As COVID-19 deaths near 200K in US, professor talks lessons learned about the virus in Arizona

Some took to downtown Phoenix Sunday night for a vigil honoring those lives lost.

PHOENIX – Nearly 200,000 COVID-19 deaths across the United States leaves many health officials frustrated and overwhelmed as COVID-19 is now a leading cause of death for Americans.

“COVID has become the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer in this country with this 200,000 mark,” says Dr. Shad Marvasti, Associate Professor and Director of Public Health and Prevention at University of Arizona.

He says these deaths could have been prevented.

“I think allowing the scientists and public health officials to lead and having more leadership by example seems to be a recipe for success around

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