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Black and brown people at a crossroads as COVID-19 vaccine trials seek participants

As researchers race to produce an effective COVID-19 vaccine, medical professionals are urging Latinos and Black people, who are at higher risk of contracting and dying from the disease, to participate in clinical trials. But because of a long history of racism and unethical experimentation, people of color may be hesitant to roll up their

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As schools reopen, Arizona confronts high rates of COVID-19 in youth

Arizona has one of the highest rates of COVID-19 in young people in the nation – driven in part, experts say, by a large population of children of color, who are more likely to have underlying health conditions that make them susceptible to the disease. As of Sept. 10, youth made up 10% of cumulative

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ASU researchers developing coronavirus test that could get results in 10 minutes

Arizona State University researchers are working on a home-based coronavirus test that could deliver results within 10 minutes rather than 24 to 48 hours, university officials said Wednesday. Researchers want to create a rapid, saliva-based test that can “quickly determine whether the virus is present,” said Dr. Joshua LaBaer, director of the ASU Biodesign Institute,

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Long shots: If COVID-19 vaccine comes, Arizonans may not line up to get it

Federal health officials told a Senate panel Wednesday that limited amounts of a COVID-19 vaccine could be available as early as November – but that doesn’t mean Arizonans are willing to try it. A poll this week of likely Arizona voters showed them evenly split, with 38% saying they would get vaccinated and 38% saying

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1 in 3 Arizonans believe employers should be liable for Covid-19 lawsuits, finds study

Liability Shields: Over 1 in 3 Arizonans believe employers should be liable for Covid-19 lawsuits, finds study.   Two-thirds of employees would report a colleague for not following Covid-19 health protocols. 74% say their temperature data should be kept confidential. Over half believe they should be compensated for out-of-hours Covid-19 testing. As business slowly starts to pick

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Grappling with loss of life and connection, Native youth become leaders of tomorrow

Editor’s Note: Coronavirus has devastated Native American communities and put a spotlight on some long-standing problems in Indian Country that have made this pandemic that much worse. But at the grassroots level, everyday heroes have stepped up to help. Part of a series. In March, Tawny Jodie was preparing to travel to Israel for her

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