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Phoenix mayor delivers 20,000th meal to homebound cancer patient

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - On Wednesday, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego delivered the 20,000th meal to a homebound cancer patient in a milestone with the Joy Bus Charity. If you’re not familiar with The Joy Bus, it’s a non-profit that was started by Jennifer Carraway after her friend Joy was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2011. To help, she prepared homecooked meals for joy, which inspired her to launch The Joy Bus. Now, homebound cancer patients across the Valley can get chef-inspired, healthy meals. The Joy Bus Diner was opened in 2016 to help fund the bus, and thousands of meals have now been delivered to patients.

National School Lunch Program COVID-19 grants repealed

When schools closed in March 2020 due to COVID-19, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) expanded the federal government’s National School Lunch Program (NSLP). This allowed students without financial need to get free lunches and breakfast items to accommodate the challenges of the pandemic. These grants were renewed...

ASU launches first comprehensive archive of COVID-19 tests, testing practices

TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Arizona State University has opened its first comprehensive repository of COVID-19 testing. The repository is called Evidence Commons and houses more than 3,000 publicly available COVID-19 testing-related publications, research on diagnostic tests, and analyses of testing practices. The Commons was made possible thanks to a Rockefeller Foundation grant and has been incorporated into ASU’s COVID-19 Diagnostics Commons, the educational website that centers around COVID-related testing information.

ADHS expands monthly report on COVID-19 outcomes by vaccination status

PHEONIX — The Arizona Department of Health Services last week expanded its monthly report on COVID-19 outcomes by vaccination status. The updated report provides a deeper look at the benefits of becoming vaccinated, the department said Wednesday in a press release. It’ll now display outcomes for people who are...
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What you need to know about the new COVID-19 booster shot

PHOENIX — In just a few days, millions of Americans will be able to get their second COVID-19 booster shot. It will also be available for kids as young as 12. As the virus mutates, the vaccines to fight the virus are also changing. The new booster shot will target new variants including Omicron’s subvariant BA.5, which is still the dominant subvariant, according to the Arizona Department of Health Service’s most recent variant report.