Gabriella Khalaj

Gabriella Khalaj

Borderlands Reporter, Washington, D.C.
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As blood donations fell, FDA eased rules to roll up a sleeve and give

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration has eased some long-standing restrictions on blood donations in order to help blood banks keep up with demand, as infection concerns and COVID-19 stay-home orders were leading to widespread cancellations of blood drives and donation appointments.


4 inmate deaths from COVID-19 possible; critics assail prisons’ response

WASHINGTON - As many as four inmates may have died from COVID-19, according to the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry, which critics charge is not doing enough to protect prisoners and guards from infection in the tight quarters of a prison.

Florence Prison Complex photo

Arizonans stuck in Peru, like thousands hit by COVID-19 border closures

WASHINGTON - When countries started closing their borders this month in response to the coronavirus pandemic, it left thousands of Americans like Arizona State University senior Gabriela Fioretti.trapped overseas and struggling to find a way home from what was supposed to be a short trip.