Arizona Bioscience News: COVID-19 in Arizona; SARRC expanding to Scottsdale; Valleywise Health upgrading

April 22, 2021

By Chris Farrington

TGen North in Flagstaff has launched a publicly accessible dashboard to track COVID-19 variants in Arizona and is analyzing up to 1,100 samples a day using genomic sequencing. The B.1.1.7 variant, first spotted in the U.K., is appearing in 60-80% of recent samples tested by Arizona State University. And vaccine appointments are becoming easy to find in many areas as supply is meeting demand.


TGen implements dashboard tracking COVID-19 variants in the state / Arizona Daily Sun


As B.1.1.7 variant becomes dominant In Arizona, younger people are at risk / KJZZ


Spread of COVID variant concerning to ASU expert / Arizona Public Media


People in Arizona who want a COVID-19 vaccine have lots of choices / Arizona Republic


As vaccine supply meets demand, Arizona maps path forward / 12 News


Arizona vaccination rate falling, health officials reach out to underserved communities / azfamily.com


State-run vaccination clinic begins operations at Northern Arizona University / Arizona Daily Sun


Some Arizona pets testing presumptive positive for COVID-19 / ABC 15


ASU President Crow expects only vaccinated to be on campus in fall / KTAR


NAU, ASU report over 100 active COVID-19 cases as spring semester nears end / Arizona Republic


Phoenix-based autism research center expanding to Scottsdale / KTAR

Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center will expand into a Scottsdale neighborhood center with two of its intervention programs—the Comprehensive Behavioral Program and the Community School.


Maricopa County healthcare system, Valleywise, undergoes major overhaul / Chamber Business News

Valleywise Health, Maricopa County’s healthcare system for low-income, underserved and ethnically diverse populations, is undergoing a major transformation, including a major upgrade and a new 10-story tower for its public teaching hospital in central Phoenix.


UA researchers studying health risks among women firefighters / azfamily.com

University of Arizona researchers have started a three-year study of the health of women firefighters to determine if hazards on the job could put them at higher risk for cancer and miscarriages.


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