COVID-19

Few precedents for presidential candidates unable to stay on the ticket

President Donald Trump’s diagnosis with COVID-19 just a month before Election Day raises the question of what happens in the unlikely case a nominee is unable to continue as a candidate for the presidency.

Trump to spend several days at Walter Reed after COVID symptoms worsen

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was to be taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in suburban Maryland late Friday afternoon, where White House officials said he is expected to stay for “the next few days” for treatment of COVID-19.

Trump tests positive for COVID-19, Arizona rallies next week unlikely

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump tweeted early Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19, almost certainly cancelling planned rallies in Tucson and Flagstaff next week and throwing the presidential campaign into a new uproar.

U.S. House passes new pandemic relief bill, but talks lag on a bipartisan deal

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Thursday night narrowly passed a slimmed-down $2.2 trillion Democratic coronavirus relief bill that retains hundreds of billions in aid for states and local governments, boosts unemployment benefits and extends another round of $1,200 checks for each taxpayer.

All Arizona counties meet benchmarks for closed businesses to reopen

All 15 of Arizona’s counties now meet benchmarks to reopen indoor gyms, bars and movie theaters that were shut down during the coronavirus pandemic. 

American Indian tribes ‘very close to reaching a breaking point’ in COVID-19 response

WASHINGTON — Native American tribes are facing a dire situation from the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing some of them to a breaking point, American Indian health leaders told members of Congress Wednesday.

Trump and Biden quarrel over mask mandates and state shutdowns in first presidential debate

The two men vying to become the next president offered a stark contrast to voters on face mask requirements and on how soon state economies should reopen amid the pandemic, just two of many areas where they squabbled during Tuesday’s contentious and often chaotic first debate.

Kristin Urquiza, who wrote viral COVID-19 obituary, is Biden’s debate guest

Arizona native turned COVID-19 activist Kristin Urquiza will be one of former Vice President Joe Biden’s guests at Tuesday’s presidential debate against President Donald Trump. 

As COVID death toll nears 200K, AZ groups point to GOP’s ‘lack of leadership’

A small group of people with Progressive Democrats of America and the community group Living United for Change Arizona descended on the Arizona Republican Party headquarters in Phoenix on Thursday to draw attention to the thousands of lives lost during the pandemic. 

State pushes flu vaccinations to avert flu-and-COVID-19 ‘perfect storm’

Just over two in five Arizona adults got a flu shot last year, a number state officials are desperate to improve on before the onset of both influenza and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic this fall.
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