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Spreading vaccine fears - and cashing in

As health officials continue the campaign to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19, influencers are making millions by dealing doubt about the coronavirus vaccines while selling books, dietary supplements, essential oils and other unproven treatments. ... Read more»

Analysis

Why opening restaurants is exactly what coronavirus wants us to do

Governors continue to open indoor dining before vaccinations become widespread. Experts warn this could create superspreading playgrounds for dangerous variants and squander our best shot at getting the pandemic under control.... Read more»

Pima County hospitals see 'record numbers' of COVID-19 patients

Overwhelmed and under strain, hospitals in Pima County "continue to see record numbers with no let up in sight," as the number of COVID-19 patients continues to rise, officials warned Tuesday. ... Read more»

Superspreaders, clusters and dead ends: Research reveals more about how coronavirus spreads

Research suggests the coronavirus can spread erratically, making some infected people “superspreaders” and others dead ends for transmission. This can create clusters or “micro-hotspots” even while communities next door remain relatively unscathed.... Read more»

Tucson imposes nightly COVID-19 curfew as infections skyrocket

As more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases were reported in Arizona, the Tucson City Council voted to impose a nightly curfew to slow the outbreak. The 10 p.m.-5 a.m. curfew begins Friday night, and includes a slew of exceptions.... Read more»

Romero pushes mandatory COVID-19 curfew in Tucson

Tucson is poised to declare a mandatory nightly curfew as part of an effort to contain the coronavirus pandemic, with Mayor Romero calling a special meeting of the City Council for Tuesday.... Read more»

Pima County announces 10 pm COVID-19 curfew

Citing "substantial community spread of COVID-19," Pima County announced a nightly curfew lasting until Dec. 31, telling residents to stay home with limited exceptions.... Read more»

Briefing

Over 10 million cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in U.S.

Across the globe, it's 50 million, as the virus surges in many pockets of the planet. In the U.S., the record for daily cases was broken for a fourth day in a row, hitting 128,000 on Saturday.... Read more»

CDC: COVID-19 reponsible for 300,000K excess deaths in U.S. this year

Nearly 300,000 more Americans have died so far in 2020 than in a typical year, the Centers for Disease Control and Protection said Tuesday, which includes the U.S. death toll from Covid-19 plus deaths indirectly tied to the pandemic.... Read more»