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  Study: Leaving middle seat open on planes reduces COVID exposure risk

  Vaccine advice for pregnant, postpartum women after J&J pause

  COVID safety rules may limit your trip — even if you’re vaccinated

  Arizona reports 419 new cases of COVID-19; 17,109 total deaths

  Experts warn against vaccine hesitancy

  J&J recipients, health experts respond to temporary halt of vaccine

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Kino drive-thru vaccination site to permanently close May 14

  US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J shots in blow to vaccine drive

The Navajo & Hopi Families Relief Fund implements Clean Hands Project to fight spread of COVID-19

  Pima County pauses distribution of Johnson & Johnson vaccine following CDC announcement

Poll: 15% of Americans worse off a year into pandemic

Spokesman: New Mexico pausing administration of J&J vaccine

  Selena Gomez and J.Lo headline vax concert for poor nations

The concert, which airs May 8 on ABC, CBS and FOX as well as on iHeartMedia radio stations and YouTube, will also showcase the Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder, J Balvin and H.E.R.

Vaccine demand falls at University of Arizona state POD

The vaccine site at the University of Arizona is having trouble filling all of its open appointments.

  Pima County sees decrease in new vaccination appointments, officials work to figure out why

County officials said they’re working to reinforce the community’s confidence in safely getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

  Half of US adults to be vaccinated by end of week

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nearly 46% of adults in the US have already received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and about 28% are fully vaccinated.

  Drivers wanted: Record demand at Uber as vaccinations rise

  Tweaked COVID vaccines in testing aim to fend off variants

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  Shops, gyms, outdoor dining restart in Britain

  Georgia pauses Johnson & Johnson vaccine site after adverse reactions

LIVE BLOG: COVID-19 vaccine rollout across Arizona

ADHS to launch ASU Desert Financial Arena vaccination site Monday

Speakers will include ADHS Director Dr. Cara Christ.

Report: Hotel will house Olympic athletes with COVID-19

The measure underlines the risk of trying to hold the Olympics and Paralympics during a pandemic.

More than 12,000 vaccine doses adminstrered to inmates across Arizona

The ADCRR says the department has received 11,690 doses thus far from the Arizona Department of Health Services and has administered 10,091 vaccines at the ten state prison complexes to date.

MILESTONE: Arizona administers 4 millionth COVID-19 vaccine dose

Arizona has administered its 4 millionth dose of COVID-19 vaccine and is ready to get more vaccine into people’s arms

  Stalled at first jab: Vaccine shortages hit poor countries

As many as 60 countries might be stalled at the first shots of their coronavirus vaccinations because nearly all deliveries through the global program intended to help some of the world's poorest nations are blocked until as late as June.

  Arizona says COVID-19 cases expected to slightly increase

Any time there’s an increase in coronavirus cases, it’s cause for concern. But at this time, officials say it’s no reason to be alarmed.

Pima County changes hours for COVID vaccine registration assistance line

And as a reminder, staff at the Tucson Convention Center vaccine site are also assisting people with vaccine registration.

  Arizona sees no J&J adverse reactions; several states pause operations

Georgia, North Carolina and Colorado have all paused vaccination efforts at some sites with the Johnson and Johnson vaccines after a limited number of people had adverse reactions. The CDC is evaluating the situation across the nation. State officials there say there is no cause for concern.

Gov. Ducey signs HB 2770, Arizona businesses not required to enforce mask mandate

According to HB 2770, “a business in this state is not required to enforce on its premises a mask mandate that is established by this state, a city, a town or county or any other jurisdiction of this state”.

  CDC ties COVID clusters to youth sports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says youth tournaments and extracurricular activities are creating clusters where coronavirus can spread among children.

  Pfizer asks US to allow more kids to get vaccine

Pfizer asks Food and Drug Administration to expand the use of its COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 12 to 15.

  No region in the world spared as virus cases, deaths surge

Nations around the world are setting new records for COVID-19 deaths and new coronavirus infections, and the disease is surging even in some countries that have kept the virus in check.

  WHO chief decries ‘shocking’ vaccine imbalance

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that on average, one in four people in rich countries has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, compared to only one in 500 people in low-income countries.

