Stories tagged: "public health"


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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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Banner Health, Arizona’s Largest Hospital Network, Requiring Vaccines for Employees By Nov. 1

The company cited flu season, the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant, and the high hospitalization rate among unvaccinated as reasons for the requirement.

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Where to Find the Hundreds of Heat Relief Stations Hidden Throughout the Valley

Local organizations have created a number of free resources available for cooling off and staying hydrated.

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Here’s How Arizonans Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired Can Get Help Signing up for the Vaccine

One local organization is offering to help people with vision loss or combined vision and hearing loss make their COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

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The Day After Receiving His Second Vaccine Dose, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Rolled Back COVID-19 Restrictions and Mask Mandates

The governor ordered that schools reopen for in-person instruction the day after receiving his first shot of the vaccine.

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The Worst Is Over: Health Experts Optimistic as COVID Spread Declines as Vaccine Rolls Out

Arizona’s COVID-19 cases have dropped significantly as vaccination efforts have spread rapidly across the state.

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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...