Coronavirus Coverage

UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (12/8)
669 11 1.6%
Total (8/2)
66,070 1,065 1.6%
Includes tests since August 2, 2021
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated December 8, 2021

Misinformation regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine in the Middle East

03/25/2021 2:28pm

The issue is misinformation, new sources in the Middle East lack transparency, and the news content regarding covid-19 is fragile, which has led many Arabs to distrust the vaccine and spread misinformation regarding it. There are many reasons why people spread false information. Sometimes it is to create chaos and unnecessary fuss, manipulation, or sometimes to gain some sort of attention. Since the pandemic began in 2020, the distribution of false statements and false news about the coronavirus and covid-19 have increased exponentially. 

Disability rights advocates call for Ducey to prioritize people with disabilities in vaccine distribution

03/16/2021 4:56pm

On Friday, Feb. 26, the Arizona Center for Disability Law along with various other disability rights advocacy organizations and members of the disability community sent a letter to Gov. Doug Ducey requesting a meeting to engage with disability rights organizations to discuss vaccine access to members of the Arizona Long Term Care System and their caregivers regardless of age and setting. 

CDC releases new guidance for vaccinated Americans

03/19/2021 10:23am

On Monday morning, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To date, there have been three vaccines that have received an emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, with the most recent being the one produced by Johnson and Johnson. 

Are you eligible to get your coronavirus vaccine right now?

03/03/2021 7:09am

Arizona alone has had over 818,000 COVID-19 cases and upwards of 16,000 deaths. With around 1,000 COVID-19 cases being reported daily recently, some students may be eager to get vaccinated. The good news is that there are three U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved vaccines. Unfortunately, the general population of college students has yet to receive them. 

UA Rec Center faces overcrowding, mask-wearing noncompliance

03/02/2021 12:47am

The University of Arizona Student Recreation Center is a popular spot for students to unwind after a long day of online classes. In the late afternoon, masked students often cluster at the entryway, sometimes waiting up to 30 minutes for the gym to dip below maximum capacity so that they can begin their workout. 

OPINION: Pandemic hypocrisy is getting out of hand

02/25/2021 12:39am

After more than a year living in a pandemic, shocking numbers of people are still failing to take basic precautions to avoid spreading COVID-19. Even more shocking is when the evidence of irresponsible behavior is documented on social media alongside posts calling for caution.

Access software on the cloud with VCAT

02/25/2021 12:31am

University of Arizona students in need of running essential programs for classes can now access them on a server without downloading anything to their personal laptops or physically going into a computer lab.