News Clips for July 29-30, 2020

University of Utah hasn’t even considered canceling vice presidential debate

But two of three college campuses hosting presidential debates have now backed out.

University of Utah Health investigating data breach that affects 10,000 patients

The University of Utah is investigating a serious data breach. According to Becker's Hospital Review, University of Utah Health in Salt Lake City reported the data breach to the Department of Health and Human Services on July 20.

Can’t Travel to Italy This Summer? Read This Book Instead

THINK LOCKDOWN IS bad? Imagine being surrounded by unimaginable luxury, knowing that one wrong word or glance means your death. That’s the situation in which British author Robert Graves plunks Claudius, fourth emperor of ancient Rome and protagonist of “I, Claudius,” the enduring 1934 historical novel.

What Explains Why Homicides Are Increasing Significantly Across the Country Since Late May?

A "Minneapolis effect" from lack of policing is a possible explanation for the startling 37% increase in murders in major cities in recent weeks.

Being overweight or obese could lower the quality of men's sperm

Carried out by a team at the Rovira i Virgili University in Spain, along with researchers from the University of Utah (USA), the Ahvaz Jundishapur University (Iran), and the National University of Córdoba (Argentina), the study looked at 88 existing articles which investigated how weight, including being low weight, normal weight, overweight or obese, could affect a man's sperm quality.

Low death rate is a sign Utah is handling the COVID-19 pandemic well, researchers say

Utah’s relatively young population may be helping to keep COVID-19 deaths at bay. The highest percentage of cases is still found in the younger — age 25 to 44 — population in Utah, but they’re not the ones dying from it, according to Utah Department of Health data. Deaths are happening more readily in those older than 65 in Utah, and especially people over 85 years old who contract the virus.

The new Utah worker training site SkillUpUtah.com is a sign of more to come

Officials from the University of Utah, Utah Valley University, Western Governors University and Brigham Young University’s online Pathway Worldwide have partnered in developing SkillUpUtah.com, as have several for-profit schools and private employers.

Andrew Kramer: Pipeline project based on inaccurate studies

If constructed, the proposed 140-mile Lake Powell Pipeline would be a multi-billion dollar project, one of the most expensive in state history.

Tech CEOs take a beating, but will it lead to change?

The leaders of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google faced a barrage of tough questions, and first-person accounts of questionable corporate behavior, but what comes next, if anything, is an open question.