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COVID-19 on pace to become third-leading cause of death in state

Six months after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Arizona, the disease is well on its way to becoming the third-leading cause of death in the state this year, following cancer and heart disease, according to state data. As of Sunday, July 26, the Arizona Department of Health Services reported 3,305 deaths from

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Arizona’s rugged individualism poses barrier to mask rules

With the coronavirus spreading out of control and Arizona cities beginning just last month to require residents wear masks in public, a few hundred people gathered in Scottsdale to make clear they didn’t approve of the heavy hand of government telling them to cover their faces. A city councilman, Guy Phillips, came to the podium

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McSally, Senators Introduce Bill to Allow Americans to Sue China over COVID-19 Pandemic

U.S. Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Mike Rounds (R-SD), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced the Civil Justice for Victims of COVID Act to allow Americans to sue China in federal court for its role in causing the coronavirus pandemic. This legislation incorporates previous stand-alone bills introduced by Sens. McSally and

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Russia is hacking virus vaccine trials, US, UK, Canada say

Western governments on Thursday accused hackers believed to be part of Russian intelligence of trying to steal valuable private information about a coronavirus vaccine, calling out the Kremlin in an unusually detailed public warning to scientists and medical companies. The alleged culprit is a familiar foe. Intelligence agencies in the United States, United Kingdom and

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White House report names state one of 18 COVID-19 ‘red zones’

Arizona is one of 18 states in the coronavirus “red zone” that should take stricter action to curb the rapid spread of COVID-19, according to an internal White House report unveiled Thursday. The document, first reported by the Washington-based nonprofit Center for Public Integrity, categorizes states as being in the red zone if they exceeded

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Improperly disposed of PPE raises environmental concerns

Strewn across parking lots, in rivers and washing up on beaches, disposable face masks, gloves and other personal protection equipment are turning up everywhere except where they should be – in the landfill. With the production and use of PPE surging during the COVID-19 pandemic, many experts are worried this new type of pollution, which

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