19 safety protocols
On Friday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said people with no symptoms, but who test positive, do not need to quarantine.
March 1, 2024
CDC: Adults 65+ should get latest COVID-19 booster
On Wednesday, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Mandy Cohen endorsed the recommendation for adults 65 and older to receive an additional, updated dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Feb. 28, 2024
She drastically altered her life because of COVID-19. This zine project helps her feel less alone
While the world has largely moved on from the COVID-19 pandemic, for Michelle Dawn, that’s not possible. It’s an isolating experience that led her to find a community of her own online — The Covid Logs.
Feb. 27, 2024
It doesn’t mean you’re safe: Arizona doctor shares caution around COVID-19 guideline revisions
Dr. Frank LoVecchio, an emergency medicine physician with Valleywise Health, says there could be drawbacks from some people to proposed revisions in the COVID-19 guidelines from the CDC.
Feb. 16, 2024
Indigenous families in 3 Arizona counties can get help repairing homes from $2M grant
A nonprofit that started off providing relief for Native families during the pandemic is now helping Navajo and Hopi families repair their homes. From KJZZ’s Fronteras Desk in Flagstaff, Michel Marizco reports.
Feb. 5, 2024
Long COVID is disproportionately affecting Latinos. Theyre struggling to get diagnosed
The Show spoke with Lygia Navarro, an independent journalist and contributor for Palabra, the nonprofit news outlet for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, about how Latinos are disproportionately dealing with long COVID.
Jan. 30, 2024
Mohave County Board of Supervisors votes to end COVID vaccination contract
The CDC’s Bridge Access Program reimburses states for vaccinations given to uninsured residents. The Mohave County contract ends after June 30.
Jan. 19, 2024
Golf courses and food trucks have recovered from pandemic drops, while bowling hasnt
The U.S. Census Bureau has released new data on the pandemic’s impact on recreation and social activities.
Jan. 19, 2024
COVID-19 hospitalizations are up in Arizona and around the U.S.
There were 502 people admitted to Arizona hospitals for COVID-19 during the week of Dec. 23. That’s much higher than weekly admissions the state reported during summer and fall. But it’s a small fraction of the hospitalizations the state saw during the last three years.
Jan. 1, 2024
Most AZ nursing home residents havent gotten COVID booster
There’s some good news and bad news in the world of vaccines. Most nursing home residents in Arizona still haven’t gotten their COVID-19 booster. And for the first time, vaccines are available to protect against four respiratory illnesses.
Dec. 28, 2023
As vote nears, world leaders vie over rules for stopping next pandemic
The COVID pandemic saw many abuses of the legally binding International Health Regulations. Now, with a vote on IHR amendments looming this March, some fear that world leaders aren’t doing enough to guard against future pandemics.
Dec. 14, 2023
$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.
Dec. 7, 2023
Expert: Arizonas vaccine exemption rate in kindergarten just a disaster waiting to happen
According to the CDC, the national rate of vaccine exemptions among kindergarteners is at 3%, the highest it's ever been. CDC data also shows exemptions in Arizona trending higher, even before the pandemic.
Nov. 22, 2023
Take precautions for COVID-19 this Thanksgiving, health department says
With Thanksgiving and other holiday gatherings approaching, Dr. Kirin Raman with the Arizona Department of Health Services said Arizonans should take precautions as COVID-19 and other seasonal respiratory infections spread.
Nov. 21, 2023
Only 6% of nursing home residents got COVID boosters
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, only 6% of residents in Arizona nursing homes are up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccines. For staff, that figure is even lower. Just over 1% received the latest booster or the bivalent shot in the past two months.
Nov. 20, 2023
Vaccines rates lag as holidays approach
Thanksgiving gatherings and travel are just weeks away, and respiratory-illness season is ramping up. Yet, just 17% of people in the U.S. — and less than 16% of Arizonans — have receive the latest COVID-19 booster.
Nov. 13, 2023
Expert: Return to normal against 3 viruses not going to go well
Earlier this month, President Joe Biden declared the COVID-19 pandemic over. But many experts say COVID still isn’t just another seasonal respiratory virus and, even if it were, it would be hard to manage when people are struggling to get, and pay for, vaccines.
Sept. 29, 2023
SOAPBOX: An observation on student behavior coming out of the pandemic
Do you ever wonder what your kid's teacher is thinking? This week, we're hearing from Arizona educators for the latest collection in our SOAPBOX series, where listeners tell their own true stories.
Sept. 27, 2023