COVID-19 Archives

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Symptoms may linger long after official recovery for many COVID patients. Doctors report these are particularly persistent. Loss of Smell/Taste This loss occurs in about one out of 10 patients and can last as long as six months, according to Dr. Joshua LaBaer, director of Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute. He says the primary loss is smell, which can affect how a person perceives taste. There are no proven remedies that can accelerate recovery. Poor...

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COVID-19 Testing When the pandemic hit, Mesa-based Embry Women’s Health turned into an unlikely public health hero. The gynecology clinics became Arizona’s largest COVID-19 test provider, offering free saliva testing and nose swabbing for up to 18,000 people a day at 60 locations. embrywomenshealth.com  Depression Connection Around 40 percent of people who have a heart attack also suffer from depression, and women have twice the risk of experiencing the combination of major depression and cardiovascular...

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We’ve lost so many restaurants to COVID-19 this past year — Amuse Bouche, Barrio Gran Reserva, Delux, El Zocalo, Josephine, La Marquesa, La Piazza al Forno, Phoenix Public Market Café, Razz’s, Sierra Bonita, The Dressing Room and Yasu Sushi Bistro, to name a noteworthy dozen — and just as is true with the virus itself, the devastation is nowhere near over. Brace yourself for more fallout because the next to go is Cotton & Copper,...

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Due to the resurgence of COVID, cancelations, suspensions and closures are widespread. Here are a few of the latest announcements. Sadly, you won’t be chomping on big drumsticks at the Arizona Renaissance Festival in 2021.  Even though event organizers had government approval to proceed, they decided to cancel the February opening due to “the increasing health and safety concerns.” Arizona Theatre Company has chosen to delay its 54th Season. “While we won’t be in the...

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Experience Old-World Circus Acts  Zoppé Italian Family Circus proves that the show must go on with the debut of its live, multimedia drive-in circus. Featuring a human cannonball, Tulga the Strong Man, the Wheel of Death, aerial displays, equestrian showmanship and swinging trapeze artists, the extravaganza takes place in the Big Surf parking lot on an elevated circus ring viewed from the safety of your own vehicle. Fans can bring chairs and tailgate while the action unfolds in front of them, with sound transmitted...

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Check Your Pocket Watch and Don’t Be Late! Wonderland has been taken over by the Mouse King and is stuck in an eternal winter in A Curiouser Nutcracker, a holiday version of Theater Works’ popular Curiouser & Curiouser. Filled with snow and the traditional music of Tchaikovsky, the family-friendly production catapults patrons into the worlds of Alice in Wonderland and The Nutcracker. With only 12 guests per performance, the multisensory experience invites audience members to investigate rooms, discover...

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