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UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (11/25)
1,756 16 %
Total (8/4)
87,495 2,762 %
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated November 25, 2020

Knocking down the COVID-19 disparities through university community partnerships

11/19/2020 4:57pm

The University of Arizona, in partnership with Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, made Arizona one of the 11 states that are participating in the National Institute of Health’s Community Engagement Alliance Against COVID-19 Disparities. With a $1 million-a-year grant, the Arizona CEAL COVID Consortium is working with over 30 community leaders and organizations to identify and combat COVID-19-related health disparities.

Moderna releases interim coronavirus vaccine data, over 94% effective

11/18/2020 9:32am

The pandemic, which has resulted in over 55 million infections and 1.3 million deaths worldwide, has started to result in major fatigue, demonstrated by daily case counts across the U.S. touching 200,000. About a week after Pfizer released early coronavirus vaccine data, Moderna — a biotechnology company based in Massachusetts — released its early results. The data shows that the vaccine is more than 94% effective.

Should professors be more lenient with assignments due to stress and anxiety?

11/12/2020 11:50am

It should come as no surprise that anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America has stated that anxiety disorders are affecting approximately 40 million adults in the United States. This translates to having 18.1 percent of the United States population being diagnosed, with only 36.9 percent of that cohort receiving treatment.

Comparing and contrasting the influenza virus and coronavirus

10/27/2020 9:54am

With COVID-19 cases now on the rise across the United States, worries of flu season have also come up, especially with it being right around the corner. Their striking similarities may be hard to point out from each other; however, telltale signs can easily differentiate them.

EDITORIAL: Cancelling Spring Break was not the right move

10/22/2020 11:41pm

On Oct. 14, Provost Liesl Folks sent an email officially cancelling Spring Break for the 2021 spring semester. Citing efforts to “limit the spread of COVID-19,” the university replaced the week-long break with a series of five reading days spread out throughout the semester, with one in February, two in March and two in April, with only March 9 and 10 being on consecutive days. This development has sparked the Opinions Board at the Daily Wildcat to put together a statement on not only the Spring Break decision, but also health in the time of online school in general. 

Antiviral drug remdesivir becomes first approved treatment for COVID-19

10/22/2020 5:56pm

On Thursday, Oct. 22, the antiviral drug, remdesivir, received a full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, making it the first official and approved treatment for COVID-19. The drug, sold under the brand name Veklury, has been used under an emergency use authorization which was issued back in May.

Tohono O'odham Nation donates money to Arizona universities for COVID-19 research

10/20/2020 4:15pm

With cases of COVID-19 on the rise in virtually every part of the nation, minority groups, namely Native Americans, continue to face disproportionately higher rates of severe infections and deaths due to COVID-19. In Arizona, Native Americans comprise just 5% of the state's population, yet makeup 11% of known deaths due to the coronavirus.

UA professors' outlooks on online STEM education six weeks into fall semester

10/09/2020 8:19pm

 Zoom is known globally as the go-to website for online schooling. Although it has made teaching accessible to millions of students, there is no doubt that the company has had its issues. Three University of Arizona professors have varying levels of frustration when it comes to teaching via Zoom. On a scale from one to 10, 10 being the most frustrated with Zoom, the professors' answers varied from three to 10 to even saying that it depends on the day. 

Infection, isolation, confusion and resilience: The impact of COVID-19 on group homes for people with developmental disabilities

10/02/2020 9:49am

Group homes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have been one of the hardest hit by this pandemic. The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities defines intellectual disability as “a disability characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior, which covers many everyday social and practical skills.”