Coronavirus cases in Arizona include the variants from California and the United Kingdom, which brings uncertainty to how quickly COVID-19 may spread in a new surge and the effectiveness of the vaccines. Since December, Arizona has seen 140 positive COVID-19 samples of the variant from California and five of the variant originating in the UK. Metrics continue to improve with a dramatic decline in cases and hospitalizations and more vaccinations every day—including now one in seven Maricopa County adult residents who have received at least one jab. And some universities have announced plans to return to normal in the fall.
Researchers are seeing California COVID variant in Arizona / azfamily.com
More than 1 in 7 Maricopa County adult residents have COVID-19 shot /Arizona Republic
Extreme weather nationwide is delaying Arizona’s COVID-19 vaccine shipments / Arizona Republic
Minorities, under-served communities lag in Arizona vaccine totals / Arizona Daily Star
COVID-19 cases in Arizona surpass 800,000, 15,000 deaths / AZ Big Media
Phoenix medical researcher TGen to sell cancer-testing unit / Arizona Republic
Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix has agreed to sell Ashion Analytics, a testing company that uses genomic information to help doctors prescribe cancer treatments, to Exact Sciences Corp. of Madison, Wisconsin.
Launched in 2012, the Arizona SciTech Festival is running a virtual month-long event through Feb. 28 and will consider keeping a virtual option along with in-person events in the future.
Feb. 18-Feb. 28: Arizona SciTech Festival