Bioscience

Arizona Bioscience News: COVID-19 in Arizona

June 11, 2020

By Chris Farrington

The numbers of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Arizona are rising significantly due to increased community spread, leading public health and hospital officials to urge precautions including the wearing of masks. Testing is increasing throughout the state, to detect both the disease and antibodies. COVID-19 research continues in Arizona labs, including creating a special mouse that can get sick from the new coronavirus to help accelerate vaccine trials. 


Maricopa County urges masks and individual precautions to slow the increasing spread of COVID-19 / Arizona Republic


Tucson seeing spike in COVID-19 cases, hospitals approaching full capacity / Arizona Daily Star


State says it has enough lung machines, but Banner remains at capacity / Arizona Republic


COVID-19 is filling up Arizona’s ICUs. Here’s how hospitals are responding / KJZZ


Banner Health says the number of COVID patients on ventilators has quadrupled / azfamily.com


Arizona’s largest health system reaches capacity on ECMO lung machines as COVID-19 cases in the state continue to climb / Arizona Republic


University of Arizona doctor says rise in COVID-19 cases is due to community spread / KJZZ


Weekly Update on the science of COVID-19: Super-spreader events / KNAU


Flagstaff first responders tested for COVID-19 antibodies / Arizona Daily Sun


Arizona officials press hospitals to activate emergency plans because of COVID-19 cases / Phoenix Business Journal


Mice can’t catch COVID-19, so a UA lab is making new kind of mouse / Arizona Republic


New COVID-19 test could be coming to Pima County / KVOA


New Arizona-led study shows coronavirus began to spread in U.S. later than previously thought / Arizona Daily Star


Banner Health’s chief clinician urges COVID-19 precautions or crisis will worsen / Arizona Daily Star


University of Arizona expands coronavirus antibody testing throughout state / Arizona Daily Star


UA expands COVID-19 antibody testing to more groups / Arizona Public Media


Tucson airport will require passengers, others to wear face masks / Arizona Daily Star


Arizona hospitals leading the way during pandemic / Chamber Business News


Rising coronavirus cases have hospitals doubling down on visitation policies / ABC 15


Arizona health experts warn against delaying kids’ checkups, vaccinations / KTAR


My View: Tech industry wins are Arizona wins / Phoenix Business Journal (Op-ed)


3 Arizona startups compete in international bioscience competition / Arizona Republic

i-calQ, BMSEED and Equus Innovations are finalists competing at this year’s Bio International Startup Stadium contest, which helps to launch early-stage bioscience companies.


UA researcher develops system to reduce doctor’s appointment no-shows / Tucson Local Media

A University of Arizona researcher and founder of the startup Hipokratiz, LLC, in partnership with Tech Launch Arizona, is developing a software system that incorporates a reliable notification system and a video consultation service with medical providers to lessen the amount of patient no-shows.


Arizona physician leads US research for cancer medication / KTAR

An Arizona oncology physician was the lead United States researcher on a medication approved in April by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat patients that have been diagnosed with advanced stage ovarian cancer and keep them in remission.


Efforts continue to expand Flagstaff’s tech industry / Flagstaff Business News

The 20-year-old nonprofit Moonshot at NACET operates Flagstaff’s business incubator, business accelerator, workforce and laboratory space, and associated mentorship programs and works with other groups in northern Arizona to recruit, relocate, educate and guide entrepreneurs bringing concepts to market.


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