The state of Arizona recently passed 150,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with nearly half of them coming in the month of July. On Thursday, July 23, the state passed the grim milestone of 3,000 confirmed deaths with 89 reported that day. Read more
Cautious optimism: Moderna publishes results from vaccine trials, all 45 subjects produce neutralizing antibodies
By Amit Syal | 07/16/2020 9:47pm
This week, Moderna, the biotechnology company centered out of Massachusetts, released results from its second phase of vaccine trials for COVID-19. The company partnered with researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop the vaccine.
By University of Arizona 2020 Law Graduates | 07/14/2020 6:16pm
Dean Miller, Recent graduates of the James E. Rogers College of Law are facing unprecedented times. Of course, that is no surprise to anyone. Cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. are reaching dangerous levels. The Mayor of Phoenix has come out and stated that the city has reached a critical point.
By Amit Syal | 07/12/2020 8:17pm
On Saturday, July 11, the Centers for Disease Control issued new guidance saying that about 40% of people who have COVID-19 are likely asymptomatic, meaning they show or display no symptoms. The agency added that "asymptomatic cases are difficult to identify and transmission is difficult to observe and quantify."
By Jacob Mennuti | 07/10/2020 9:16pm
The Pac-12 announced on Friday, July 10, it will be moving to a conference-only season for several fall sports as well as delaying the start of all mandatory athletic activities until further notice. The conference still intends on playing sports in the fall.
By Jillian Bartsch | 07/10/2020 10:37am
A recent study done by Sleep Standards found that 41% of U.S. healthcare workers suffer from insomnia due to stress and social and environmental disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic. The research team conducted the survey in May 2020. They surveyed 1,002 healthcare workers and most reported sleeping an average of 5 hours a day during the pandemic.
By Amit Syal | 07/13/2020 7:01pm
Joann Sweasy, Ph.D., the previous interim director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center, was recently named the director of the center, making her the first woman to hold that position, according to a press release and Megan Guthrie, the assistant director of communications and public affairs for the center.
By Jacob Mennuti | 07/08/2020 9:07pm
As the start of the fall season continues to approach, the biggest question regarding collegiate sports continues to linger. Should the NCAA forge ahead with its plan for a sports season in 2020?
By Quinn McVeigh | 07/07/2020 4:32pm
Despite the assumption that the homeless can isolate easier, people working in the front-lines of homeless aid during this time have seen COVID-19 take a disproportionate toll on homeless populations.
By Jillian Bartsch | 07/03/2020 11:46pm
The College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture recently donated a new station to house the University of Arizona Emergency Medical Services crews between calls. UAEMS is a student-run agency of emergency medical technicians that responds to 911 medical calls on UA's campus 24/7. They have stayed staffed, responding to calls throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
White House officials visit Arizona to address shortage of healthcare workers amongst other concerns
By Amit Syal | 07/01/2020 11:08pm
This morning, members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force met with officials in Arizona to address the rising trend in COVID-19 cases across the state and shortage of healthcare workers needed to combat the pandemic. Arizona saw a few single-day records today with 4,878 new confirmed cases and 88 new confirmed deaths.
By Jacob Mennuti | 06/30/2020 6:58pm
The University of Arizona announced Monday, June 29, that its athletic department will be pausing its reentry plan after the increasing surge of positive COVID-19 cases in Pima County.
By Amit Syal | 05/09/2021 5:05pm
Arizona started this week with 1,559 new confirmed cases with 8,477 new tests reported. On July 20, the state reported 23 new confirmed deaths. A day later, Arizona had 134 new confirmed deaths on July 21, one of its most deadly days.
By Jillian Bartsch | 06/26/2020 4:27am
The University of Arizona startup, Botanisol Analytics, has won a $1.5 million contract to build systems for the Air Force Research Laboratory. The system they have built is a machine with sensors that can instantly analyze the chemical makeup of a virus test sample. The system was invented by Tom Milster who is an optical sciences professor at UA.
By Sam Burdette | 06/26/2020 9:11pm
University of Arizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbins and Reentry Task Force Director Dr. Richard Carmona spoke Thursday on the increase of COVID-19 cases in Arizona and how that will factor in the decision of whether or not to open the university campus.
By Amit Syal | 06/26/2020 4:28am
On Thursday, June 25, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield, told reporters that he believes the actual number of COVID-19 cases is 10 times higher than what is currently reported, per The Washington Post. “Our best estimate right now is that for every case that’s reported, there actually are 10 other infections," Redfield said.
By Amit Syal | 06/20/2020 2:12am
Dr. Christian Bime is a pulmonary and critical care physician who has been working on the front lines since the inception of the COVID-19 pandemic. After finishing a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2013, Bime started working at Banner University Medical Center — Tucson.
By Vivek Aking | 06/18/2020 8:12pm
As temperatures start to soar in Arizona, we can only hope that cases of COVID-19 don’t escalate with it in conjunction. However, the Arizona Department of Health Services announced that Arizona had a record-setting day of 2,519 new confirmed cases on June 18. So what effect does excessive heat have on the transmission of the virus?
The University of Arizona Reentry Task Force held its sixth weekly briefing Thursday morning in a new location: Health Sciences Innovation building, Room 305. This move from the Cole and Jeannie Davis Sports Center comes after UA athletes officially returned to campus Monday to train for the fall.
As of June 17, the U.S. has seen nearly 2.3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 alongside 120,000 confirmed deaths. However, a deeper look into these numbers shows that this pandemic has exposed the long-standing health disparities present in the U.S. healthcare system.