A woman gets a COVID-19 Pfizer booster shot in the "Im Lauesch" nursing home of Strasbourg, eastern...
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Arizona reports 2,916 new COVID-19 cases, 69 more deaths Saturday

Arizona health officials on Saturday reported 2,916 new COVID-19 cases and 69 additional deaths from the disease.
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Odds of school virus flare-up lower with mask mandate, study says

Researchers say Arizona schools without mask requirements were several times more likely to experience COVID-19 outbreaks than schools with mandates in place when the current school year began.
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Kevin Stone

Arizona says it has plenty of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine supply for booster shots

Arizona has an ample supply of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for people eligible to get booster shots under new federal recommendations, the state health department said Friday.
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Arizona reports 2,998 new COVID-19 cases, 10 more deaths Friday

Arizona health officials on Friday reported 2,998 new COVID-19 cases and 10 additional deaths from the disease.
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Ongoing nursing shortage in Arizona sidelines non-COVID patient transfers

An ongoing nursing shortage in Arizona will likely keep non-COVID-19 patients from quickly getting transferred to more equipped hospitals.
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CDC leader adds people with risky jobs to COVID booster list

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday endorsed booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans, opening a major new phase in the U.S vaccination drive against COVID-19. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed off on a series of recommendations from a panel of advisers late Thursday. The advisers said boosters […]
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Arizona reports 3,013 new COVID-19 cases, 69 more deaths Thursday

Arizona health officials on Thursday reported 3,013 new COVID-19 cases, the most in nearly two weeks, and 69 additional deaths from the disease.
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FDA backs Pfizer COVID-19 boosters for seniors, high-risk

The U.S. moved a step closer Wednesday to offering booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to senior citizens and others at high risk from the virus as the Food and Drug Administration signed off on the targeted use of extra shots. The FDA authorized booster doses for Americans who are 65 and older, younger adults […]
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Arizona reports 2,106 new COVID-19 cases, 74 more deaths Wednesday

Arizona health officials on Wednesday reported 2,106 new COVID-19 cases and 74 additional deaths from the disease.
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CDC: 99.9% of eligible residents in southern Arizona county are vaccinated against COVID-19

Santa Cruz County has fully vaccinated nearly all of its residents who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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J&J: Booster dose of its COVID shot prompts strong response

LONDON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday that a booster of its one-shot coronavirus vaccine provides a stronger immune response months after people receive a first dose. J&J said in statement that an extra dose — given either two months or six months after the initial shot — revved up protection. The results haven’t […]
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Poll finds over half oppose Ducey’s ban on mask mandates in Arizona schools

A poll of Arizonans showed more than half oppose Gov. Doug Ducey's ban on mask mandates in schools and withholding funds from districts that have mask requirements.
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A vial of Covishield, an Indian made vaccine for COVID-19, lies at a vaccination center set up at a...
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Arizona reports 1,934 new COVID-19 cases, 71 more deaths Tuesday

Arizona health officials on Tuesday reported 1,934 new COVID-19 cases and 71 additional deaths from the disease.
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Griselda Zetino

Carmona ‘cautiously optimistic’ about Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for younger kids

Arizona’s top pandemic adviser feels “cautiously optimistic” about Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for younger kids and believes it could help cut down the transmission of the virus.
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COVID has killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 flu

COVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did — approximately 675,000. The U.S. population a century ago was just one-third of what it is today, meaning the flu cut a much bigger, more lethal swath through the country. But the COVID-19 crisis is by any measure a colossal […]
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Arizona reports 2,020 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths Monday

Arizona health officials on Monday reported 2,020 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths from the disease.
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Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon — a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters. The vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech already is available for anyone 12 and older. But with kids […]
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Tempe Center for the Arts announces return to in-person performances, vaccine requirement

Tempe Center for the Arts last week announced its fall lineup and a return to live, in-person performances for the first time in over a year with added requirements.
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As COVID-19 restrictions ease, Valley traffic returns and carbon emissions rise

Traffic has returned to metro Phoenix in a big way, causing delays in morning and afternoon commutes and increasing carbon emissions in an area that has long-standing problems with air quality.
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Arizona’s rural patients struggle to transfer to full state hospitals

As Arizona’s biggest hospitals fill up with COVID-19 cases, physicians in some of the state’s smaller or more rural communities fear it’s their patients who need specialty care who will pay the ultimate price.
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Arizona reports 2,457 new COVID-19 cases, 26 more deaths Sunday

Arizona health officials on Sunday reported 2,457 new COVID-19 cases and 26 additional deaths from the disease.
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Arizona reports 2,742 new COVID-19 cases, 108 more deaths Saturday

Arizona health officials on Saturday reported 2,742 new COVID-19 cases and 108 additional deaths from the disease.
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Arizona couple who fought with cops after mask request sentenced

A Yuma couple has been sentenced to time behind bars on convictions stemming from a 2020 incident in which they fought with police after coughing on Walmart employees who asked them to wear masks during early months of the pandemic.
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US panel backs COVID-19 boosters only for seniors, high-risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dealing the White House a stinging setback, a government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots across the board, and instead endorsed the extra vaccine dose only for those who are 65 or older or run a high risk of severe disease. The twin votes represented […]
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Arizona reports 2,830 new COVID-19 cases, 19 more deaths Friday

Arizona health officials on Friday reported 2,830 new COVID-19 cases and 19 additional deaths from the disease.
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Phoenix’s TGen joins research effort seeks to understand ‘long COVID’

What is "long COVID," and could you be suffering from it? Phoenix's Translational Genomics Research Institute is involved in a new study to increase understanding of the condition.
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Scottsdale arts center to require visitors be vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19

A Valley arts organization will require visitors to be vaccinated or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before attending an event starting in two weeks.
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Danny Shapiro

Report shows 100% of Arizona private sector jobs recovered since pandemic start

The August employment report released Thursday by the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity showed that the state has recovered 100% of private sector jobs since the beginnings of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Danny Shapiro

Carmona wants Arizona’s focus on public health, not politics, in fight against COVID-19

When Dr. Richard Carmona joined Arizona's COVID-19 response team as an adviser late last month, one of his first goals was to shift the conversation about the pandemic from politics to public health.
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Kevin Stone

Brnovich calls lawsuit ‘first torpedo’ in fight against Biden’s vaccine plan

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich called his lawsuit against President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine plan “the first torpedo” in what could be a multistate attack against the policy.
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