News Clips for February 24, 2021

Poor air quality outside can produce higher levels of pollution indoors, Utah study finds

Air quality dangers outdoors can still present raised levels of poor air quality indoors, according to a recent study led by researchers at the University of Utah.

When do Utahns believe life will return to normal? Answers may surprise you

Nearly half of Utahns believe it will be at least a year from now before life returns to normal from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to results of a new Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll released Monday.

Supporters hope hair discrimination bill resurfaces this legislative session

With less than two weeks left in the general session, supporters of the CROWN Act want lawmakers to hear the issue again. The CROWN Act stands for Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural hair. It specifically addresses the discrimination people of color, mainly Black women, experience for choosing not to wear their hair in Eurocentric styles in school and at the workplace.

Remote learning made universities more vulnerable to cyberattacks

The onset of near-universal remote learning made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic left colleges and universities more vulnerable to ransomware, botnets and other cyberattacks, according to research published Tuesday by the cybersecurity provider BlueVoyant.

Utah doctors warn: Don’t let COVID-19 keep you from regular medical care

A growing number patients have skipped cancer screenings, diabetes tests and other routine visits.

‘Yes’ in my backyard? Study shows new Salt Lake County apartments actually boost neighbors’ home values.

University of Utah research reaffirms that higher density not only increases housing affordability but also brings more amenities and more “buzz” to communities.

Drug shortages are an increasing risk, health system pharmacists say

Trade restrictions, pandemics and climate change will likely increase the potential for drug shortages, 92 percent of health system pharmacy experts told the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in its 2021 pharmacy forecast report, released this month.

Where the audience has the voting power: Repertory Dance Theatre’s Regalia available this week in virtual format, as 4 choreographers set their sights on commission prize

Unquestionably, dance companies in Salt Lake City have done a remarkably good job in keeping their presence active during the last year.

Return of the music? Local band headlines at Vivint Arena in March

As COVID-19 daily case counts continue to trend downwards in Utah, many are wondering about the future of live events and entertainment returning to a level of "normalcy."

What Mitt Romney thinks about boycotting the 2022 Olympics in Beijing

New York congressman urging President Joe Biden to boycott 2022 Winter Games in China.