Stories tagged: "coronavirus"


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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...

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Independent Music Venues Struggle to Stay Afloat During Pandemic

Ninety percent of independent venues report they will close permanently in a few months without federal relief, according to a survey of NIVA members. Like music venues around the world, the Paramount ballroom has been forced to endure months of limited work, reduced revenue, and a forced transition to the digital world – no easy...

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Arizona Superintendent Pushes for Schools to Return Online. Some Districts Are Following Suit.

At least two East Valley school districts changed course this week on returning to in-person classes following the holidays. Arizona schools Superintendent Kathy Hoffman asked Gov. Doug Ducey Saturday to return schools to online learning for at least two weeks as officials continue to monitor the severity of community spread of COVID-19 following the holidays....

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France Is Fast-Tracking Citizenship to Immigrant Essential Workers. The US Should Do The Same.

"Immigrants shouldn't have to risk their lives for citizenship. But it's telling that for the US even doing that isn't enough," immigration nonprofit said.