A new study is working to understand what the impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection and transmission is among students with the Moderna vaccine. Dr. Elizabeth Connick and Dr. Lori Fantry from the University of Arizona Department of Medicine are the researchers conducting the study. Read more
By Hillary Schiff | 08/18/2021 12:00pm
At the reentry task force meeting on Monday, University of Arizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbins began by welcoming students back to campus and updating that the campus will be completely equipped for in-person learning. He also emphasized the university’s recently-updated mask policy, which requires face-coverings in indoor spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained such as classrooms, laboratories and lecture halls.
By Jillian Bartsch | 08/04/2021 6:12pm
Two cases of the new delta-plus COVID-19 variant were detected in South Korea on Tuesday. This new variant may have traits such as increased transmissibility, stronger binding to receptors of lung cells and a potentially decreased antibody response compared to other variants.
By Hillary Schiff | 08/01/2021 10:51am
On Wednesday morning, Pima County Health Director Dr. Theresa Cullen held a press conference addressing recently updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mask-wearing guidelines for vaccinated individuals in light of the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant in the community. Cullen urged fully vaccinated individuals to wear masks indoors in compliance with new CDC guidelines.
By Kristijan Barnjak | 08/05/2021 2:36pm
The University of Arizona announced a list of updates to its COVID-19 protocols, including that it will not mandate, but strongly encourage, students to get vaccinated against the virus.
UA president sends email addressing executive order placing limitations on COVID-19 mitigation efforts
By Sam Burdette | 06/16/2021 9:12pm
Gov. Doug Ducey issued Executive Order 2021-15 restricting several methods of COVID-19 mitigation at Arizona public colleges and universities, including the University of Arizona, on Tuesday, June 15.
By Selena Kuikahi | 05/14/2021 5:36pm
Our one and only graduating senior in spring 2021 here at the Opinions desk reflects on what she's learned through the pandemic.
By Payton Toomey | 05/12/2021 7:09pm
Hope is high that, with the introduction of in-person commencement ceremonies, the University of Arizona campus can hit a wonderful post-pandemic normal by the fall.
By Amit Syal | 05/04/2021 2:05am
As the U.S. continues to vaccinate its population at extremely efficient rates, cases around the globe are surging, mostly driven by India and South America. India, a country with a population of nearly 1.4 billion, is seeing daily case counts higher than any other country at any point in the pandemic.
Taking classes during the pandemic has not been easy, but we have gotten through it. For the year in review edition of the Daily Wildcat, the enterprise desk presents eight stories out of the many lived this year that show the variety of experiences people had in online and COVID-19 precautioned classes. In our print edition there are four out of eight stories — with the rest posted online — from a student and a professor each in four University of Arizona colleges/schools: the College of Nursing, the School of Dance and the School of Theatre, Film and Television from the College of Fine Arts and the James E. Rogers College of Law.
By Jordan White | 04/28/2021 12:49pm
The Daily Wildcat recently spoke with former University of Arizona wide receiver Cedric Peterson via Zoom in an interview.
By Amit Syal | 05/11/2021 12:39am
On Jan. 21, 2020, the U.S. reported its first case of the coronavirus in the state of Washington — a man in his 30s became infected. In the past 15 months, the world has gained an immense amount of knowledge about the coronavirus. Let's take a look at the major developments since then.
By Amit Syal | 04/24/2021 5:51pm
On Tuesday morning, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a joint statement calling for a pause on the administration of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) coronavirus vaccine. The call came after the two agencies reviewed data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals who received the vaccine.
In this new mini-series from the enterprise desk, people who worked on campus throughout the pandemic share their experiences. This episode, hosts Vic Verbalaitis and Grant Hoover talked with Kennedy Bell, a cashier at the UA Bookstore.
By Andres Diaz | 04/06/2021 11:10am
Over the past week, coronavirus cases have increased dramatically, and the World Health Organization has announced that new deaths from coronavirus have risen by 5%. Healthcare workers are experiencing the brunt of this surge and are facing mounting mental health challenges as a result.
By Payton Toomey | 04/05/2021 2:04pm
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey thinks it's time for Arizona to return to normal, with no pandemic restrictions to speak of. Scientists and reasonable people alike think that this is premature and dangerous.
By Abbie Kosoc | 04/07/2021 2:17pm
The Center for Creative Photography is temporarily closed to the public through the spring semester. Although, their extravagant Finding Meaning exhibit and other collections remain open for online viewing. The curators of the CCP hope that the works can offer a space for community and collective reflection as the pandemic continues.
By Amit Syal | 04/05/2021 2:06pm
On Wednesday morning, Pfizer reported that its coronavirus vaccine, which has been authorized for Americans who are 16 years and older, is 100% effective in children ages 12 to 15. This encouraging news comes as experts warn of another resurgence of coronavirus cases, mostly driven by the younger population.
By Amit Syal | 04/02/2021 10:42am
A new study out of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides strong evidence that the mRNA coronavirus vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna are highly effective at preventing infection — and not only severe disease — by the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, in real-world conditions.
By Amit Syal | 03/28/2021 10:03am
Oftentimes, change can be good. Other times, change can be another hurdle to getting back to the sense of "normalcy" we felt before the pandemic.