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Why face masks belong at your Thanksgiving gathering

COVID-19 has disrupted our daily lives, and it is poised to completely disrupt the holiday season. As people make holiday plans and think about ways to reduce the risks to their loved ones, a strategy is essential. ... Read more»

FactCheck: Q&A on coronavirus vaccines

An overview of the vaccine development efforts underway and answer some questions about the testing process, the likelihood and timing of a vaccine in the U.S., and what to expect from a COVID-19 vaccine.... Read more»

Health experts link rise In Az COVID cases to end of stay-at-home order

An explosion of new infections in Arizona is stretching some hospitals and alarming public health experts who link the surge in cases to the state’s lifting of a stay-at-home order a month ago.... Read more»

CDC coronavirus testing decision likely to haunt nation for months to come

Distributed coronavirus tests are creating uneven health care results as rural and central U.S. health officials are better able to get a handle on the illnesses' spread than larger coastal cities.... Read more»

FactCheck: Contrary to Trump’s claim, a pandemic was widely expected at some point

President Donald Trump dismissed the idea that he could have foreseen a pandemic, despite multiple high-placed warnings.... Read more»

Analysis

This coronavirus is unlike anything in our lifetime, and we have to stop comparing It to the flu

Longtime health reporter Charles Ornstein says that comparing the novel coronavirus to the flu is dangerously inaccurate. Not one public health expert he trusts has called that comparison valid. Here’s why.... Read more»

Az mosquito surveillance helps track, curb spread of Zika

Phoenix is one of the best regions in the nation when it comes to the surveillance of mosquitos that can carry the Zika virus, one of the hard science approaches that could help check the spread of the disease, an Arizona epidemiologist said Wednesday.... Read more»