Arizona Bioscience News: COVID-19 in Arizona

July 16, 2020

By Matt Ellsworth

Arizona’s infection and hospitalization rates for COVID-19 remain among the highest in the U.S., pushing overtaxed clinical providers to the limit, but data suggest that mitigation strategies, including mask-wearing and closures of bars and gyms, may be blunting the spread. Meanwhile, the UArizona Cancer Center names a new director, Joann Sweasy.

AZ Gov. Ducey: Face masks, other pandemic-fighting efforts to last the rest of 2020 / Arizona Daily Star

Arizona data shows ‘some encouraging signs’ that COVID-19 outbreak is moderating / Arizona Republic

Weekly Update On The Science Of COVID-19: The History And Future Of Pandemics / KNAU

State of Arizona hiring nearly 600 out-of-state nurses to assist with COVID-19 care / Arizona Republic

A silent fight, a crushing foe: What it’s like inside an Arizona COVID-19 ICU as surge of patients pushes hospitals’ limits / Arizona Republic

In one day, Arizona’s COVID-19 surge leaves no walk of life unscathed / Arizona Republic

Shutting down bought Arizona time to prepare for COVID-19. Did the state use it wisely? / Arizona Republic

3 Valley clinics, 1 in Tucson part of Moderna’s final phase of COVID-19 vaccine trials / ABC15

Free, federally run test sites to open in Maryvale and south Phoenix this week / Arizona Republic

UA Medical School Public Health Director: Mandate Masks, Speed Up Test Results / KJZZ

Ducey announces efforts to expand COVID-19 testing through lab capacity and new sites / Arizona Republic

University of Arizona Cancer Center promotes Joann Sweasy to director / Daily Wildcat

Joann Sweasy, an expert in genomic instability and mutations, has been appointed director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Previously its interim director, Sweasy becomes the first woman to lead the cornerstone clinical and research center.

Entrepreneur: Valley software developer’s telemedicine platform grows amid pandemic / Phoenix Business Journal

Metro Phoenix-based OmniHealth is applying technology developed for retail and hospitality interactive kiosks to new use cases in telemedicine.

U of A Medical program off and running in Payson / Payson Roundup

A new program of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix is placing medical students in Payson for nine months of training in the nuances of rural medicine.

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