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Here’s what you can do with the BA.5 subvariant establishing itself in Arizona

By | July 13th, 2022|Preparedness|

The Omicron subvariant BA.5 accounts for a rapidly growing share of sequenced cases in Arizona — 53% during the week ending July 2 and likely even higher today. Evidence suggests that this version of the virus that causes COVID-19 is better at eluding immune protection offered by vaccination or previous infection.  It’s understandable to be [...]

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January data makes strong argument for getting that COVID-19 booster dose

By | March 2nd, 2022|Preparedness|

As we offer our first weekly COVID-19 Data Dashboard update, showing a continuing decline in cases and other metrics, I want to call attention to some critically important information in two reports linked atop the dashboard: Booster doses dramatically increase protection against COVID-19, including the Omicron variant.  Our twice-monthly report on COVID-19 outcomes by vaccination [...]

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Vaccines continued providing strong protection as Omicron rose to dominance in Arizona

By | February 2nd, 2022|Preparedness|

As Omicron rapidly emerged as Arizona’s dominant COVID-19 variant in December, vaccines continued offering robust protection against hospitalization and death. That’s according to a new report detailing COVID-19 variant trends and the latest update to our report on COVID-19 outcomes by vaccination status.  The new report on variants shows week-by-week how Omicron pushed aside the [...]

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