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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.
Research preprints skip peer reviews to get new info out faster. But are they reliable?
The need for faster publication of findings sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic increased the acceptance of research published in preprint services like medRxiv. But how reliable are they? A new study tried to find out.
Dec. 26, 2022
Expect high COVID-19 vaccine costs when federal support ends
Arizona currently lags the nation’s already low 14% booster rate and faces one of this winter’s worst COVID-19 outbreaks. Now, an editorial in the journal JAMA Health Forum warns of an impending condition looming in the new year: sticker shock.
Dec. 22, 2022
AZ reports lowest number of COVID-19 cases in 5 weeks
The Arizona Department of Health Services added 8,281 COVID-19 cases in its weekly update Wednesday — that's the lowest count in five weeks. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have downgraded the COVID-19 community levels for much of the state.
Dec. 21, 2022
Why are seniors skipping the updated COVID-19 booster?
Why are some older adults who got the first series of COVID-19 vaccines skipping the updated booster? As KJZZ reported last week, even in nursing homes, where residents were hit hard by the virus, there seems to be little desire to get this latest shot.
Dec. 20, 2022
How Valleywise is handling the tripledemic influx of sick kids
Kids are more likely to get seriously sick from the flu, RSV and COVID-19, all of which are seeing skyrocketing rates right now. So what does an influx of sick kids look like on the frontlines?
Dec. 19, 2022
Long COVID-19 death toll reached 3,500 in first 30 months of the pandemic
A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics says more than 3,500 people in the U.S. died from long COVID-19 in the pandemic’s first 30 months compared to more than 1 million deaths from initial COVID-19 infection. That number is likely low.
More Arizona science news
Dec. 15, 2022
The pandemic showed how broken the childcare system is
The "tripledemic" is taking its toll on workplaces and childcare centers alike. And that's creating some major frustrations for American parents who lack paid sick leave.
Dec. 15, 2022
What you need to know about COVID-19 and POTS
Experts have previously linked COVID-19 infection to a debilitating condition called POTS, which causes symptoms like dizziness, palpitations and elevated heart rate when standing up. Less clear was the association between POTS and COVID-19 vaccines. A new study offers some clues.
Dec. 14, 2022
Arizonas COVID-19 outbreak is the among worst in the U.S., but not as bad as last winter
Arizona’s health department reported 11,550 new COVID-19 cases in its weekly update Wednesday. That’s a decrease from last week, but the state's outbreak remains among the worst in the country.
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Dec. 14, 2022
Study: Over 2 years, COVID-19 vaccines prevented 3M U.S. deaths
This week marks two years since the U.S. began distributing and administering COVID vaccines. A new study estimates how much worse the pandemic might have been without them.
Dec. 14, 2022
COVID didnt just hurt test scores — it crushed kids attention spans
Data shows the pandemic lead to many students facing learning loss. But high school math teacher Torie Martin says it’s not just the education progress that’s been lost. It’s students’ ability to focus and their drive to learn.
Dec. 14, 2022
While COVID-19 raged, archival history research was pushed to the back burner
During the pandemic, a lot of businesses re-imagined themselves. But historians were also affected by the pandemic. Much of their work is done in libraries and archives, places where lockdowns didn’t get a lot of publicity.
Dec. 13, 2022
Why this Valley graphic designer left his career to become a nurse
Even as we celebrated health care workers during the pandemic, not many of us decided to change the course of our entire lives and become one. Danny Neumann is not most of us.
Dec. 12, 2022
Tempe was at the forefront of wastewater testing for COVID-19, other emerging health crises
In the pandemic’s early days, Arizona State University transformed its wastewater monitoring project for the city of Tempe from an opioid monitor to a COVID-19 early warning system.
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Dec. 12, 2022
Tripledemic continues in Arizona as flu, RSV and COVID cases remain higher than last year
Health officials in Arizona are urging people to mask up, as reported cases of flu and RSV are still trending higher at this time of year than in 2021. COVID-19 infection rates and hospitalizations, as a result, also remain problematic.
Dec. 10, 2022
Tripledemic is affecting Phoenix Indian Medical Center
Health officials around the country are talking about the so-called "tripledemic" of RSV, the flu and COVID-19. And Dr. Claire Nechiporenko of Phoenix Indian Medical Center shares those concerns.
Dec. 9, 2022
UA receives $7.3M from CDC to join long COVID project
COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are trending high in the state. But experts are still wrestling with the complexities of long COVID. A new CDC project at UA could provide a better grip on the condition, especially in underserved communities.
Dec. 7, 2022
AZ hospitals remain busy as COVID and flu cases rise
Arizona’s hospitals continue to see high volumes of patients with respiratory viruses amid a severe season for RSV, influenza and COVID-19.
Dec. 7, 2022
CDC report reiterates urgency of teen mental health crisis
Poor mental health among adolescents has grown from a pre-COVID concern to a post-pandemic crisis. A new CDC report identifies some underlying causes and calls for a multipronged approach for helping affected teens.
Dec. 5, 2022
Most AZ counties now have high community COVID levels
COVID-19 cases have ramped up across the country in recent weeks. Now, the latest CDC report shows the majority of Arizona counties have high community levels of the virus.
Nov. 30, 2022