This afternoon, Gov. Doug Ducey updated guidance so that local governments are given the power to implement mask and face-covering policies after requests from mayors around the state. Read more
By Amit Syal | 06/15/2020 10:12pm
On Monday, June 15, Congressman Ruben Gallego and two health experts Will Humble and Andy Slavitt, held a press conference to discuss the rising trend in COVID-19 cases in Arizona. Humble is the current director of the Arizona Public Health Association and former director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, preceding the current director Dr. Cara Christ. Slavitt is the former acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under former President Barack Obama and the current host of the podcast "In the Bubble."
By Jacob Mennuti | 06/11/2020 8:10pm
The University of Arizona athletic department is preparing to bring its student-athletes back to campus beginning on June 15. UA athletic director Dave Heeke and Dr. Stephen Paul of C.A.T.S. Medical Services held a virtual press conference on Thursday where they laid out the universities’ reentry plan for its student-athletes.
By Quinn McVeigh | 06/10/2020 2:18am
As confirmed COVID-19 cases quickly approach 7.4 million, a group of University of Arizona researchers is giving the public something to be optimistic about. Jun Wang, an assistant professor in the UA's College of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, along with his lab team — Chunlong Ma, Yanmei Hu and undergraduate student Tommy Szeto — have identified compounds that block the viral replication of SARS-CoV-2, the pathogen responsible for causing COVID-19.
By Amit Syal | 06/10/2020 2:13am
This week, the state of Arizona reached a grim milestone of 1,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 shortly after the nation passed 100,000 confirmed deaths the week before. After a glimmer of hope of partial reopenings surged across every state, Arizona is now seeing an increased number of ventilators being used, an upward trend of cases and intensive care unit numbers on the rise as well.
By Sam Burdette | 06/05/2020 3:39pm
University of Arizona student leaders joined the Reentry Task Force this week to discuss concerns about reopening in the fall.
By Amit Syal | 06/02/2020 7:35pm
Restaurants and bars are packed, school is over and summer break recently started. It couldn't have aligned any better. Gov. Doug Ducey recently lifted stay-at-home orders for Arizona on May 15, and nearly two weeks later, the state has seen a trend of rising cases of COVID-19.
Frog & Firkin and other bar-restaurant establishments have officially reopened their patios for dining services. Downtown social spots like Hi Fi are welcoming back customers on account of Gov. Doug Ducey’s green light to open as of May 15. Many people are already out getting drinks with friends, some sporting face masks and others opting not to.
By Priya Jandu | 06/02/2020 1:36am
UA President Dr. Robert C. Robbins discussed the known specifics of fall reentry plan during an NBC Meet the Press roundtable discussion.
By Jillian Bartsch | 06/01/2020 5:33am
COVID-19 has affected many people, one example is by affecting child development due to disrupting the normal relationship with caregivers. Research is being done to further understand the effects.
By Alexandra Pere | 06/03/2020 11:27am
The University of Arizona Student Recreation Center pool is an oasis for students looking for a cold release from triple-digit temperatures. Despite Gov. Doug Ducey lifting restrictions on gyms and apartment pools during the COVID-19 pandemic, the pool remains closed.
By Sam Burdette | 05/28/2020 8:09pm
Members of the University of Arizona Reentry Task Force met at a press conference Wednesday, May 27 to discuss the strategies they plan to employ in monitoring and lessening the spread of COVID-19 should in-person classes start up again this fall.
By Professor Brett J. Esaki | 05/28/2020 3:18pm
Recently, the Surgeon General of the United States proclaimed the pandemic will be “our Pearl Harbor moment.” As a Japanese American and researcher of Asian American religion, art and history, this turn to the image of Pearl Harbor results in my profound dis-ease.
By Amit Syal | 05/27/2020 6:44pm
Nursing homes and assisted living facilities: The index case of COVID-19 in the U.S. started here in the state of Washington and to date, these facilities make up a very large percentage of deaths related to COVID-19. As of May 22, roughly 42% of COVID-19 deaths across the nation have occurred in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, according to The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity.
By Amit Syal | 05/23/2020 2:22pm
A new test has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration recently: the antigen test made by Quidel Corporation. This is the third major type of test to be approved.
By Sam Burdette | 05/26/2020 3:54pm
University of Arizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbins announced at a press conference Wednesday, May 20 a new Reentry Task Force, which would help prepare for the reopening of the UA campus in fall 2020. The task force will be led by former Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona, who now works as a professor at the UA in the College of Public Health.
By Maggie Rockwell | 05/19/2020 8:42pm
The 156th Annual Arizona Commencement for the University of Arizona’s Class of 2020 was the most unique one yet, taking place virtually amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on May 15 at 6 p.m.
By Amit Syal | 05/19/2020 10:40pm
As pretty much every state around the nation begins to open up in phases, it can sometimes be too easy to put the past behind us and forget about the nature of the highly transmissible novel coronavirus. As of May 19, there have been over 1.5 million confirmed cases alongside 92,000 confirmed deaths in the U.S. The country as a whole has seen a downward trend in both cases and number of deaths recently, but as people start to adventure out of their homes, this trend could very easily revert back upward.
By Ella McCarville | 05/19/2020 7:31pm
As undergraduate seniors prepare to graduate and move to a new stage of life, around 40 medical students at the Tucson and Phoenix campuses have already taken that step due to the COVID-19 crisis, according to the Arizona Daily Star. The Daily Wildcat sat down with one of the doctors who opted to graduate early — Ricardo Ayala, who was preparing to practice medicine in Detroit, Michigan.