Stories tagged: "coronavirus"


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Arizona’s Second-Largest School District Makes Quarantining Students Optional After Governor Calls It Unlawful

As school resumed in the Chandler Unified School District on Wednesday students are no longer required to mask up or quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19.

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A Vaccinated Arizona Lawmaker Got COVID, But Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Skip the Vaccine

Out of the nearly 2.3 million people Arizonans fully vaccinated, less than .05% have been diagnosed with COVID. Arizona Rep. Alma Hernández announced last week that she had been diagnosed with COVID-19.  While that isn’t surprising more than a year into the pandemic, Hernandez’s case is notable because she’s already received both doses of the...

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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.