News Clips for June 26, 2020

Why Planting Trees Won’t Save Us

If a climate solution sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Two new studies expose the magical thinking around the trillion trees initiative.

Reopenings, record cases and full hospitals: America’s dissonant response to the pandemic

Americans are living through a split-screen pandemic: Their leaders are relaxing restrictions while their states set records for new coronavirus infections. Churches, beaches and bars are filling up, and so are hospital beds.

COVID-19 Shakes Up Summer Internship and Research Opportunities

When Sajan Bar learned he had received a paid summer internship with Trinseo through the ACS SCI Scholars program, he believed the position would introduce him to day-to-day work in the industry.

Gov. Herbert issues declaration honoring Utah Korean War veterans

In commemoration of Korean War Remembrance Day, June 25, 2020, Governor Gary R. Herbert issued a declaration honoring Utahns who fought in the Korean War, which began 70 years ago today and lasted three years.

College football teams wrestle with ethics of reporting positive coronavirus tests during game weeks

Will coaches use COVID-19 absences as a means of gamesmanship during the season?

The cheap steroid touted as a 'breakthrough' coronavirus drug may carry a small risk for people who don't need respiratory support

Last week, the British scientists behind a major clinical trial on dexamethasone announced the cheap steroid reduced deaths by one-third for COVID-19 patients on ventilators. That day, June 16, the British government gave dexamethasone immediate approval to be used as a treatment for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

Letter: The U. should not tolerate racist language

Why is the University of Utah Athletic Department searching for a reason not to fire defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley for using a racial slur toward a recruit? Not a big deal, I guess.

The University of Utah will drop ACT, SAT test requirement for two years

Prospective University of Utah students don’t have to stress over their ACT or SAT scores anymore. The state’s flagship school won’t be requiring them for admission for at least the next two years — a reaction to the pandemic that’s now causing colleges across the nation to rethink their application processes.

U.S. sets another single-day record for new coronavirus cases

Across the United States, 39,327 new coronavirus infections were reported by state health departments on Thursday — surpassing the previous single-day record of 38,115, which was set on Wednesday. Texas, Alabama, Missouri and Nevada reported daily highs. The death toll also spiked, to about 2,500, as New Jersey added 1,854 probable deaths to its overall tally.