Kathy Ritchie likes to talk about things that make most people uncomfortable — like menopause.
The Show spoke with Dr. Nick Staab, assistant medical director with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, about the long-awaited new COVID-19 vaccine.
Sep. 20, 2023
Arizona pharmacies and doctors offices could start providing updated COVID-19 vaccines within a few days. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday recommended the shots for almost all Americans.
Sep. 12, 2023
The Show spoke with Dr. David Engelthaler, head of the infection diseases department at the Translational Genomics Research Institute, or T-Gen, more about the rising COVID-19 numbers.
Aug. 29, 2023
A group of doctors known for spreading misinformation about COVID-19 spoke in a second day of special hearings at the Arizona Capitol on Friday. Speakers continued to outline a litany of conspiracy theories about the pandemic before an all-Republican committee.
May. 26, 2023
The Show spoke with Jerod MacDonald-Evoy, who has been reporting on a special committee meeting, on what we can expect to hear from the selected speakers.
May. 25, 2023
The Show spoke with Dr. Kiran Raman on the new COVID-19 booster recommended to those 65 and older and those with weakened immune systems.
May. 24, 2023
After more than two years of testing, Mexico is rolling out a COVID-19 vaccine. María Elena Álvarez-Buylla, head of Mexico’s science and technology council, announced this week that the vaccine, known as Patria, is ready for use.
May. 4, 2023
Public health officials in the state say a new strain of coronavirus known as XBB.1.16 may be linked to an uptick in pink eye cases.
Apr. 28, 2023
A federal court of appeals has ruled the Biden administration has the power to require the state or any Arizona company with a federal contract to vaccinate all of its workers against COVID-19.
Apr. 21, 2023
The Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce a new COVID-19 vaccine within the next few weeks. The booster shot would target the omicron variant specifically and would be available for people 65 years and older or those with weakened immune systems.
Apr. 4, 2023
This week marks three years since former Gov. Doug Ducey issued an emergency stay-at-home order in response to the worsening pandemic. And health experts are still encouraging people to get vaccinated and boosted.
Mar. 15, 2023
Over the course of the pandemic, the federal government has bought the vaccines from the manufacturers and made them free for people who wanted them. But, as early as this fall, that program will end.
Mar. 13, 2023
The Department of Homeland Security says it will help local communities working with asylum seekers released from DHS custody to await their immigration proceedings in the U.S.
Mar. 1, 2023
A bill before the state legislature would ban schools from requiring students to get emergency use vaccines – a Covid success story that prevented 3 million deaths in the U.S. Meanwhile, a well-timed NIH review in the journal Science examines the strengths and weaknesses of the research response to Covid.
Feb. 2, 2023
With the coronavirus and the flu continuing to circulate, health experts in the state are reminding people about the importance of getting vaccinated against both. Booster shots remain helpful for tackling COVID variants, such as Omicron, according to Dr. Kiran Raman with the Arizona Department of Health.
Jan. 8, 2023
Arizona has surpassed Mississippi to become the state with the highest per capita death toll from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dec. 26, 2022
Following decades of progress and a 2000 declaration that the disease had been eliminated in the U.S., health officials are sounding a global alarm: Measles is regaining ground, and the recent polarization of vaccines isn’t helping.
Dec. 22, 2022
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
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
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