News Clips | August 11, 2021

Affordable naloxone is running out, creating a perfect storm for more overdose deaths, activists say

An affordable antidote for opioid overdoses has become more difficult to obtain amid a fatal epidemic, in what advocates have called a “perfect storm” with deadly consequences.

University of Utah asks students to get vaccinated, wear masks during fall semester

During a virtual town hall Tuesday, leadership at the University of Utah asked all students, faculty and staff to wear masks during the fall semester and get a COVID-19 vaccine if they haven't already done so.

Colorado and Utah’s Worst-In-The-World Air Quality Precedes Grim Climate Report

Two Western cities registered the poorest air quality in the world over the last week as smoke from wildfires in northern California turned the skies over the Rocky Mountains into a chalky white abyss. On July 7, Denver’s air was the worst among international cities, according to IQAir.com. Salt Lake City was No. 1 the day prior.

Doctor offers ways to keep students safe if masks aren't mandated; Utah reports 634 new cases

Utah legislators outlawed statewide school mask mandates earlier this year, but one public health professional said Tuesday there are still ways to make sure students are safe in classrooms this fall.

Mass. Rapid COVID-19 Test Protocol Will Let Close Contacts Stay in School

Massachusetts schools are poised to gain a new tool to help keep students and staff in classrooms even when they might have had possible exposure to COVID-19.

The delta variant may create the ‘final wave’ in U.S., expert says

Will there be more COVID-19 surges this fall and winter?