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COVID spawns 'completely new category' of organ transplants

COVID-related transplants are surging as hospitals grapple with a growing subset of patients whose organs — most often hearts and lungs — are “basically destroyed by the virus,” said Dr. Jonathan Orens, a lung transplant expert at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. ... Read more»

As 500,000 Americans have died, Arizona COVID cases decline

Flags across the country are at a half-staff in honor of the more than 500,000 Americans who have died from the coronavirus, while cases in Arizona are continuing their downward trend after a major spike in cases during the winter that plunged the state into the worst of the pandemic. ... Read more»

'Operation Gridlock' protesters decry 'fake' pandemic, restrictions

Conservatives angry about the catastrophic economic situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and government restrictions on businesses and citizens drove around the state Capitol Sunday in protest, hoping to persuade Gov. Doug Ducey to lift his stay-at-home order and “re-open” Arizona.... Read more»

What to know about asymptomatic carriers of coronavirus

Research shows that not only can people be infected and experience no symptoms or very mild symptoms for the first few days, but this coincides with when the so-called viral load — the amount of virus being emitted from an infected person’s cells — may be the highest. ... Read more»