Arizona Bioscience News: COVID-19 in Arizona

December 17, 2020

By Matt Ellsworth

Hospitals and the University of Arizona have secured ultra-low freezers to store COVID-19 vaccines, the first of which were received by healthcare workers this week. The vaccine is arriving in Arizona as record-setting numbers continue and its per-capita rate of coronavirus spread has topped the nation. The Arizona State University wastewater technology that detected hot spots of COVID-19 has led to a new company and federal contract.

Valley health care workers, first responders among the first to receive COVID-19 vaccine / Arizona Republic

Staying chill: How Arizona is preparing to store vaccines at freezing temps / Arizona Republic

UA says it’s ready to be a cold storage site for 1.6M doses of COVID-19 vaccine / Arizona Daily Star

What wastewater studies reveal about coronavirus spread / KJZZ

Arizona leads nation in rate of coronavirus spread / KJZZ

‘Somebody has to do it’: Volunteers help push COVID-19 vaccines toward the finish line / Arizona Republic

Dr. Christ, Arizona health care workers among first Arizonans to get COVID-19 vaccine / 12 News

Health care workers on the Navajo Nation begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines / Arizona Republic

Health care leaders look ahead to COVID-19 vaccine as Arizona hospital resources max out /

Arizona health director outlines state vaccine plans / Arizona Public Media

First batch of COVID-19 vaccines arrives for Phoenix area / KTAR

As FDA authorizes Pfizer vaccine, Dignity Health holds mass vaccination dry run / KJZZ

Phoenix-based TGen studies genes to determine COVID immunity, reaction / KTAR

UArizona study examines virus effects on grocery workers’ mental health / KTAR

University of Arizona freezer farm could be a game changer in the fight against COVID-19 / Arizona Republic (Op-ed)

McCarthy tops out $192 million Science and Technology Building at ASU / AZ Big Media

The new $192 million Interdisciplinary Science and Technology building project at Arizona State University, which is set to be completed by December 2021, will be home to leading-edge research and labs.

University of Arizona professors aim to cure cancer with new technology / KGUN

The Tucson-based company Reglagene, a University of Arizona spinoff, has developed a technology to fight cancer that targets genes that become resistant to other therapies.

Diné College and NAU report shows health needs of Navajo mothers and children / Arizona Daily Sun

A recent report by the Navajo Native American Research Center, a partnership between Diné College and Northern Arizona University, identifies ways to improve health care for women and children on the Navajo Nation.

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