News Clips for January 28-29, 2021

What do I need to know about the COVID-19 variants?

For many, the emergence of the COVID-19 vaccine has been a light at the end of the tunnel. But with new variants popping up around the world, many questions remain. Here are some common questions about the variants and what we know at this point.

Letter: Ruth Watkins’ leadership and vision are a reflection on our community

I had the good fortune of serving as commissioner of higher education for nearly five years. One of my responsibilities was to help the board of regents recruit and select college and university presidents. I was able to observe many presidents as they dealt with challenges and opportunities.

U of U Health's 'Wellness Bus' ends its COVID-19 testing mission

University of Utah Health’s “The Wellness Bus” will return to its pre-pandemic activities next week.

Immigrants can be a soldier, but not a police officer—a Park City man hopes that changes

Utah bill seeks to diversify police forces by allowing legal immigrant residents to serve.

From immersive art exhibits to virtual story time, we’re weekend ready!

Dreamscapes is a project by the Utah Arts Alliance celebrates their grand reopening tonight, Friday January 29th. Back with a new COVID safe exhibit. Salt Lake City’s Immersive Art Experience boasts new art installations and numerous upgrades throughout the new exhibit space.

Hormonal IUD effective option for emergency contraception, Utah-based study finds

Hormonal intrauterine devices are just as effective as their copper and plastic counterparts at providing emergency contraception and preventing unwanted pregnancies, a study published Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine found.

NASA, Boeing Test Crew Return and Recovery Procedures

Landing and recovery teams from Boeing and NASA recently completed a crew landing dress rehearsal at the U.S. Army’s White Sands Space Harbor in New Mexico, in preparation for missions returning with astronauts from the International Space Station as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

U. study: Pregnant women with severe COVID-19 symptoms at higher risk for complications, death

Pregnant women who developed severe symptoms of COVID-19 were at higher risk of pregnancy complications and even death compared to women who experienced no symptoms, or mild or moderate symptoms, according to a new study led by a University of Utah researcher.

Former student-athletes advocate for better protection against sexual abuse

The University of Utah is playing a role in efforts to stop the sexual abuse of student-athletes.