Yes. Arizona Covid 19 have spiked since businesses began re-opening. Yes, Arizonans have resisted wearing masks. Let's take a closer look at Arizona
The Navajo Nation has the most number of cases. However the statistics include cases in both Arizona and New Mexico as the Navajo Nation covers both
states. Presently, the Navajo Nation has over 28,000 Covid-19 cases when their total population is 173,667 on the 2010 census.
The top zip code in the state of Arizona with the most cases is 85350, which is Somerton/Yuma on the Mexico-Arizona border. As of June 22, 2020 there
were 1,413 covid-19 cases, total, known in a zip code with a population of 22,306 people. In 85350, over 87% of the population is Hispanic or
The 2nd highest rate of Covid 19 cases by zip code in the state of Arizona is 85009. As of June 22, 2020 there are 997 known cases of Covid 19 among a
population of 49,536 people. By June 23, tomorrow it will surpass 1000 known cases. In 85009, 81.4% of the population is Hispanic.
The 3rd highest rate of Covid 19 cases by zip code in the state of Arizona is 85033. As of June 22, there are 931 Covid 19 cases known among a
population of 65,759 people. In 85033, 82.1% of the population is Hispanic.
So what's going on with the spread of Covid-19? While I can't speak for Yuma, I can speak for 85009, because I live in 85009.
In my neighborhood, in 85009, half the people had a weird cough and were unable to breathe in March, three months ago. Back in March, the symptom list
of Covid-19 was different and tests were unavailable. Of those who had the strange cough in March who called up doctors offices, the doctors offices
would not allow them to come in. They were refused appointments. Hospitals would not let them in and Urgent Care Centers would not let them in. So no
one got tested in March, as there were no tests available and residents of 85009 with a strange cough and difficulty breathing were denied access to
health care facilities.
Therefore, in my neck of the woods of 85009, those with the bizarre cough and difficulty breathing in March were left to fight it off on their own
with no medical assistance.
What's in 85009? There are maybe only 3 grocery stores. About 5 gas stations. About 7 Dollar stores. St. Mary's Food Bank, one of the largest food
banks is in 85009. There are a bunch of warehouses. And a bunch of fast food places.
And 85009 has recycling facilities all over the zip code. 85009 is known for "Dumpster Divers" everywhere who dig thru other people's trash. Then they
touch doorknobs everywhere after digging thru trash and taking it to the recyclers.
While the medical community might be quick to blame Covid-19 on the Hispanic community, I'd say NOT-SO-FAST, considering the number of recycling
places in 85009.
I'd say it's a lack of cleaning and appropriate cleaning supplies. Of the list of cleaning products, known to kill coronavirus, in 85009, only one
product has SPARSELY been available to clean with, which is bleach. And in many cases, bleach has been sold out for weeks on end in 85009.
I have not seen Lysol at any store in 85009 since March. Fact is, in order to find Lysol in a store, one must travel 4-10 zip codes away from 85009 in
order to buy it. (I even went 20 miles away once just to buy Lysol).
So what has the predominantly Hispanic population had to clean with in 85009? Fabuloso and Pinealin and other products from Mexico which don't kill
coronavirus. If they are lucky enough to find bleach, they can use that. But even bleach is scarce. I even saw someone take toilet bowl tablets and
try to crumble them up to dissolve in gallons of water just because bleach was sold out everywhere. I'm not even sure if bleach is killing covid
So between all the recycling facilities, Dumpster Divers, and lack of proper cleaning supplies sold in 85009, the population of 85009 has no choice
but to fight off Covid 19 on their own, no matter what race they are. Whether Hispanic, White, Black, Asian or Native American...they've been left for
months to fight off Covid 19 on their own.
Testing in 85009 is a relatively NEW thing. They only started testing people at the end of May.
Why do Arizonans resist wearing masks? Cause it's so damned hot. Arizona has already had excessive heat warnings. Wearing a mask in 108-110 degree
heat is horrible. Not even sure it helps any because everyone's masks are saturated in sweat. That means everyone is exhaling sweat from their masks
into the air. Airborne sweat all over town. Do these masks even help? Or does airborne sweat make covid 19 spread faster?
Arizona Covid-19 Cases By Zip Code
edit on 23-6-2020 by MapMistress because: Fixed link