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Is a vaccine the silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Amidst a global pandemic, there seems to be a distant, perhaps too distant, beacon of hope to the billions of people around the world: a vaccine. However, much to most people’s dismay, creating vaccines is not exactly an overnight process. It takes much, much longer. Read more

Banner Health announces new process for COVID-19 testing in Arizona

This week, Banner Health announced that they will implement a new process regarding coronavirus testing. According to the press release, those with "exposure can now call Banner Health at 1-844-549-1851 to speak with a clinical team member to determine if testing is appropriate. The line will be staffed from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday." Read more

What the government is doing about COVID-19

As the covid-19 pandemic grinds the economy to a dramatic halt, federal, state and local government are attempting to find ways to mitigate the consequences. Here is a run-down of proposals at each level of government. We will update this periodically.  Read more

COVID-19: Young age doesn't grant total immunity

The U.S. population is currently about 327 million people, of which nearly one-third consists of people 65 years of age and older. That's a lot. The older generations lived through the Great Depression and fought in World Wars. Millennials and members of Generation Z are being asked to stay inside. To each their own. Read more

Main Library announces closure due to coronavirus

At 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, University of Arizona Libraries announced that the Main Library would be closed as of 5 p.m. the same night.  Along with the Main Library, CATalyst Studios, the Science-Engineering Library, the Fine Arts Library and Special Collections are also closed.  Read more