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Coronavirus infections in Pima County are spreading at a rate of 145 cases per 100,000. Maybe it's time we treat experts like they know what they are talking about.

We each possess some sort of expertise society relies on to function. It’s just that dissing all of those experts feels more empowering than listening to others. Don't let that joy kill you. Physicians say the vaccine is safe. Meme writers and Internet influencers say it's not. Who do you believe? Read more»

Pima County has vaccinated 563,402 people since vaccinations began in December 2020, covering about 54 percent of people in the county.

Pima County has vaccinated 563,402 people since the COVID shot program began in December 2020, covering about 54 percent of all county residents and 62 percent of those eligible for the vaccine. Read more»

Pima County has fully vaccinated about 563,000 people, or about 53.8 percent of the population.

In Tucson people are still getting the COVID-19 vaccine as cases in Pima County continue to spike, and the level of community transmission has gone to "high" since the beginning of the month. TucsonSentinel.com spoke to them about why they're getting shots this week. Read more»

El hecho es que las vacunas contra COVID-19 son seguras y efectivas.

Cinco mitos y hechos sobre la vacunación contra COVID-19 que debes saber si no estas vacunado Read more»

"COVID-19 is not a theoretical concept - it's not an opinion - it's not a point of view - it's a disease," said Dr. Laura De La Torre, a hospitalist at Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital, and the way to fight a disease is to get vaccinated. Read more»

In communities with low vaccination rates, thousands are getting sick and dying, and hospitals are running out of intensive care beds.

In an effort to clear up misinformation about vaccines, The Boston Globe comprehensively debunks five myths about vaccines and other barriers to vaccination in the community. Read more»

Massachusetts residents who only recently got immunized against COVID-19 cited a variety of reasons for waiting.

Over the past week, as the Delta variant continued to rise, The Boston Globe spoke to several people who for months were wary of the vaccine, and now that they‘ve got it, they don’t regret doing so — and are calling on others to get vaccinated, too. Read more»

Fred Boice receives a COVID-19 vaccination on Jan. 15 at the Tucson Medical Center's Marshall building.

El COVID-19 se está propagando de nuevo de manera rápida en el Condado Pima, con 145 casos por cada 100,000 habitantes la semana pasada. La propagación del virus ha aumentado el triple en las últimas dos semanas. Esto se debe a la propagación de la variante Delta, la cual es hasta seis veces más contagiosa que otras cepas del virus. Read more»

99% of those hospitalized and seriously ill during the recent surge in COVID-19 are unvaccinated, says Judy Rich, CEO and President of TMC HealthCare, and with more young people and children in the hospital, getting the vaccine is critical. Read more»

Fred Boice receives a COVID-19 vaccination on Jan. 15 at the Tucson Medical Center's Marshall building.

COVID-19 is again spreading fast in Pima County, with 145 cases per 100,000 population as of last week, and Dr. Theresa Cullen, director of the Pima County Health Department, is urging all residents to get vaccinated against the virus. Read more»

Alfred Lacks-Carter Jr. displays memorabilia of his grandmother, Henrietta Lacks, in the living room of his home near Baltimore.

The centuries of historic mistreatment of Black Americans by the U.S. government and medical institutions, whether it was Henrietta Lacks’ stolen cells or the altered lives of hundreds of Black men in Tuskegee, impacted health and medical treatment during the pandemic. Read more»

La muerte por COVID-19 ahora se puede prevenir en gran medida. Todos deben hacer su parte para lograr que más personas se vacunen. Read more»

Death from COVID-19 is now largely preventable. Everyone must do their part to get more people vaccinated. Read more»

'Whichever yields the greatest response from the individual would be the one I’d go back to and expand on,' said Titus, an assistant professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Months into the new epidemic of vaccine hesitancy, the battle lines have hardened and as cases and deaths mount, anger is building - and experts offer advice on how convince one of the estimated 93 million people in America who remain unvaccinated to get the vaccine. Read more»

By the end of July, roughly 1,000 COVID-19 infections were linked to the events in Provincetown.

At first blush, a wintertime conference in downtown Boston and a series of summer parties at the tip of Cape Cod don’t seem all that similar, but major COVID-19 outbreaks nearly a year and a half apart dramatically demonstrate the protective value of vaccinations. Read more»