Omicron Variant

Omicron variant

US faces wave of omicron deaths in coming weeks, models say

The fast-moving omicron variant may cause less severe disease on average, but COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are climbing and modelers forecast 50,000 to 300,000 more Americans could die by the time the wave subsides in mid-March. The seven-day rolling average for daily new COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. has been trending upward since mid-November,

COVID-19

Vaccine hesitancy, new variants kept COVID-19 infections from falling

Almost two years after the first case of COVID-19 was discovered in Arizona, new infections in the state have reached a “bizarre plateau,” rising from summertime lows in the hundreds to more than 3,100 new cases a day through the fall. And experts said they don’t expect that to change anytime soon, as long as

Patrick J. Buchanan

Opinion: Biden’s Staring into the Abyss — and So Are We – Pat Buchanan

“‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers / That perches in the soul,” wrote Emily Dickinson. “And sore must be the storm / That could abash the little Bird / That kept so many warm.” Staring ahead on New Year’s Eve, at what appear to be the coming storms of 2022, this once-hopeful country is going

COVID-19

US move to shorten COVID-19 isolation stirs confusion, doubt

U.S. health officials’ decision to shorten the recommended COVID-19 isolation and quarantine period from 10 days to five is drawing criticism from some medical experts and could create more confusion and fear among Americans. To the dismay of some authorities, the new guidelines allow people to leave isolation without getting tested to see if they

Omicron variant

Data indicate omicron is milder, better at evading vaccines

The omicron variant is offering more hints about what it may have in store as it spreads around the globe: A highly transmissible virus that may cause less severe disease, and one that can be slowed — but not stopped — by today’s vaccines. An analysis Tuesday of data from South Africa, where the new

Gas Prices

Arizona Weekly Gas Price Update, Week of December 6, 2021

Arizona gas prices have fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.74/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,269 stations in Arizona. Gas prices in Arizona are 22.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.53/g higher than a year ago. According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest

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