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Life expectancy fell a 'shocking' 1.8 years in 2020; COVID not sole culprit

U.S. life expectancy fell by an “unprecedented and shocking” 1.8 years between 2019 and 2020, a dramatic drop that experts say can only partly be blamed on the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more»

Arizona officials vow to fight White House workplace vaccination mandate

Just hours after the Biden administration issued regulations Thursday to require that businesses mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for their workers, Arizona officials were vowing to fight what one called a “direct attack” on personal liberty. ... Read more»

States pull back on COVID data even amid Delta surge

Public health experts are voicing concern about the pullback of COVID information from state government websites, as states including Georgia and Florida have cut back their public case reporting despite the nation being engulfed in a fourth, Delta-driven COVID surge.... Read more»

Experts hope FDA’s full Pfizer vaccine OK boosts Arizona vaccinations

Health officials expressed hope Monday that the Food and Drug Administration’s full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will boost vaccinations in Arizona, which lags well behind the national average. ... Read more»

Phoenix among U.S. sites for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine trials on kids

Children from 6 months up to 12 years old could soon start getting the COVID-19 vaccine in Phoenix as part of a trial of the drug’s effectiveness on young people.... Read more»

A year after first case, COVID is now a leading killer in Arizona

COVID-19 is on the verge of becoming the leading cause of death in Arizona, surpassing cancer and closing in on heart disease, according to the latest data from the Arizona Department of Health Services. ... Read more»