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Q&A: COVID-19 edition

Last week, The Daily Wildcat put up a poll on Instagram asking what its followers would like to know about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Here are the top five questions and their answers. Read more

All UA study abroad programs canceled

The University of Arizona has canceled all current study abroad programs for the Spring semester due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. It has also ceased on-campus activities at its micro-campuses and moved their classes online. Read more

UA music professor to serve on National Council for the Arts

Professor Daniel Asia of the University of Arizona has been nominated to the National Council on the Arts. Asia is a professor of music (composition) at the university’s Fred Fox School of Music. According to his profile on the Fred Fox School of Music website, Asia has composed five symphonies and received an Academy Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2010. Read more

What are the different tests for COVID-19 and how do they work?

Nearly a month ago, on March 10, the U.S. had about 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Today, on April 7, the nation has a little over 12,000 confirmed deaths from the disease. What started out as an outbreak localized to one country has turned into a pandemic that has taken siege to at least 209 countries and territories and about 81,000 lives across the globe. Read more

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