Health

Inside a drive-through COVID vaccine center for health care workers

The lines of traffic filled with front-line healthcare workers and those most vulnerable who had just received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Chandler was by design at the point of dispensing, or POD. 

Lawmaker asks AG if there’s middle ground in repealing Ducey’s emergency order

A Republican lawmaker wants the attorney general to weigh in on whether the legislature can rescind Gov. Doug Ducey’s emergency declaration for the COVID-19 outbreak without triggering some unintended consequences. Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills,...

Ducey, Christ look to speed up vaccinations after slow rollout

Less than 20% of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination doses have been distributed as the year comes to a close, a problem that Gov. Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services are looking...

December is Arizona’s worst month for COVID so far

December is on track to be the deadliest and most infectious month for the coronavirus pandemic in Arizona as the state continues to outpace every previous milestone, with more than 35 percent of the...

Arizona hospitals fuller than ever due to COVID spike

As 2020 comes to a close, Arizona hospital beds are filling up with COVID-19 patients at a historic rate. There are currently more hospital beds occupied by COVID patients in Arizona than at any point...

Congress passes massive ‘first step’ in pandemic relief with $900B package

WASHINGTON — Congress on Monday night approved the first major COVID-19 relief measure since the spring, a sprawling spending bill that would provide $900 billion in pandemic-related aid but still didn’t go far enough...

Congress strikes deal on new pandemic relief after settling dispute over Fed lending

WASHINGTON — A deal on a coronavirus relief package finally emerged on Sunday night, after members of Congress resolved a days-long impasse over a provision sought by U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania to...

Prison COVID outbreak spurs call to release vulnerable inmates early

Amid an outbreak of coronavirus infections in Arizona prisons that reportedly killed one of the wardens, activists and parents of incarcerated people are calling on Gov. Doug Ducey and state corrections officials to do more to protect inmates from COVID-19, starting with releasing inmates to relieve overcrowding in the state’s prisons.

Workers’ COVID-19 lawsuits could be quashed under GOP push in Congress

WASHINGTON — A wrongful death lawsuit filed in connection with a Tyson meat packing facility in Iowa alleged that managers secretly took bets on how many employees would get sick from COVID-19.

Ducey lauds start of vaccinations, warns of long road ahead with no new restrictions

After touring a site where a group of health care workers will become some of the first people in Arizona to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, Gov. Doug Ducey celebrated the “miracle of modern medicine” that is expected to tame the pandemic, while cautioning the public that the crisis is far from over.
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