News Clips for July 28, 2020

Notre Dame withdraws as the host of the first Trump-Biden debate, citing coronavirus concerns.

The University of Notre Dame said Monday that it had withdrawn as the host of the first presidential debate in September, citing concerns about bringing campaign officials and volunteers to the campus outside South Bend, Ind., amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Mexican Consulate of Salt Lake offers free COVID-19 testing

The Consulate of Mexico in Salt Lake City along with the University of Utah Wellness Bus, Victor’s Event Center and the Utah Department of Health to offer free COVID-19 testing in West Valley on Friday.

40-Year Study Features Adaptability of Brittlebush to Warmer Environments

Long term observation has found that one native plant from the Mojave Desert, the brittlebush, has exhibited remarkable adaptation capabilities despite rising temperatures.

Will CBD Make Me Fail a Drug Test?

From dog treats to lube, toothpicks to hair gel, you can find CBD in almost anything. While there’s a lot to love about this trendy product, there’s one not-so-lovable, seldom advertised aspect of CBD: It can make you fail a drug test.

U of U student housing residents must get tested for COVID-19 before moving in

The University of Utah is requiring anyone who will be living in student housing this semester to get tested for COVID-19 before moving in.

Doctor: Utah’s average number of COVID-19 hospitalizations a ‘huge concern’

Out of Utah’s 38,409 total COVID-19 case count on Monday, Utahns ages 15-24 have the state’s highest case rate at 1,673.3, per 100,000 people, according to the state health department.

University of Utah hospital ranked first in Utah for seventh consecutive year

The University of Utah Hospital has been ranked the top hospital in Utah and the Salt Lake City metro area for the seventh consecutive year. The rankings are according to the U.S. News & World Report 2020-2021.

In our opinion: Consumers hold the key to the economy during the pandemic

The economy won’t truly reopen until people feel confident. Unfortunately, that confidence took a couple of hits Monday when White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien tested positive for COVID-19, and when Major League Baseball had to cancel some games in its fledgling season because at least 14 members of the Miami Marlins tested positive.

University of Utah to use online classes as ‘circuit breaker’ against COVID-19 infections

The University of Utah will shift to online classwork for two weeks midsemester as a means to reduce possible COVID-19 infections on campus. The university had planned to shift to online coursework around the vice presidential debate, scheduled for Oct. 7 at Kingsbury Hall. Officials have since announced the break will be from Sept. 28 to Oct. 9. On-campus classes will resume Oct. 12.

Here’s why Utahns do or don’t wear a mask during the pandemic and what physicians have to say about it

Some Utahns see wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic as a social responsibility. “I wear a mask because it helps protect people around me,” said Kris Irvin, 33, of Bluffdale. “I think it’s a respect thing.”

The tech-backed institute that shapes how governments approach big tech

A year ago, antitrust officials from Australia, Brazil, China, Japan and eight other countries enjoyed $110-a-plate steak dinners and unlimited pours from $70 bottles of wine at a beachfront hotel surrounded by panoramic views of the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean.

Letter: It’s not hard to quit using racial slurs

Redskin is a racial slur. It’s demeaning and hurtful — even Merriam Webster defines it as offensive.