Arizona Bioscience News: COVID-19 in Arizona

July 23, 2020

By Matt Ellsworth

As COVID-19 has shown signs of moderating in Arizona, innovation continues as researchers begin a study to investigate the impact Vitamin D plays on how a person responds to COVID-19, while the student-led Luminosity Lab at Arizona State University creates two PPE cleaners. A saliva test is becoming more widespread while a push is on for people who have recovered from the new coronavirus to donate blood to help ill patients.

COVID-19 modelers suggest keeping current restrictions in place for now. Here’s why / Arizona Republic

Arizona health official: Masks, executive orders help stabilize coronavirus spread / KJZZ

Researchers investigating possible link between vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19 / Arizona Republic

Some coronavirus patients find recovery a long and punishing climb / KJZZ

Vitalant asks COVID-19 survivors to donate convalescent plasma for ill patients / Arizona Republic

Flagstaff lab wants blood samples from people who recovered from COVID-19 /

University of Arizona expands free antibody test program for essential workers, plans study COVID-19 immunity / Arizona Republic

Arizona hospitals using antiviral medication to treat virus patients / KTAR

ASU rolls out Arizona’s first COVID-19 saliva test / Arizona Public Media

ASU says saliva test for COVID-19 could be a game-changer amid long wait times / ABC 15

Epidemiologist: The goal for COVID-19 testing is speed and access, not absolute numbers / Arizona Public Media

ASU student lab creates 2 cheap, portable personal protective equipment cleaners / KJZZ

Startup aims to create new vaccines for COVID-19, future pathogens / Arizona Daily Star

Number of new COVID-19 cases starts to flatten in Arizona and Pima County / Arizona Daily Star

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