News Clips for May 7, 2020

University of Utah Health to randomly select families for coronavirus blood tests

University of Utah Health announced Wednesday that students will go door to door to sign up thousands of Utahns for testing to see if they have ever had the coronavirus, a study that officials say will help guide state leaders in making decisions about reopening the economy.

Nearly Half of Men Say They Do Most of the Home Schooling. 3 Percent of Women Agree.

A survey suggests that pandemic-era domestic work isn’t being divided more equitably than before the lockdown.

When Will It Be Safe To Buy Again?

Before the pandemic, Gabriel Bertolo considered buying a home and booking an extended vacation. But the coronavirus outbreak stopped him cold. Now he, and millions of other consumers, wants to know: When will it be safe to buy again?

Student loan relief under CARES Act a 'safety net,' University of Utah grad says

Mario Organista, a 2015 University of Utah graduate who carries some $20,000 in student loan debt, says federal relief for borrowers extended under the CARES Act is a “safety net” for his household.

U. academic adviser appointed to Salt Lake City school board

Michelle Tuitupou, an academic adviser in the University of Utah’s College of Mines and Earth Sciences, has been appointed to the Salt Lake City Board of Education.

Climate change unleashes interstate water wars

A looming Supreme Court showdown over water flows from the Pecos River may be the first in a rising swell of interstate water battles driven by climate change.

A new push to reach communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19

A coalition of state and local government resources and community groups are organizing COVID-19 testing events to reach disproportionately affected communities across the state.

VR Headsets Clinically Useful for Visual Field Testing

Gregerson, a fourth-year medical student from the University of Utah School of Medicine, and a team of investigators evaluated the usability of a portable VR perimeter in resource-poor outreach clinics where standard automated perimetry was unavailable. The team included 56 adults from such clinics in Utah and Tanzania.

COVID-19 patients wrong to think breathing tubes 'synonymous with death,' doctors warn

Ventilators are the go-to way physicians treat serious cases of COVID-19, but some patients at Wellington Regional Medical Center in Florida started refusing breathing tubes a couple of weeks ago.

Utah Athletic Department comes up with options for season ticket holders

As the college football season grows closer, there are still rising concerns about whether or not there will be an actual season or not. The most common theme being picked up with college football season has been that if there is a season, maybe it comes at the expense of fans attending.

Unique teamwork between Intermountain and U. Health fortifies Utah’s fight against COVID-19

Teamwork, in a relationship that’s often competitive, is how Intermountain Healthcare and University of Utah Health are responding to COVID-19.

Local News Hour - May 7, 2020

Today on the Local News Hour, Carolyn is joined by Summit County Council member Kim Carson with an update on Wednesday’s council meeting. Then, University of Utah Executive Director of Outreach and Network Development Tad Morley talks about the 5 million surgical grade masks that are being sewn by volunteers through the Project Protect effort, and Kimball Arts Center Communications Director Amy Roberts talks about upcoming plans for the Monster Draw Rally.