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aug 4 - 21 // 2021

Research Shows Many With Mild COVID-19 Infections Still Experience Long-term Symptoms

Melanie Bell, PhD, and Leslie Farland, ScD, discuss the findings from CoVHORT's recent study of long COVID.

UArizona Health Sciences ScienceDaily MedicalResearch.com Contagion Live 

KVOA Tucson Arizona Daily Star

JAN 20 // 2021

Thousands of Arizonans to Contribute to 2-Year COVID-19 Study

Dr. Kristen Pogreba-Brown and COPH doctoral student Collin Catalfamo, MPH, comment on their work with the CoVHORT research study in a story from Health Sciences Connect.

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DEC 8 // 2020

Arizonans Sick For Months As New Study Seeks To Understand 'Long-haulers'

The Arizona CoVHORT “long haulers” study was featured on ABC 15 Arizona.

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DEC 1 // 2020

UA Professor Leads First Statewide Study On Risk Factors, Long-Term Effects Of COVID-19

Dr. Kristen Pogreba-Brown talked to KJZZ about the Arizona CoVHORT study.

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NOV 30 // 2020

First Statewide Long-Term Public Health Study of COVID-19 in Arizona called the Arizona CoVHORT

The Arizona CoVHORT study seeks to understand the long-term health consequences for individuals who have been infected with COVID-19. Dr. Pogreba-Brown initiated the study with the help of Elizabeth Jacobs, PhD, Leslie Farland, ScD, and Pamela Garcia-Filion, PhD, MPH (COM-P). Other researchers involved in the study are Kacey Ernst, PhD, MPH, MEZCOPH Alum Karen Lutrick, PhD (COM-T) and Megan Jehn, PhD, MPH of Arizona State University.

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JUN 11 // 2020

Weekly Briefing on Campus Reentry Plan

Live from the Cole and Jeannie Davis Sports Center on campus on June 11th at 10 a.m. PT. Update on campus reentry plan from University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins, Reentry Task Force Director Dr. Richard Carmona and campus leaders.

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CoVHORT Researchers in the Media

August 10, 2021

SIX IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT BREAKTHROUGH INFECTIONS

Kate Ellingson, PhD, shares important knowledge about breakthrough infections and emphasizes the effectiveness of vaccines.

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August 2, 2021

SHOULD SCHOOLS MANDATE VACCINATIONS?

Beth Jacobs, PhD, says she thinks the policy in Arizona that eliminates mandatory testing and face-masking requirements for unvaccinated students goes against public health best practices.

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August 1, 2021

DELTA VARIANT FUELING INCREASED COVID-19 INFECTIONS

Kate Ellingson, PhD, and Jeff Burgess, MD, MS, MPH, discuss the Delta variant and how it is fueling increased Covid-19 infections.

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July 19-22

EXPERTS PREDICT THIRD COVID-19 WAVE IN ARIZONA

Public health experts predict a third wave of COVID-19 in Arizona.

READ HEREREAD HEREREAD HERE, & READ HERE

 
July 7-9, 2021

LOCAL HEALTH LEADERS SPEAK OUT AGAINST SCHOOL MASK BAN IN ARIZONA

Public health experts, including Beth Jacobs, PhD, are speaking up against Arizona’s recent ban on mask mandates in schools.

READ HEREREAD HEREREAD HERE, & READ HERE

 
July 1, 2021

UNVACCINATED PEOPLE 'HIGHLY AT RISK': CONCERN GROWS OVER DELTA VARIANT OF COVID-19

Beth Jacobs, PhD, expresses concern over the Delta variant and agrees with the WHO’s guidance on continued indoor masking.

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June 4, 2021

ARIZONA'S COVID-19 VACCINE NUMBERS ARE BEHIND MOST OTHER STATES AND BELOW US AVERAGE

Dr. Elizabeth Jacobs says that Arizona is behind national vaccination rates and is working hard to reach people who are vaccine hesitant.

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May 24, 2021

HEART & SOL: TUCSON WOMAN HELPS HUNDREDS SIGN-UP FOR VACCINE

PhD student Dora Valencia was recognized as this week’s Heart & Sol recipient for her efforts to help community members sign up for COVID vaccines.

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April 14, 2021

MORE COLLEGES TO REQUIRE STUDENT COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

Leila Barraza comments on colleges and universities that will require COVID-19 vaccination for in-person classes.

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March 26, 2021

STOP THE COVID SHAMING!

Erika Austhof shares the importance of contact tracers and ending COVID shaming.

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March 13, 2021

MSNBC - AMERICAN VOICES WITH ALICIA MENENDEZ

Dr. Elizabeth Jacobs and Dr. Mona Arora are interviewed about the University’s successful vaccination site.

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March 11, 2021

GIVING VAX AND TAKING NAMES

PhD student Sana Khan was interviewed about the UArizona vaccination site operations and progress in this popular podcast.

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March 2, 2021

WE MAY NOT HAVE TO WEAR MASKS ON PLANES FOREVER. BUT SHOULD WE?

