News Clips for March 20-23, 2021

“I Cried Every Day”: Healthcare Workers Explain Why They’re Leaving Their Jobs

Tanya Wildes, MD, is one of those doctors who was born, not made. She’s known that medicine was her calling since she was four years old, when she instinctively reset her sister’s dislocated finger (please don’t try it at home, she warns). And yet last August, after 12 years of practicing medicine, she decided to resign from her job as an oncologist in St. Louis, MO — and, at least for now, leave medicine altogether.

Is Distance Learning Good For Students?

The pandemic has transformed education, both on college campuses and in K-12 classrooms. Distance learning is the new norm, and while students are already returning to the classroom, e-learning will likely become more common post-pandemic.

Taking on the world, one pancake at a time

Joel Clark’s mother had an idea to peddle her nutritious pancakes to the neighbors, and now they can be found on grocery shelves from coast to coast.

Undocumented immigrants sought far less health care after Trump launched his campaign, new study shows

Undocumented immigrants were less likely to visit primary care physicians after former President Trump launched his presidential campaign in 2015, according to a March study — suggesting his rhetoric had a chilling effect, experts said, that could make those individuals less likely to seek critical care or, even now, Covid-19 vaccinations.

Salt Lake City high schoolers now in class 4 days a week

Junior high and high school students in the Salt Lake City School District will be coming to class in school buildings four days a week, starting Monday, March 22.

University of Utah under fire from animal rights group over monkey deaths

The University of Utah is under fire from an animal rights group over United States Department of Agriculture inspection reports that say laboratory monkeys died of “overheating and distress” in their cages and after surgical procedures.

‘Curved’ Wasatch fault may be even more destructive and deadly than previously thought

Studies in wake of Magna quake reveal more violent shaking at the surface. Lawmaker calls for stepped-up campaign to safeguard brick and masonry homes.

Utah HERO Project backs new CDC guidance for just 3 feet between students in schools

Research conducted by the University of Utah in 20 Granite District elementary schools and one private school provides “one of the strongest pieces of evidence yet” that transmission of COVID-19 in elementary schools has been very low, researcher said Friday.

13 Have Died Since 2000 on Angels Landing Trail at Zion

Records compiled by FOX 13 show that 13 hikers have fallen and died from Angels Landing, or the trail to it, since 2000 at Zion National Park.

University of Utah hands out free coffee and talks student safety, Friday

Officers and students celebrated each other’s company with a hot cup of joe and some sweet donuts, Friday. On March 19, in hopes to bridge the disconnect between students and law enforcement, the University of Utah Police implemented ‘Coffee with Cops’.

University of Utah wins $500,000 award to develop clean hydrogen technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded $2 million to four research and development projects advancing clean-hydrogen production technologies, including the University of Utah.

Dominant Utes win Pac-12 Gymnastics Championships

Utah wins the conference meet for the first time since 2017, with Cal second and UCLA third.

How close is Utah to having the coronavirus ‘under control?’

From herd immunity to test positivity rates, experts are looking at these benchmarks next.

Park City students say online filters blocked LGBTQ, BLM searches

Students at Park City High School say they were blocked from searching for LGBTQ and Black Lives Matter material on school-issued computers.

IN FOCUS Discussion: The Plastics Paradox

In the 1967 movie, “the Graduate,” a neighbor tells Dustin Hoffman’s character that the future for him could be summed up in one word, plastics. Plastic is everywhere in our world and it has undoubtedly enhanced our lives tremendously. But there are also consequences to plastics – most noticeably, waste.

2 Utah hospital systems will keep mask requirements after statewide mandate lifts

Intermountain Healthcare, the region’s largest health care provider, announced Friday that caregivers, patients and visitors will need to keep wearing masks even after the statewide mask mandate is lifted April 10.

Based in part on data from Utah’s crowded classrooms, CDC says desks can be closer than 6 feet during pandemic

Schools no longer are advised to keep students 6 feet apart, federal health officials announced Friday — and a University of Utah study of elementary schools in Salt Lake County provided evidence that 3 feet was safe enough.

Samsung-Ericsson Royalty Feud Tests Foreign Injunction Strength

A patent royalty fight between Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Ericsson Inc. is testing the amount of deference U.S. courts will give to injunctions in other countries that are increasingly part of such global battles.