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The UA to become point of distribution for COVID-19 vaccine

The Pima County Health Department has designated the University of Arizona to be one of the points of distribution for vaccination as a part of Phase 1B in the vaccine rollout plan. The UA will administer the Pfizer vaccine at no out-of-pocket expense. They will primarily be serving teachers, educators and childcare workers. This includes teachers, faculty and staff at the K-12 schools in Pima County, Pima Community College and over 15,000 faculty and staff at the UA. Read more

UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (1/19)
777 14 %
Total (8/4)
127,198 3,646 %
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated January 19, 2021

New study finds less than 10% of Americans have antibodies against novel coronavirus

Now nearly seven months into the pandemic, the world has seen a wide gamut of strategies to battle the coronavirus. In Sweden, the futile attempt to induce herd immunity led to a sharp increase in the number of deaths nationwide. In the U.S., despite nearly 7.5 documented infections and over 200,000 reported deaths, a new study published in The Lancet on Sept. 25 found that under 10% of Americans have antibodies against the coronavirus. Read more

Heart-throbbing: Are patients having heart problems post-COVID-19?

Researchers in Germany discovered something odd about the aftereffects of COVID-19, not when the spread of the virus first started stirring global panic, but rather months down the line. The possibility of a heart condition, myocarditis, was found at alarmingly high rates in an MRI imaging study of 100 people who had been recently infected with the coronavirus.  Read more

Green light therapy: Another tool in the toolbox for pain relief

Recent new research from the University of Arizona College of Medicine shows that green light therapy has the potential to be a treatment for painful migraines. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, migraines are the third most prevalent illness in the world. The Mayo Clinic says the condition is characterized by a “throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head." Read more

Sirius: a bright inspiration in the sky

Every night as you lay to sleep there lies a sky just beyond your roof, full of millions of luminous spheres of plasma, or rather stars. “Sirius,” a star that lies in the Canis Major Constellation, is the brightest star in our sky. Sirius is so bright that despite the massive amounts of light pollution, it can be seen by the naked eye across the U.S.  Read more

Stuck at home and bored? Start making your own masks

For those searching for a DIY quarantine activity, making your own masks may be the solution. Mask-making is a fun activity that goes a long way toward preventing the need to quarantine, helping the environment and allowing people to do everyday activities safely. Read more