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Eliza Craig

Utah COVID-19 update: 2,152 new cases and 556,463 total cases

Today's Utah COVID-19 update includes 2,152 new cases, 429 of which occurred among children who are now approved for a pediatric COVID vaccine.
23 days ago
FILE - This October 2021, photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in ...
The Associated Press

US health officials give final clearance for pediatric COVID-19 vaccine

Millions of shots made by Pfizer and its partner BioNTech have already been shipped to states, doctors’ offices and pharmacies, in advance of the CDC's decision.
24 days ago
FILE - This October 2021, photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in ...
LAURAN NEERGAARD and MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writers

CDC panel okays COVID-19 vaccine for kids, final approval expected today

If the director of the CDC agrees with Tuesday's vote, the U.S. will embark on a major expansion of vaccinations.
24 days ago
Firefighters rally outside Mayor Bill De Blasio's residence Gracie Mansion to protest COVID-19 vacc...
Susannah Cullinane, Jason Hanna and Artemis Moshtaghian, CNN

9,000 NYC workers on unpaid leave for not complying with vaccine requirement

9,000 workers are out on unpaid leave in New York City for failure to comply with COVID-19 vaccine requirement.
25 days ago
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Curt Gresseth

Vaccine mandate from Biden unacceptable, say Utah state officials

Utah Senate president Stuart Adams wants the same exemptions in the federal vaccine mandate that are provided for Utah businesses.
25 days ago
Utah elected officials join lawsuit...
Kate Davis

Utah elected officials join lawsuit against federal vaccine mandate

Utah elected officials join lawsuit opposing a proposed federal vaccine mandate. Leaders including Gov. Spencer Cox are involved.
28 days ago
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Amber Gentry

One in five Utahns support a cash payment for addicts to stay sober

At least half of those participating in the study said that addicts should receive an outright cash payment to stay sober.
28 days ago
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Paul Nelson

Doctors report more COVID-19, and MIS-C cases in Utah kids

In Utah, children between the ages of five and 11 make up 20% of new COVID-19 cases, and 120 kids have another illness, MIS-C.
28 days ago
FILE - This October 2021, photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in ...
MATTHEW PERRONE and LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press

FDA paves way for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations in young kids

Children are at lower risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 however 8,300 young patients have been hospitalized according to the FDA.
28 days ago
FILE - Lawsuit filed in Tampa against the Presidents COVID-19 Vaccine mandate...
By Gregory Lemos and Maegan Vazquez, CNN

DeSantis announces new lawsuit against Biden administration over vaccine mandate requirement for federal contractors

(CNN) -- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday announced the state has officially filed a new lawsuit in Tampa against the Biden administration over the President's order imposing a vaccine mandate on federal contractors, set to take effect December 8.
29 days ago
Exterior of Xlear headquarters in American Fork, Utah (courtesy of Xlear, Inc.)...
Simone Seikaly

Utah company Xlear sued by FTC for false COVID-19 claims

Xlear has been sued for repeatedly making claims which the Federal Trade Commission says are false and misleading statements about COVID.
29 days ago
In this handout photo released by UNICEF, Valeriy, a patient with coronavirus, breathes with an oxy...
Josh Boak and Zeke Miller Associated Press

Vaccine reluctance in Eastern Europe brings high COVID cost

“You can buy a counterfeit certificate, but you can't buy antibodies," says a Ukrainian truck driver who saw the effects of the virus first-hand.
30 days ago
FILE: A nurse reaches for a vial of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a pop up vaccine clinic in ...
Eliza Craig

Utah update: 2,000 new cases of COVID-19

Officials also reported that 538 Utahns required hospitalization for COVID-19 on Wednesday and that another 22 Utahns have died as the result of COVID-19
1 month ago
FILE PHOTO: The Intermountain Healthcare Kem C. Gardner Transformation Center in Murray is pictured...
Kate Davis

Intermountain Healthcare vaccine requirement

Intermountain Healthcare announces vaccine requirement for employees
1 month ago
FILE  - In this undated file image provided by Merck & Co. shows their new antiviral medication...
The Associated Press

Merck agrees to let other drug makers produce its COVID pill

Merck's COVID-19 treatment is the first pill with demonstrated effectiveness. Millions of people in poorer countries could gain access to the drug.
1 month ago
FILE PHOTO: Adelaide Skene puts on a face mask at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray on Tuesday...
Katia Hetter, CNN

What will a Covid-19 vaccine for younger kids mean? An expert weighs in

Many parents and children have questions about what having the vaccine will mean. Do vaccinated kids still have to mask in schools? Can they see more friends and have sleepovers now? And do young kids really get that sick from Covid-19?
1 month ago
This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in Puurs, B...
LAURAN NEERGAARD and MATTHEW PERRONE Associated Press

FDA advisers endorse Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for young kids

The vote Tuesday by the Food and Drug Administration panel moves the U.S. closer to vaccinating children ages 5 to 11.
1 month ago
Utah Sleep issues...
Colby Walker

Sleepless in Salt Lake City, Utah ranks #1 for people Googling “sleep issues”

Google trend data compiled by Amerisleep shows that Utahn's lead the nation for googling sleep issues.
1 month ago
(Portion of the artwork used by the newly launched LeanOnUtah campaign.  Photo: Intermountain Healt...
Paul Nelson

Hospitals in need of crutches/canes across Utah, donations needed

Crutches and canes can't be manufactured because companies can't get the materials needed to make them.
1 month ago
Four African lions at Utah's Hogle Zoon have test positive for COVID-19 Delta Variant Photo credit:...
Mark Jones

4 African lions at Utah’s Hogle Zoo test positive for COVID-19 Delta Variant

Four African lions at Utah's Hogle Zoo have tested positive for the COVID-19 Delta variant, according to zoo officials.
1 month ago
FILE - This Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020 file photo shows a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the...
LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer

Moderna says its low-dose COVID shot works for kids 6 to 11

Moderna says its low-dose COVID-19 vaccine is safe and appears to work in 6- to 11-year-olds. It is the second U.S. vaccine aimed at eventually being offered to children.
1 month ago
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Nick Wyatt

Great Salt Lake dust could be toxic, bad for snow season

Dust from portions of dried lake bed at the Great Salt Lake could be problematic. An expert shares the possibilities (they're not good).
1 month ago
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Kelsey Earl

National Take-Back Day a chance to get rid of unused prescriptions

National Take-Back Day is Saturday, October 22. It gives Utahns the chance to safely dispose of unneeded prescription medications.
1 month ago
Intermountain recommendation COVID-19 booster...
Nick Wyatt

Intermountain recommendation for COVID-19 booster – repeat the past

The Intermountain recommendation is that people get the same booster as their original vaccine, but mixing and matching is ok.
1 month ago

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