Stories tagged: "coronavirus"


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$22 Million Latino Anti-Disinformation Campaign Wants to Debunk Vaccine Lies

While the presidential election may be over, Latinos are now exposed to lies about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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How Is Gov. Ducey Spending AZ’s COVID Relief Funds? Democratic Lawmakers Want Answers

Five Arizona Congressmembers are questioning how the governor is allocating $1.9 billion in federal money designed to provide relief during the pandemic. Arizona’s Democratic lawmakers are asking Gov. Doug Ducey for more transparency on how he has allocated relief funds for the COVID-19 pandemic. The state’s five Congressional House Democrats sent Ducey a letter on...

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Biden Signed Nearly 30 Executive Orders This Week. Here Are Three That Can Help Arizona Now.

Some orders signed by the president will impact housing insecurity, mask safeguards, and student loans for everyday Arizonans.

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Already Had COVID? Donate Plasma to Help Current COVID-19 Patients

Some studies show that plasma therapy may speed recovery time for COVID patients, which is why Arizona blood-donation organizations are collecting blood that hospitals can administer. As vaccinations for COVID-19 continue nationwide, blood donation agencies are stepping up efforts to encourage those who’ve had the disease and recovered to donate their plasma to help treat...

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Tourette Syndrome Symptoms Worsen Under Pandemic Stress

Two recent studies found people with Tourette's saw their tics, anxiety, and compulsions worsen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Other Pandemic: Loneliness Widespread With Loss of Social Connections

Clinicians fear prolonged isolation and anxiety amidst pandemic could elevate youth suicide risk. The pandemic has affected different people in different ways, causing financial stress due to job loss, sliding grades, relationship pressures, and worries that vulnerable loved ones could contract COVID-19. But one factor that has affected Americans across the country is the loss...

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Arizona’s COVID Cases Are Surging, Yet Ducey Wants to Cut Funding From Schools That Lose Enrollment

Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman said Ducey was ignoring the reality of COVID-19 and its effects on schools.  Schools that have lost students during the pandemic would see their funding cut under a proposal Gov. Doug Ducey outlined Monday in his annual state-of-the-state address, a speech that hardened his longstanding resistance to school and...