News Clips for March 27-29, 2021

Allergy Season Is Blooming With Climate Change

Spring is in the air, and for many people that means allergy season is rearing its ugly head. If it feels like your allergies have recently gotten worse, there’s now data to back that up.

Celebrating Pride: University of Utah kicks of Pride week 2021

Hooray for inclusion and love for thy neighbor. The University of Utah Police shares their pride for Pride week, Friday. “Mark your calendar for #UofU Pride Week: March 29 – April 3!” they state in a Twitter post. Pride Week at the University of Utah is an annual event honoring LGBTQIA+ histories, cultures, and lives.

Fox News sued by Dominion in $1.6 billion defamation case that could set new guardrails for broadcasters

It’s the second voting-systems company to file suit against Fox over the bogus allegations aired by President Donald Trump’s allies after the 2020 election.

U of U professor finds new inroads in fast charging for some batteries

A University of Utah engineering assistant professor has opened the door to create a battery that can be recharged in just a fraction of the time a current battery takes to recharge.

Here’s Why Utah Doctors Say It’s Important To Get Both Doses of Your Coronavirus Vaccine

As of Thursday, 714,049 Utahns have been vaccinated against COVID-19. But of those, only 394,004 are fully vaccinated. That means 320,045 Utahns still have another shot to go, provided they received one of the vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech or by Moderna; both require two doses for maximum effect. A third vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson, which was recently approved for use, requires only one dose.

Abnormally High Heart Rates In Babies More Common Than Perceived

With data collected from the Owlet Smart Sock, doctors found occurrences of tachyarrhythmia in babies in much higher numbers than expected.

Letter: Utah leaders must work to resolve the rent crisis by supporting a fair wage and rent control

We need to get rent under control. The rent crisis in Utah is putting a strain on the resources of a huge swath of its citizens. According to the recent Tribune article on pandemic rent assistance, emergency measures have been taken to help those struggling during the pandemic.

Gen Xer Cox has new economic vision aiming to turbocharge post-vaccination Utah

New governor says state’s economic development needs a revamp, including focus on continued growth — but not at any cost.

University of Utah Theatre Department Cancels SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Over Diversity Concerns

The production, with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, was set to be the company's final show in its 2020-21 season.