A national epicenter for Valley fever infections, Arizona gets first major state funding boost in 15 years
Top researchers from the state’s public universities will get $3.1 million to pinpoint hotspots and infection patterns for Valley fever, a fungal disease that each year sickens thousands and kills dozens in Arizona. The funding marks the first significant state investment targeting the respiratory condition in at least 15 years.
Repeat safety violations, critical resource shortages put Arizona dialysis patients at heightened risk
Since 2019, nearly three-quarters of Arizona’s 130 outpatient dialysis clinics were cited for health and safety violations that could put patients at an increased risk for life threatening infections. COVID-19 has further compounded those risks as clinics face nationwide medical staffing and supply shortages.
Arizona parents representing various geographic areas, income levels, and racial and ethnic backgrounds reported changing jobs, turning down jobs, decreasing their hours, forgoing promotions or leaving the workforce entirely as a result of inconsistent or unaffordable care.
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Election officials didn’t count 27,327 ballots cast by Arizona voters in the November election, rejecting more than twice the 10,457 votes that flipped the state for President-elect Joe Biden in what was the closest raw vote margin of any state in the nation. The uncounted votes, which are legally rejected by officials for reasons such…
Experts say absent credible studies, ivermectin is an unproven treatment for COVID-19 and can cause dangerous side effects. The drug is approved by the FDA as an antiparasitic for humans and animals. Now one group is urging Gov. Doug Ducey to make ivermectin immediately available to populations at high risk for COVID-19.
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Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio defied a federal court order by allowing his deputies to nab scores of immigrants. President Donald Trump pardoned him. Now the immigrant victims are eligible for compensation. But where are they?