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City of Prescott Mayor Rescinds Proclamation of Emergency Regarding COVID-19

In light of declining case counts, ongoing mass vaccination efforts, and recent executive orders by the Governor, Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli today rescinded the year-old City of Prescott Proclamation of Emergency, related to the COVID-19 pandemic. “I am pleased with the progress made by the citizens of Yavapai County, and the State of Arizona,” said

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Dementia patients at greater risk for COVID-19, study shows

There are times when the residents in Marian Gutierrez’s group home are blissfully unaware: unaware of the pandemic gripping the globe, of the political turmoil it has caused and the lives it has stolen. Yet they aren’t exempt from the pain it has inflicted. While she cares for people living with dementia, Gutierrez, owner of

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More than a dozen states to open vaccines to all adults

More than a dozen states will open vaccine eligibility to all adults this week in a major expansion of COVID-19 shots for tens of millions of Americans amid a worrisome increase in virus cases and concerns about balancing supply and demand for the vaccines. Meanwhile, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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WHO report: COVID likely 1st jumped into humans from animals

A joint World Health Organization-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a lab leak is “extremely unlikely,” according to a draft copy obtained by The Associated Press. The findings offer little new insight into how

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Why you should get a COVID-19 vaccine – even if you’ve already had the coronavirus

Vaccination produces a much stronger and more consistent immune response than infection. Andriy Onufriyenko/Moment via Getty Images Jennifer T. Grier, University of South Carolina A few weeks ago, a message popped up in the corner of my screen. “What do you think about people who have recently had COVID–19 getting the vaccine?” A friend of

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