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It’s been nearly a year. Why aren’t more Arizonans vaccinated?

This week, The Buzz revisits the rollout of vaccinations in Arizona, boosters and the barriers that stand between the state's residents and getting the shot — or the second and third.

Health official: Arizona poised to give COVID shots to kids

The head of the Dept. of Health Services says children are effective spreaders of COVID-19 and that vaccinating children would move Arizona closer to herd immunity.

University of Arizona engineers developing latest wearable diagnostic device

The array of sensors can be 3D printed and worn like a sleeve.

Brnovich, other state AGs urge court to let Texas abortion law stand

Republican state attorneys general from Indiana, Florida, Oklahoma and elsewhere say the Biden administration overstepped by bringing a lawsuit against Texas.

University of Arizona researchers search for meaning behind idle thoughts

The study's results might help physicians diagnose and treat mental illness.

Arizona reports 55 more deaths, toll passes 20K milestone

Arizona currently is 11th highest among states in the number of COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began, and sixth in the number of deaths per 100,000 population.

New study on impacts of masking in Pima and Maricopa county schools

It shows that schools without mask requirements are 3.5 times more likely to have a COVID-19 outbreak.

300 youth vaccinated in San Luis Rio Colorado through binational campaign

Mexico has not opened up its COVID-19 vaccination program to anyone under 18. But a group of minors in this border town received their first doses this week.

The fascinating history of Mr. & Mrs. Neil, and their Mountain View Hotel.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: University of Arizona research creates understanding about the role of estrogen in preventing Alzheimer’s Disease; and a 2nd grader's story about learning the difference between wishes and reality.

Rural Arizona hospitals ask state to help find beds for patients

State says expanding hotline to transfer patients between hospitals not viable due to staffing shortage.

Tohono O'odham Nation rolling out vaccine incentive program

The nation is offering qualified tribal members $400 if they can prove they're fully vaccinated by mid-November.

Arizona reports 2,609 new COVID-19 cases, 117 deaths

Number of new deaths is the most in a single day since February.

ICE detention center response to COVID-19 a look at future pandemic handling

The Office of Inspector General found ICE detention centers weren’t following guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Ducey: Arizona must push back against Biden vaccine mandate

Ducey has encouraged people to get vaccinated but has worked aggressively to block mandates of all kinds.

The intersection of mental health and crime

A recent shooting raises questions about missed warning signs and the mental health safety net in Pima County.

Arizona health officials report 2,222 new COVID-19 cases, 26 deaths

Though 56% of Pima County residents are fully vaccinated, health officials say the rate is increasing too slowly.

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