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. Read more
By Amit Syal | 10/13/2020 1:28am
Nearly two weeks ago, President Donald Trump, alongside First Lady Melania Trump, tested positive for the coronavirus. In what became his most-liked tweet ever, Trump announced that he would begin the "quarantine and recovery process immediately."
By Jacob Mennuti | 10/06/2020 1:34am
Arizona football head coach Kevin Sumlin has tested positive for COVID-19 and has immediately entered self-isolation following the school’s most recent administration testing, the team announced on Monday, Oct. 5.
By Briana Aguilar | 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
By Udbhav Venkataraman | 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.”
By Amit Syal | 10/02/2020 9:50am
With over 7 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. and over 34 million worldwide, experts have been trying to figure out what has led to such an increased transmission of the coronavirus. New research out of the University of Arizona could help to elucidate this question.
By Amit Syal | 09/30/2020 8:28am
Imagine this: It's 2019, and you're leaving the house and remember to bring three things — your phone, wallet and keys. This year, that checklist might be a little incomplete. Without a mask or face covering, you'd be barred from entering a number of different places, including restaurants, hotels and airplanes.
By Aidan Rhodes | 09/27/2020 8:21pm
As Aidan, an aspiring elite athlete, became comfortable with a new routine living in Tucson, the pandemic suddenly pulled the ground out from underneath us all, forcing him to move away from the city and reminisce about what he misses most.
By Gloria Gomez | 09/27/2020 5:01pm
To mitigate declining profits, Pima County partnered with the Downtown Tucson Partnership to offer a reimbursement program aimed at developing outdoor spaces.
By Amit Syal | 09/27/2020 5:02pm
Now nearly seven months into the pandemic, the world has seen a wide gamut of strategies to battle the coronavirus. In Sweden, the futile attempt to induce herd immunity led to a sharp increase in the number of deaths nationwide. In the U.S., despite nearly 7.5 documented infections and over 200,000 reported deaths, a new study published in The Lancet on Sept. 25 found that under 10% of Americans have antibodies against the coronavirus.
By Annie Gao | 09/24/2020 10:18pm
Researchers in Germany discovered something odd about the aftereffects of COVID-19, not when the spread of the virus first started stirring global panic, but rather months down the line. The possibility of a heart condition, myocarditis, was found at alarmingly high rates in an MRI imaging study of 100 people who had been recently infected with the coronavirus.
Letter to the Editor: Responses to "Why the COVID-19 antibody test is useless on campus" from scientists who created the antibody test
By Guest Authors: Janko Nikolich-Zugich, MD, PhD; Deepta Bhattacharya, PhD; Ryan Sprissler, PhD | 09/22/2020 12:51am
As the scientists whose labs developed the [University of Arizona] antibody test for exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, we read with interest the opinion piece by Andrea Moreno last week in the Daily Wildcat (OPINION: Why the COVID-19 Antibody Test is Useless on Campus). We would like to offer our thoughts on exactly how the test is useful on campus.
By Jillian Bartsch | 09/19/2020 2:11pm
The UA Debate Series is launching a podcast version of their debate series this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic — the first live podcast will be released on Sept. 24, 2020.
By Andres Diaz | 09/14/2020 7:33am
At its core, the medical profession is founded on human connections. Long before the advent of modern medicine, let alone a relative understanding of science and the human body, care revolved around relationships, trust, and human touch.
By Johnnie Mitchell | 09/13/2020 8:23pm
For those searching for a DIY quarantine activity, making your own masks may be the solution. Mask-making is a fun activity that goes a long way toward preventing the need to quarantine, helping the environment and allowing people to do everyday activities safely.
By Andrea Moreno | 09/13/2020 1:41pm
'Test, trace, treat' is UA's motto for overcoming the Coronavirus on campus. One method of doing so, antibody testing, may not be as effective as hoped in helping accomplish this goal.
By Jillian Bartsch | 09/09/2020 2:02am
A University of Arizona coronavirus researcher, Jennifer Uhrlaub, never expected to fall ill to the virus until she tested positive on June 15. Uhrlaub suspects she was exposed to the virus when she visited her local grocery store before going on a road trip with her family to Nebraska.
Arizona soccer suspends activities after seven potential players and staffers test positive for COVID-19
By Jacob Mennuti | 09/03/2020 7:53pm
The University of Arizona women’s soccer team has suspended its activities for two weeks after seven players and staffers may have tested positive for COVID-19, the school announced on Thursday, Sept. 3.
By Amit Syal | 09/03/2020 4:57pm
Classes at the University of Arizona started on Monday, Aug. 24, and after much deliberation during the summer months, the UA decided to bring students back supported by its "Test, Trace, and Treat" plan. After an initial few days of very little cases, the past three days have seen a recent surge in cases.