Professor Kacey Ernst is quoted in articles by Washington Post and Seattle Times about the future of mask wearing on airplanes.

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January 20, 2021

SOLVING THE COVID-19 PUZZLE ENERGIZES RESEARCH TEAM MEMBER.

Dr. Kristin Pogreba-Brown featured in a profile story from Health Sciences Connect.

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December 20, 2020

HERE’S HOW SMARTPHONE APP MAY HAVE CUT COVID-19 AT UARIZONA BY 12%

Dr. Kacey Ernst was quoted in several media outlets related to how COVID-19 Watch Arizona App is helping fight COVID-19 at the University of Arizona.

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DECEMBER 15, 2020

UARIZONA STUDY EXAMINES VIRUS EFFECTS ON GROCERY WORKERS’ MENTAL HEALTH

Dr. Mona Arora’s research on essential frontline workers was featured on several media outlets.

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NOVEMBER 25, 2020

SHOULD NEW MEXICO’S COLLEGE TEAM BE CROSSING STATE LINES TO AVOID PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS?”

Leila Barraza, JD, MPH, was quoted in USA Today’s article.

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NOVEMBER 23, 2020

THANKSGIVING TRAVEL ISN'T RECOMMENDED. BUT IF YOU'RE GOING TO SKY HARBOR, HERE'S A GUIDE

Dr. Kacey Ernst talked with AZ Central about travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NOVEMBER 18, 2020

IS IT SAFE TO FLY? TWO SCIENTISTS TELL YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Dr. Kacey Ernst and Dr. Paloma Beamer provide tips and guidance on flying during the COVID-19 pandemic for TED Ideas.

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OCTOBER 12, 2020

THE LIFE OR DEATH STAKES OF INCLUSION.

Sana Khan, MPH, MEZCOPH PhD student of Epidemiology, was highlighted in a Graduate College News piece.

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

US CITY BANS TRICK-OR-TREATING THIS HALLOWEEN OVER COVID-19 CONCERNS. CAN IT DO THAT?

Leila Barraza, JD, MPH comments on local jurisdictions banning Trick-or-treating for the Miami Herald.

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SEPTEMBER 18, 2020

RESEARCHING COMMUNITIES MOST AT RISK FROM THE THREAT OF COVID-19

Dr. Kate Ellingson was featured on AZPM radio discussing the AZ HEROES COVID-19 Study.

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AUGUST 21, 2020

ARIZONA SEES 20% RISE IN DEATHS, NOT ALL DIRECTLY FROM VIRUS

Dr. Zhao Chen was featured in an Associated Press news article discussing the increased overall death rate for the first seven months of 2020 in Arizona compared to last year

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JUNE 27, 2020

WITH TRUMP LEADING THE WAY, AMERICA'S CORONAVIRUS FAILURES EXPOSED BY RECORD SURGE IN NEW INFECTIONS

Kristen Pogreba-Brown discusses COVID failures on LMTonline.com

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JUNE 25, 2020

TRUMP FALSELY SAYS COVID-19 SURGE ‘ONLY’ DUE TO TESTING, MISLEADS ON DEATHS

Dr. Kate Ellingson comments on the younger demographic of positive COVID cases in AZ, and possible correlation to a decrease in death rates, in FactCheck.org.

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JUNE 25, 2020

MEDICAL EXPERTS SAY FLORIDA, TEXAS EXAMPLES OF REOPENING TOO SOON

Dr. Kristen Pogreba-Brown weighs in on the safety of re-opening for Newsday newspaper.

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JUNE 24, 2020

5 THINGS YOU SHOULD DO RIGHT NOW TO FIGHT THE RISING NUMBER OF COVID-19 CASES

Dr. Kacey Ernst, with support from MPH student Paulina Columbo, wrote another article for The Conversation on “5 things you should do right now to fight the rising number of COVID-19 cases”

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JUNE 22, 2020

AS CORONAVIRUS CASES RISE IN ARIZONA, NEW MASK RULES SPARK A FIGHT

Kate Ellingson featured in the Wall Street Journal discussing rising COVID-19 cases in Arizona.

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JUNE 18, 2020

IF YOU MUST FLY RIGHT NOW, DO THESE 8 THINGS TO STAY SAFE

Kacey Ernst and Paloma Beamer discuss what people should consider and how to minimize risk while flying.

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JUNE 17, 2020

FACING A COVID-19 RESURGENCE AND UNABLE TO ACT

Kristen Pogreba-Brown was interviewed by The Atlantic to discuss the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Arizona and the lack of action being taken in some states.

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JUNE 17, 2020

AS COVID-19 SPIKES, WILL SOME STATES SHUT DOWN AGAIN?

Cecilia Rosales discusses precautions in place as student-athletes return to campus.

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JUNE 17, 2020

RISING COVID-19 CASES AND HOSPITALIZATIONS UNDERSCORE THE LONG ROAD AHEAD

Kacey Ernst discussed rising COVID-19cases and hospitalizations with STAT News.

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