News Clips for February 5-8, 2021

The Coronavirus Is a Master of Mixing Its Genome, Worrying Scientists

New studies underscore how coronaviruses frequently mix their genetic components—which could contribute to the rise of dangerous variants.

Double Face Masks? N95? Protect Yourself Against New Covid-19 Variants With These Mask Upgrades

The guidance around masks is changing. Here’s the latest that you need to know.

New App Connects First Responders To Immediate Mental Help

COVID-19 is a pressure-cooker for the thousands of first responders in Utah and it’s taken a toll on their mental health. Experts hope a new app will make it easier for those workers to get help.

Coronavirus variants, vaccines, and where the pandemic is headed

Today on “In the Hive,” a primer on coronavirus variants. Three variants of SARS-Cov-2 have drawn the attention of health officials because they may spread more easily or in some cases may be more deadly than the original.

U addresses questions about filling chief safety, president positions

Some key positions for the campus, and campus safety, are in flux at the University of Utah.

Trump’s Impact on Western Land

In his four years as president, Donald Trump rolled back more than 125 environmental regulations and removed protections from nearly 35 million acres of public lands, including millions here in Utah.

Utah’s dashboard targets enrollment, focusing on students first

The university's Sorenson Impact Center says 'rightsizing', not downsizing. is key to ensuring their future. It is looking for partners on its MAPS Project to help in this mission.

How safe are the COVID-19 vaccines?

In the midst of a global pandemic, medical experts developed and rolled out a vaccine for COVID-19 all in a matter of about a year. But because of this expedited process, there are doubts, questions, and concerns as to the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine.

For Latter-day Saints like Chiefs coach and BYU alum Andy Reid, football and faith go hand in hand

The game helped the LDS Church become part of the American mainstream.

So what happens in an LDS temple? New guide offers first-timers real answers.

Peeling away some of the mystery may calm anxieties, but will it lessen the spiritual experience?

A Guide to Get Better Sleep

Are you having a difficult time getting a restful night’s sleep? If so, you certainly aren’t alone. As many as 45% of Aussies don’t get the recommended hours of sleep.

3D medical printing making strides, and helping patients do the same

3D printers are currently being used to construct not only customized prosthetics for patients in need, but a wide variety of other medical items, foremost among them tissues and organoids, as well as surgical models and tools.

University of Utah Police investigating sexual assault

Victim is a minor who is not affiliated with the university, police say.

Select pharmacies in Utah will soon have COVID-19 vaccinations

Starting next week, Utahns who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine will be able to roll up their sleeves at select pharmacies across the Beehive State. The federal government will start shipping doses directly to retail pharmacies nationwide, and Utah has a contract with two chains for vaccine distribution.

Missouri state lawmaker charged with selling fake stem cell treatments and claiming they are a cure for Covid-19

A newly elected Missouri state representative and assistant physician faces charges for allegedly running a fraud scheme in her three clinics and providing prescription drugs illegally, according to federal prosecutors.