Beat: Impact: COVID News


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Tucson Wanted To Require COVID-19 Vaccines For All City Employees. Arizona’s Attorney General Called It Illegal.

As of last month, 76% of city employees had been vaccinated against COVID-19, while 546 employees had requested an exemption from getting the vaccine.

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One in Four New COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County Are Children

While the original strain of the virus had a lower infection rate among kids, the Delta variant is twice as contagious and more likely to infect children.

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This Arizona Tribe was a COVID Hot Spot. Then, They Stepped Up to Save Their People

The White Mountain Apache Tribe slowed the spread of COVID through contact tracing, surveillance of high-risk individuals, and vaccinations. The COVID-19 pandemic hit Native Americans especially hard. But as the spotlight turned to larger communities, including the Navajo Nation, the White Mountain Apache Tribe quietly battled to save its 15,000 members. Now, more than a...

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The COVID Vaccine Has Us Feeling Like Dancing. Here Are Some Feel-Good Songs to Set the Mood.

We put together two feel-good playlists you can listen to during your 15-minute observation period after getting the vaccine.

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Arizonans No Longer Need Appointments To Get Vaccinated At State-Run Sites

Demand for vaccination appointments has declined, as 40% of the state’s population had received at least one dose of the vaccine.

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Los Hispanohablantes De Arizona Pueden Llamar a Esta Línea Directa Para Programar Una Cita Para Vacunarse

La vacuna se ofrece sin costo alguno a todos en Arizona, sin importar si se tiene seguro médico o su estatus migratorio. El condado de Maricopa se ha asociado con la línea directa estatal 2-1-1 para ayudar a los hispanohablantes de Arizona a hacer una cita para la vacuna contra el COVID-19. La línea directa...

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Spanish-Speaking Arizonans Can Call This Hotline To Book Vaccine Appointments

Vaccines are being offered at no cost to everyone in Arizona, regardless of health insurance or immigration status. Maricopa County has partnered with the state’s 2-1-1 hotline to set up assistance for Spanish-speaking Arizonans that need assistance booking an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine. The hotline is offered through the Promotores program in partnership with...