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KNAU's Morning Rundown: Monday, February 15

Feb 15, 2021

It's Monday, Feb. 15. Start your day with some of our top morning headlines: 

 

Coconino County Opens Vaccinations To Full ‘1B’ Category

Coconino County officials have expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine — all residents in the 1B category can now sign up for vaccination. The county had previously prioritized certain groups within the 1B category. 

Stock photo / Arizona Department of Health Services

February is usually the peak of influenza season in Arizona, but this year, flu cases have nearly vanished. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.


AP, file

Arizona on Friday reported over 2,400 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and nearly 175 additional deaths as the surge in the coronavirus outbreak slows. 

  

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took a virtual tour Monday of a COVID-19 vaccination site at the Cardinals Stadium in Glendale. Gov. Doug Ducey has touted the facility as a model for effective mass vaccination. But Arizona still lags in distribution, especially in underserved communities. 

Associated Press | Zoltan Balogh

Facing complaints from advocates for people with disabilities, the Arizona Senate is eyeing legislation that would bar hospitals from considering a person’s potential lifespan, quality of life or disability when the facilities are forced to ration care during the current or any future pandemic.

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