  FEMA to start taking applicants for COVID-related funeral reimbursements

A new reimbursement program from the Federal Emergency Management Agency could take some of the financial burden off grieving relatives.

U of A opens 8,900 vaccine appointments Friday

People age 16 and older are eligible for vaccination at the U of A site, including other state-run PODS.

  Florida sues federal government to allow cruises to sail

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the no-sail order is outdated and hurts the state as the industry generates billions for the economy and employs tens of thousands of Floridians.

Wear your mask despite governor’s order, COVID researchers advise

CDC recommends the continued use of masks in public, even for fully vaccinated people, and asks the public follow guidance to maintain social distancing, avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.

To mandate or not mandate? Greater access to COVID-19 vaccine raises ethical questions in sports world

The St. Louis Cardinals have become the first publicly known team to have more than 85% of its players, coaches and personnel vaccinated.

Disability community vaccination event to be held in Phoenix this weekend

An appointment is required to receive the vaccine.

  Governments give varying advice on AstraZeneca vaccine

A patchwork of advice was emerging from governments across Europe and farther afield, a day after the European Union’s drug regulator said there was a “possible link” between the AstraZeneca vaccine and a rare clotting disorder while reiterating the vaccine is safe and effective.

  COVID-19 patient receives lung transplant from living donors

Kyoto University Hospital said it was the world’s first transplant of lung tissue from living donors to a person with COVID-19 lung damage.

  Where are the FEMA vaccination sites?

The State of Arizona and FEMA have to work out the details and that may be taking longer than expected.

  University of Arizona studies if vaccinated people can spread coronavirus

Research has proven the vaccines are effective at preventing the disease, but Dr. Connick said the new study will determine if the shot stops a person from transmitting the virus to others.

Pima County expands COVID-19 indoor vaccinations

TMC already has been informing first-dose patients of the change in location to receive their second dose.

  Study shows a third of COVID-19 survivors suffer mental health or neurological symptoms

A third of COVID-19 survivors may suffer longer term mental health or neurological symptoms, a new study in the journal Lancet Psychiatry finds.

  UK advises limiting AstraZeneca in under-30s amid clot worry

The EU’s drug regulator says it has found a “possible link” between the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine and a rare clotting disorder but said that the benefits of the shot still outweigh the risks.

TMC moving vaccine efforts to Udall Park due to heat

In these first four months of vaccinating Tucson, TMC has given more than 100,000 doses and hopes to see continued momentum as vaccine efforts ramp up even more.

  CDC: Variant found in Britain most common in US

Walensky says new outbreaks have been tied to youth sports and day care centers.

  As states expand vaccines, prisoners still lack access

Nationwide, less than 20% of state and federal prisoners have been vaccinated, according to data collected by The Marshall Project and The Associated Press.

Athletes saying ‘no’ to autograph seekers symbolic of COVID-19 era

Online sports autograph market booming during pandemic.

Indoor drive-thru vaccination site opens at warehouse in Mesa

The Dexcom drive-thru site, near Mesa-Gateway Airport, is the first of its kind among the state-run vaccination sites.

  Woman recovering after rare windpipe transplant from donor

Doctors say this drastic operation could potentially help other people including COVID-19 patients left with serious windpipe damage from breathing machines.

AZ Attorney General says AZDHS, not Ducey has authority over mask mandate

Brnovich informally says the Arizona Department of Health Services, not Gov. Ducey, has the authority to rescind the mask mandate but has not written any regulations on the matter.

Onsite registration assistance available for walk-up vaccinations at TCC

Walk-up COVID-19 registration is available in Pima County.

  At Disney World, smiles won’t be hidden for much longer

Starting Thursday, visitors to the theme park resort will be able to remove their masks temporarily for outdoor photos.

  Nearly half of new US virus infections are in just 5 states

New York, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey together reported 44% of the nation’s new COVID-19 infections.

UA president encourages students to get vaccinated, says grads can bring up to 4 guests to commencement

All ceremonies will be live-streamed for those who wish to attend virtually.

