Stories tagged: "public health"


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A Phoenix Health Expert Recommended Protecting the Public—and Then the Threats Started

The events would have brought nearly 4,000 teams to Phoenix in the upcoming months. A public health expert says she received threats Wednesday after she advised Phoenix officials to cancel several upcoming youth sports tournaments in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Saskia Popescu, an infectious disease epidemiologist and adjunct professor at the...

Gregg Sasek, dispersed recreation manager for the Coronado National Forest Santa Catalina Ranger District, demonstrates how ground along the Palisade Trail has been burnt out making it easy for hikers to sink a leg into the soil, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, near Tucson, Ariz. Various dangers are still being accessed throughout the Coronado National Forest as a result of the Bighorn Fire. (Josh Galemore/Arizona Daily Star via AP, Pool)
Two Fronts: How AZ Fire Fighters Battled Blazes and Coronavirus at the Same Time

Firefighters had the difficult task of keeping two looming dangers at bay: large-scale wildfires and a highly-transmittable virus.

All staffers at Flower Child restaurant, part of Fox Restaurant Concepts' Phoenix-based eateries, wear masks and gloves as the restaurant complies with guidelines as it is able to open up for dine-in service as Arizona slowly relaxes restrictions due to the coronavirus Monday, May 11, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
CDC Report Finds That Arizona’s COVID Peak Ended When Mask Ordinances Began

Gov. Doug Ducey prevented local governments from implementing their own public health guidelines until mid-June.

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Trump Will Get Top-Notch Care for COVID-19. Not All Americans Can Say the Same.

The care Trump is likely to receive in the coming days will set him apart from most people who’ve contracted the virus, a disproportionate percentage of whom have been Black, Latino, or low-income.

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10 Months into the COVID Crisis and Experts Say These Are Still the Best Ways to Protect Yourself

While the Trump administration has repeatedly undermined the CDC in its efforts to combat the virus, science has proven that mask-wearing and social distancing are vital in preventing and reducing chances of transmission.

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Gov. Ducey Ignored His Own COVID-19 Safety Advice. Again.

Ducey attended an event at the White House Thursday without a mask, despite encouraging Arizonans to wear face coverings to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Cases Are Spiking in More Than 35 States and Trump Just Withdrew From the World Health Organization

The Trump administration on Tuesday officially notified the United Nations that the United States would withdraw from the World Health Organization.