As vaccine slots open to all adults, Gov. Doug Ducey lifts COVID-19 restrictions and prohibits local mask mandates in most instances. While new cases remain low, the more contagious B.1.1.7 variant, first spotted in the U.K., is now present in about a third of test samples analyzed by the Arizona State University Biodesign Institute. A TGen researcher contributes to a study that provides likely reasons why older people, males, and smokers have been affected more severely by COVID-19.
Arizona’s healthcare industry has proven to be an important business sector across the state, not only for patient care but also for increased economic development, according to leading economists and industry advocates.