TUSD staff, eligible students can get the COVID-19 vaccine through Walgreens this week

Walgreens will offer the Johnson and Johnson vaccine at the TUSD District Administration Building this week.

  Official: EU agency to confirm AstraZeneca blood clot link

Any further doubts about the AstraZeneca vaccine would be a setback for the shot, which is critical to Europe’s immunization campaign and a linchpin in the global strategy to get vaccines to poorer countries.

  Man arrested at Disney Springs refused temperature screening, refused to leave, deputies say

Kelly Sills of Baton Rouge, La., refused to undergo a temperature screening at Disney Springs, according to deputies, which Disney requires as a COViD-19 precaution.

  Study: Moderna vaccine lasts at least 6 months

The report Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine echoes what Pfizer said last week about its vaccine, which works in a similar way.

  Viral thoughts: Why COVID-19 conspiracy theories persist

Conspiracy theories about the coronavirus have flourished since the global pandemic was declared a year ago. Researchers want to know why.

  Norwegian Cruise Line to resume trips in Greece, Caribbean

Norwegian said Tuesday that it plans trips in late July in the Greek islands and in August in the Caribbean.

  Most kids with serious inflammatory illness had mild COVID

The unusual post-infection condition tends to be milder in kids who were sicker with COVID-19, although more than half of affected youngsters received intensive hospital care, according to a CDC analysis.

Kino Event Center to transition from COVID-19 testing to vaccination site

Public vaccinations at the Kino Event Center will begin April 12.

  Norwegian Cruise Line asks CDC to allow trips from US in July

The Norwegian Cruise Line is seeking permission to resume trips from U.S. ports on July 4, requiring passengers and crew members to be vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks before the trip.

  Growing concern over COVID-19 variant infecting children

Experts are raising the alarm about a virus variant that appears to be infecting school-age children and younger adults.

State vaccinations sites administer 1 millionth dose of vaccine

“Arizona is working around the clock to make the COVID-19 vaccine available to all,” said Gov. Doug Ducey. “We are thankful to the thousands of staff and volunteers who have been working tirelessly to get Arizonans vaccinated.”

AZDHS launches new COVID-19 vaccination site at Scottsdale’s WestWorld

“With its freeway access, proximity to tribal communities, and extensive indoor facilities, WestWorld is an ideal location for expanding the footprint of state-run vaccination sites in the region,” said ADHS Director Dr. Cara Christ.

  UK will test vaccine passports, to ease lockdown next week

Businesses from barbers to bookstores will be allowed to reopen next week in the United Kingdom.

Lower income, Hispanic neighborhoods lag on vaccinations

Arizona one of only two states praised by the CDC for efforts in getting vaccines to vulnerable communities.

  Some businesses want masks on, even as states drop mandates

Many business owners are keeping their own rules in place, requiring staffers and customers alike to wear masks for the sake of protecting everybody, particularly their employees. And the law is on an owner’s side.

  US races to vaccinate for virus as potential fourth surge looms

The U.S. passed a huge milestone this weekend, averaging more than 3 million COVID vaccine shots in arms per day.

  Singing hymns through masks, Christians mark pandemic Easter

Christianity’s most joyous feast day was celebrated worldwide with the faithful spaced apart in pews and singing choruses of “Hallelujah” through face coverings on a second Easter Sunday marked by pandemic precautions.

  Man chooses homelessness to avoid debt amid pandemic financial struggles

At first, he stayed in the condo he could no longer afford, thanks to eviction moratoriums. But as his owed rent continued to rise, he decided to move out.

NCAA fan’s death prompts contact tracing in Indiana

Health officials in Indiana said Saturday they are investigating whether anyone was exposed to COVID-19 by Alabama residents following Friday night’s death of a Crimson Tide fan who was in Indianapolis for the NCAA Tournament last weekend.

  New record for pandemic-era air travel set Friday

The Transportation Security Administration says they have screened more than 1.5 million people at airports on Friday.

  Couple married 72 years reunite after pandemic kept them apart

While the couple have had socially distant visits, but they weren’t nearly enough as the long-awaited real ones.