COVID-19

There’s an avalanche of evictions coming. No one knows how big it will be.

Since March, most evictions in Arizona have been prevented because of state and federal rules enacted in response to the pandemic, but when the moratorium expires on June 30, thousands of Arizonans could be without a place to live. But no one knows just how many people will find themselves locked out of their homes.

Pause for Johnson & Johnson vaccine extended as federal health panel wrestles with next steps

WASHINGTON — Use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shot will remain paused for at least a week, after a federal vaccine advisory panel said Wednesday that it had too little data on a rare but serious blood-clotting condition reported in at least six women.

Arizona among states pausing J&J vaccine after recommendation from U.S. health officials

Arizona is pausing use of the J&J vaccine after top public health officials said six cases of a rare type of blood clot warrant a pause.

Women are bearing the brunt of the pandemic. Will we help them?

Nearly three million American women have suddenly vanished, and we have no idea if they’ll ever return. We of course mean the women who have been forced to drop out of the labor force over the past year in a COVID-related exodus that will have an impact lasting generations.  

AG says counties can ignore mask mandate ban, but Ducey can enforce in other ways

Gov. Doug Ducey’s recent executive order barring cities, counties and towns from requiring face masks likely doesn’t preempt local governments from issuing their own mandates, but he could probably still prohibit them through Arizona...

Special Report: Many members of Congress are vaccinated against COVID-19, but some still hesitate

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress were among the first people in the U.S. to have access to the sought-after COVID-19 vaccine when the initial doses became available in December.

Editor’s Thought Bubble: Ducey doesn’t care if we get sick

Make no mistake: The Ducey administration does not care how many of us get sick. Their entire mitigation strategy isn't built around protecting your well-being, but around making sure enough of us don't get sick that we fill up hospital beds.  

Ducey didn’t consult hospital leaders before scrapping mask mandates, business rules

Leaders of hospitals across Arizona are voicing disapproval with Gov. Doug Ducey’s decision to roll back local mask mandates and business restrictions meant to stop the spread of COVID-19, and the state’s public health chief said Friday the governor did not consult hospitals before ending restrictions. 

Ducey ends local mask mandates, business restrictions

Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday barred Arizona cities and counties from mandating masks in public places and businesses and rolled back statewide requirements that businesses require customers to wear masks and maintain physical distance...

Brnovich to sue feds over tax cut restriction in COVID relief act

Attorney General Mark Brnovich plans to sue the U.S. Treasury Department over a provision in a federal COVID-19 relief package that limits states’ ability to cut taxes.
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