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covid prevention pills
Initial results from trials of a new Merck COVID-19 treatment are showing promise, and other, similar pills, could also be on the way.
Oct. 4, 2021
Michael Worobey
As the world approaches two years since the first case of COVID-19 appeared in a Wuhan, China market, scientists still cannot say where the coronavirus originated. Science magazine recently convened four experts to hash out the leading hypotheses.
Oct. 4, 2021
rainy sidewalk during a monsoon
Northern Arizona University researchers have concluded the spores that can cause Valley fever thrive in wet conditions. Researchers say previous scientific hypothesis was the fungus, Coccidioides, likes a hot, dry environment.
Oct. 2, 2021
Arizona has reached another sad milestone in the pandemic. 20,000 Arizonans have now died from COVID-19. More than 1,000 Arizonans died from COVID-19 just in the month of September. That's nearly double the number lost in August.
Oct. 1, 2021
patient at a hospital
COVID-19 hospitalizations in Arizona are slowing after a summer surge, but the virus continues to strain health care resources in the state.
Sep. 29, 2021
Massage table
Gov. Doug Ducey has replaced all five members of the board that licenses massage therapists and investigates complaints against them.
Sep. 29, 2021
A judge has blocked a key portion of a new Arizona law that would have let prosecutors bring felony charges against doctors who knowingly terminate pregnancies solely because the fetuses have a genetic abnormality such as Down syndrome.
Sep. 29, 2021
Camelback Family Planning
OH Predictive Insights sent a poll out to Arizonans about the recent abortion bill passed in Texas. Many voters were not in favor of the bill being passed in Arizona.
Sep. 27, 2021
Little girl at school wearing mask and backpack
Arizona schools with mask requirements have been far less likely than schools without mask rules to have COVID-19 outbreaks, according to a report from the CDC. But the state's senior adviser on public health emergency preparedness says it doesn't benefit the public to debate the issue.
Arizona's Ban On School Mask Mandates Is Unconstitutional, Judge Rules
Sep. 27, 2021
Allister Adel
Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel is back at work after announcing that she was in treatment for alcohol use and anxiety in California for a few weeks earlier this month. Throughout the process, she has asked the public for patience and understanding. But some defense attorneys who face her office in court see hypocrisy in that request.
Sep. 27, 2021
Tucson Unified School District
The Tucson Unified School District has launched an app that will put academic resources and mental health support at students’ fingertips.
Sep. 24, 2021
An ongoing nursing shortage in Arizona will likely keep non-COVID-19 patients from quickly getting transferred to more equipped hospitals.
Sep. 24, 2021
Doctor's office
Banner Health is starting to see some positive signs on the COVID-19 front.
Sep. 23, 2021
child receives vaccine
Mexico has not yet opened up its COVID-19 vaccination program to anyone under 18. But a group of minors in a Sonoran border town received their first doses this week as part of a binational vaccination effort.
Sep. 22, 2021
A sign points the way to the emergency department
COVID-19 hospitalizations in Arizona appear to be leveling off. But fall is officially here, and hospital leaders worry seasonal illnesses will strain the state’s health care system.
Sep. 22, 2021
Construction worker
Phoenix is working on a new program to get more people to work. On Tuesday, the City Council unanimously approved using $10 million in federal funds to provide training, education and monthly stipends.
Sep. 21, 2021
COVID-19 testing sign
A new survey shows that despite efforts made by the state health department and local and federal governments over the last six months, many unvaccinated Arizonans are still unwilling to get the shot.
Sep. 21, 2021
COVID-19 vaccine at pharmacy
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that Santa Cruz County, which borders Mexico, has vaccinated 99.9% of its 18+ population. County officials put that number around 90%.
Get The Latest News On COVID-19 In Arizona
Sep. 18, 2021
A for-rent sign at a home
Maricopa County said this week that it will draw on its fiscal recovery fund to pay nonprofit Community Legal Services for 12 attorneys and six paralegals to help renters in the Phoenix metro area.
More Arizona Housing Stories
Sep. 17, 2021
hospital hallway
Banner Health’s poison control center saw 10 cases of ivermectin poisoning in August, some requiring hospitalization. Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Marjorie Bessel said the parasite medicine is in clinical trials to learn its value in treating high-risk COVID-19 cases.
Get The Latest News On COVID-19 In Arizona
Sep. 16, 2021


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