News Clips for July 8, 2020

#CancelHamilton? Lin-Manuel Miranda speaks out after ‘Hamilton’ faces heavy criticism for this issue

‘Hamilton’ has been criticized by some for ‘glorifying’ the founding fathers without adequately addressing the role that they played in slavery.

Will Climate Change Upend Projections of Future Forest Growth?

While the world’s forests can play an important role in absorbing carbon dioxide and slowing climate change, new research indicates that elevated CO2 concentrations do not necessarily boost forests and that higher temperatures could cause changes in trees that reduce their ability grow.

ICE rule impacting international students concerns University of Utah

International students face an uncertain future as many universities make a move to online learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Utah's international students scramble to follow new rules to avoid deportation

More than 5,000 international students at universities across Utah are figuring out what they need to do to continue studying in the state.

New Study by Primary Children's Finds Follow-Up Appointments for Children Hospitalized for Bronchiolitis May Not Be Needed

A new study at Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City has found that follow-up appointments for hospitalized children treated for childhood bronchitis are often not necessary, and that switching from mandatory to "as-needed" follow-up care can save families from unnecessary medical care and expense – and may help guide treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gov. Herbert considering statewide mask mandate after hospital officials say they are ‘alarmed’ by growing COVID-19 caseload

Gov. Gary Herbert is weighing whether or not to implement a statewide mask mandate after Utah hospital officials said they are “alarmed” about their growing COVID-19 caseload, officials said Tuesday.

Health Official: Summit County's First COVID Death a 'Turning Point'

As the Summit County Health Board met in their regular monthly session,on Monday County Health Director Rich Bullough reviewed the pandemic numbers that are concerning, and those more on the positive side; and commented on the county’s first recorded COVID-19 death.