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Public Health Experts Warn Bars Are Seeds For Coronavirus Outbreaks

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

There are many stories of how nights out at bars can lead to coronavirus outbreaks. Public health experts say bars are perfect for spreading this virus. That's led many states to close them down.


Data Analysis: COVID-19 Is Filling Up Hospitals In Small Cities

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

An NPR data analysis finds that hospital systems in Louisiana, Idaho and Washington state have had to shuffle patients to try to get everyone the care they need.


As Coronavirus Cases Surge, NPR Examines Hospital Capacity

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

A new NPR News data analysis looks at what's been happening in Louisiana, Idaho and Washington and how institutions in those states are handling hospital and ICU bed capacity problems.


City in Washington State Drives Hospitalizations Down In Coronavirus Battle

Friday, July 24, 2020

The only hospital in Yakima, Wash., nearly reached its capacity in June due to the coronavirus. But the community took action and now offers lessons on how to bring hospitalizations down.


Cities Hard Hit By Coronavirus Crisis Consider Rolling Back Reopenings

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

COVID-19 cases are on the rise across the country, and that's prompting city leaders in some of the hardest hit places — Seattle, Chicago and Atlanta — to consider closing down again.


Coronavirus Sparks New Interest In Using Ultraviolet Light To Disinfect Indoor Air

Monday, July 13, 2020

Germicidal ultraviolet light technology has a proven track record against indoor transmission of tuberculosis and other airborne viruses. It's now being used in some restaurants and on subways.


Experts Worry About Arizona Health Care System As State's Hospitals Near Capacity

Friday, July 10, 2020

Arizona hospitals are now reaching capacity — some have to send patients to other states. Many experts are concerned the health care system could soon crumble under pressure.


Celebrating The 4th? What To Know About The Risks Of Parties And Bars

Friday, July 03, 2020

Alcohol makes people lose inhibitions. And maybe take off their masks, and get up close and personal. Here's why you may want to reconsider going out this weekend. Or how to stay safe if you do.


In Arizona, Nearly 1 In 4 Coronavirus Tests Now Comes Back Positive

Thursday, July 02, 2020

The percentage of positive tests in Arizona is more than three times the national average, and hospital capacity has become a concern.


Coronavirus Outbreak Continues To Accelerate In Arizona, Positivity Rate Nears 25%

Thursday, July 02, 2020

Vice President Mike Pence visited Arizona Wednesday. He said 500 federal health care workers would be sent to the state, as the number of cases soars and the positivity rate hovers around 25%.


The Reasons Behind The Surge In Coronavirus Cases Across The Southern States

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci is predicting daily COVID-19 cases could hit 100,000. States that reopened early see the biggest surges, and a lack of social distancing is contributing to the spread of the virus.


Will Reopening Plans Change As COVID-19 Cases Spike In Sunbelt States?

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Governors of Arizona, Florida and Texas are under pressure to do something as coronavirus cases rapidly rise. We check in with reporters in those states to see if policies are being modified.


Younger Adults Are Increasingly Testing Positive For The Coronavirus

Friday, June 19, 2020

In parts of the country, more people in their 20s and 30s are testing positive for the coronavirus. Experts say this is likely due to more testing and less adherence to distancing and mask guidelines.


As COVID-19 Cases Rise: Oregon Pauses Reopening, Arizona Doesn't

Monday, June 15, 2020

Oregon's governor put a one-week pause on reopening due to a growth in COVID-19 cases. Arizona's governor, despite a big spike of cases in his state, is defying requests to slow reopening.


Health Experts Link Rise In Arizona Coronavirus Cases To End Of Stay-At-Home Order

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey lifted the state's stay-at-home order a month ago. Now the average number of daily coronavirus cases has nearly tripled from two weeks ago.


Public Health Officials Encounter Harassment And Threats For Using Contact Tracing

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Public health officials have been harassed and threatened for using contact tracing and other strategies to contain the spread of the coronavirus. They say the threats are based on misinformed fears.


Experts Say Police Use Of Tear Gas Is 'Irresponsible' Amid Pandemic

Sunday, June 07, 2020

Researchers say police should not be using tear gas or pepper spray against protesters: They make people cough droplets and damage the airways in ways that will make people sicker from COVID-19.


From 'Flash Bangs' To 'Rubber' Bullets: The Very Real Risks of 'Riot Control Agents'

Saturday, June 06, 2020

Protesters against systemic racism and police brutality have been met with an arsenal of 'less than lethal' weapons which can still seriously injure, sicken, and sometimes kill.


Tear-Gassing Protesters During An Infectious Outbreak Called 'A Recipe For Disaster'

Friday, June 05, 2020

Researchers say police should not be using tear gas or pepper spray against protesters. They make people cough droplets and damage the body in ways that could make people sicker from COVID-19.


Local Public Health Workers Report Hostile Threats And Fears About Contact Tracing

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Online misinformation is fueling a backlash in some places against coronavirus containment strategies such as contact tracing and isolation. Some health officials have even received violent threats.