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COVID-19 death toll in Arizona expected to top 20,000 this week

When Kristin Urquiza’s father, Mark, died of COVID-19 last summer – alone in ICU because of his infection, she said, “the most horrible way to die” – the Arizona death toll from the disease was about 2,500. A little more than a year later, the state is on pace to reach 20,000 COVID-19 deaths this

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New Yavapai College Club connects with isolated older adults via hand-written letters

Yavapai College Nursing Student and Phi Theta Kappa member Erin Markham found a safe, meaningful way to perform community service during the pandemic. The “message-in-a-bottle” service, as she calls it, has become a beloved pastime and she wants to share it with everyone. Erin recently launched the “Love For Our Elders Club” at YC so

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‘Too White’ To Get COVID Vaccine? Some Social Justice Activists Say Yes.

Are teachers “too white” to get early, priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine? In a New York Times article Friday, several medical professionals suggested that decisions over distributing the limited doses of COVID-19 vaccines are not based on the most efficient way to prevent deaths, but on consideration of social justice. For example, older Americans

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EXPLAINER: How much COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped in US

COVID-19 vaccines have begun shipping in the U.S. after getting emergency authorization, setting off the nation’s biggest ever vaccination push. But supplies are expected to be limited for some time. The first wave of shipments is going to health care workers and nursing home residents. Officials say vaccines should be available to everyone by the

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Opinion: During the Pandemic, Keep Calm and Carry On

As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, Americans are eager for a return to normalcy. And we should be: For months, our lives have been disrupted by a virus whose deadliness has been exaggerated. Ever since the World Health Organization pegged the COVID-19 fatality rate at 3.4 percent, uncertainty gave way to anxiety, fear and paranoia. People

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