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White House orders workplace vaccinations, state officials vow fight

WASHINGTON - Just hours after the Biden administration issued regulations Thursday to require that businesses mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for their workers, Arizona officials were vowing to fight what one called a "direct attack" on personal liberty.


Pediatricians accepting COVID-19 vaccine appointments for kids 5 to 11 in advance of FDA, CDC approval

PHOENIX – With the expected approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for children 5 to 11, pediatricians in metro Phoenix are taking advance appointments for early November to administer the vaccine.


‘Don’t give up’: Arizona high school football players join forces to address teen suicide

PHOENIX - Understanding the epidemic of teen suicides, Arizona high school football players work with Teen Lifeline and the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club to create PSA’s and spread the word that there is hope.


Nonessential border travel ban to be lifted after nearly 20 months

WASHINGTON - Fully vaccinated non-essential travelers will be allowed to cross the U.S. border from Mexico starting in November, ending nearly 20 months of pandemic restrictions that were choking businesses in border communities.


Valleywise Health sees ‘modest decline’ in COVID-19 cases but fears nursing shortage will worsen

PHOENIX – As more Arizonans get vaccinated, Valleywise Health reports a decline in the number of COVID-19 cases. However, the health system’s severe nursing shortage remains and could get worse.


HHS says COVID-19 vaccinations may have saved 1,000 lives in Arizona

WASHINGTON – COVID-19 vaccinations have saved an estimated 1,000 lives in Arizona and have prevented as many as 2,800 hospitalizations for the disease, according to recent estimates from the Department of Health and Human Services.


Latino cartoonist’s ‘TOONDEMIC’ fights COVID misinformation

TEMPE – Political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz is the latest contributor to the COVID Latino project, which aims to disseminate information – and counter COVID-19 misinformation – through art.


COVID vaccine added to requirements for immigrants seeking permanent residency

PHOENIX – Immigrants seeking permanent residency now must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, along with polio, measles and other infectious diseases. But access to vaccines around the world is uneven.


COVID-19 death toll in Arizona expected to top 20,000 this week

WASHINGTON - Arizona is on pace to reach 20,000 COVID-19 deaths this week, according to state data, as the disease that seemed to be waning just months ago has come roaring back with a new variant and new battles on safety protocols.


As COVID-19 pandemic wears on, demand increases for deworming drug ivermectin

Prescriptions for the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin to treat COVID-19 are increasing, and one Phoenix feed store has struggled to stock the medication, which in some forms is used to deworm large animals.


Poor nutrition heavily influences COVID-19 death toll, studies find

Obesity and dietary issues are contributing to complications and deaths from COVID-19 infections, multiple studies and health officials say.


Few masks, much excitement: High school football returns with look of pre-COVID era

PHOENIX – Unlike the start of the 2020 season, when masks, hand sanitizers and social distancing was the norm, the COVID-19 pandemic seemed to be an afterthought for many at Friday’s high school football games.