COVID-19 in Arizona

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Biden orders tougher mask rules as part of overhauled COVID-19 strategy

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s first policy focus after being sworn in? Overhauling the disjointed federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which claimed another 4,400 American lives on his first day in office alone.

Study: Arizona’s COVID outbreak began in late February 2020

COVID-19 continues to ravage Arizona, but a study of the genomes of a number of people who became infected with COVID-19 in Arizona has led researchers to believe that Arizona’s outbreak of COVID-19 likely began in late February 2020 and started with a strain of the virus that likely originated from either Washington or Europe. 
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Biden pledges massive vaccine uptick as states struggle with confusion over dosage numbers

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden on Friday sketched out his proposal for overhauling the country’s slow and uneven effort to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19, pledging to open more centers for administering those shots, boost the public health workforce, and improve the information flow to states so they can better plan.

Ducey’s attempt to hand-wave away our COVID crisis only highlights his failure

Maybe if Doug Ducey had donned a brown hooded robe or grown a trim white beard, his Obi Wan Kenobi impression would have worked and the Jedi mind trick he tried to pull off Monday would have been successful.

Supreme Court Justice Bolick contracted COVID-19 last month

Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick contracted COVID-19 over the holidays, a court spokesman confirmed.
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Feds tell states to give COVID-19 vaccine to anyone 65 and older in bid...

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Tuesday directed state officials to expand who is getting vaccinated for COVID-19, and announced that all available doses will be distributed to states instead of holding back a reserve of follow-up doses.

Ducey calls for tax cuts, return to classrooms in virtual State of the State...

In an unprecedented State of the State address, given remotely for the first time in Arizona history, Gov. Doug Ducey pledged new — though vague — action to help Arizonans who are struggling economically and students who are struggling educationally as the COVID-19 pandemic wears on.

What COVID-19 restrictions are in place at the Capitol?

With COVID-19 precautions in place to restrict how the state legislature conducts business this session, the public will have limited ways in which it can weigh in on proposed legislation. 

Biden: ‘Irresponsible’ of Biggs, other GOP to refuse masks while sheltering during Capitol riot

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden on Monday chastised GOP lawmakers for refusing to wear masks while they were held in a safe location as a violent mob of pro-Trump supporters stormed the Capitol last week.
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Record number of COVID cases, deaths in Arizona to begin 2021

The start of the new year has brought a record number of new cases and deaths from COVID-19 in Arizona, with the first week of 2020 being its deadliest week on record. 
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