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UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (1/19)
777 14 %
Total (8/4)
127,198 3,646 %
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated January 19, 2021

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.”

New study finds less than 10% of Americans have antibodies against novel coronavirus

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.

Heart-throbbing: Are patients having heart problems post-COVID-19?

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

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.

Hablas Español? Spanish in an evolving medical stage

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.

Stuck at home and bored? Start making your own masks

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.