News Clips for April 7, 2021

Early Utah wildfire season could have serious impacts on allergy season

On Tuesday, while parts of the state saw snow and rain, other areas saw serious drought conditions. On Monday, multiple areas were under a Red Flag Warning as strong winds brought large amounts of dust.

Why does poll show ‘dramatic’ surge in optimism among Utahns about COVID-19?

More than half of Utahns now see life returning to normal no later than this fall after more than a year of COVID-19 restrictions, according to results released Tuesday from a new Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll, a much more optimistic outlook than earlier this year.

Open COVID Pledge

Battling COVID-19 takes a team of people. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Utah's Jorge L. Contreras looks into how some made a pledge to do so.

What can I expect this allergy season?

After a winter full of quarantines and social distancing, the coming of spring has seemed to especially herald in new hope this year. And though the newly blossoming trees and plants are beautiful, they can bring with them pollen and allergy season.

Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation’s next virtual concert features Utah premiere of Koji Attwood’s transcription of Schubert’s Death and the Maiden string quartet

Near the end of his life, pianist Vladimir Horowitz told New York Times music critic Anthony Tommasini that one of his greatest regrets was never having played Franz Liszt’s transcriptions of the Beethoven symphonies in public.

For Frontline Workers, No Vaccine for Mental Health

Pandemic’s Toll On Health Care Workers Reveals Need To Keep Mental Health At Forefront.

1 in 3 COVID patients diagnosed with neuropsychiatric condition in 6 months, study finds

A University of Utah doctor is sharing some alarming information about what appears to await one-third of COVID-19 survivors. After all the pain and debilitating symptoms, many who are technically considered "recovered" suffer from neurological or psychiatric disorders.

Study: Drought-breaking rains more erratic, rare in US West

Rainstorms grew more erratic and droughts much longer across most of the U.S. West over the past half-century as climate change warmed the planet, according to a sweeping government study released Tuesday that concludes the situation is worsening.