News Clips for October 29-November 3, 2020

Utah cheerleader receives emotional homecoming after having both legs amputated

A Utah teenager who inspired her community and people around the world by sharing her journey after having both legs amputated was greeted with an emotional homecoming parade.

Gov. Herbert Meets With Dr. Birx, CDC Director Dr. Redfield In Utah

Governor Gary Herbert met with Dr. Deborah Birx and CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield, who were both in Utah, to discuss the state’s current COVID-19 situation. The meeting was held Saturday morning. The Governor said they discussed the rise in COVID-19 cases in Utah and acknowledged the Beehive State is not the only state seeing a surge.

Utah clerks fight election rumors, misinformation ahead of Tuesday’s polls

Utah county clerks are preparing for potentially record-breaking voter turnout on an Election Day shaped by the pandemic — a task made all the more challenging by a volatile political climate and tidal wave of social media misinformation.

These individuals changed the course of the pandemic in Utah

Every year we honor those in the healthcare industry who have worked to make Utah healthier. But this year, Utah’s healthcare leaders went above and beyond, pivoting their time, creativity, ingenuity, and magnanimity to face off against a global pandemic.

Are There Really Right-Brained and Left-Brained Employees?

For centuries now, people have been following the idea that if you are more logical and analytical then you are “left-brained”, while those who are more creative are referred to as “right-brained.” And since the brain controls all our thoughts and actions, this can be an interesting way to look at it.

Surveillance in Proctored Exams: How Much is Too Much?

Online surveillance protocols start with the idea that students are not trustworthy. At the same time, the evaluation platforms retain the rights to their confidential information. Are they keeping it confidential?

Why there’s global significance at a geothermal project in Beaver County

Imagine having an unlimited supply of clean, renewable energy at your feet that could revolutionize the nation’s — and even the world’s — approach to turning on the lights in billions of homes and powering up economies across the globe.

Phishing Attackers keep Hijacking Prestigious University Email Accounts To sneak Past Corporate Security

The cybercriminal interest in hijacking university email domains is one of cybersecurity’s worst kept secrets and yet it’s become a problem that only seems to generate more bad news.

How do you test wastewater for COVID-19?

What you’re sending down the sewers is vital information for the State of Utah’s fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic. With the rise in COVID-19 cases across the state, engineers and scientists are collecting wastewater to detect the virus.

Informed Decisions 2020: COVID-19 and the Utah Economy

This week on the program, we air an Informed Decisions 2020 panel on COVID-19, its economic impact and how Utah can recover from what many are calling the pandemic recession.

Staying together for the sake of the kids? It may not be as beneficial as you think

Even infants can sense something is amiss, expressed through increased fussiness or sleep disturbances. Toddlers can suffer from separation anxiety, while preschoolers can become defiant. School-aged children can become quick to anger or withdraw. Adolescents at one extreme may try to take on adult roles, and at the other may engage in dangerous behavior like drug and alcohol use.

Healthy In Utah: Halloween safety during a pandemic

With Halloween coming up at the end of this week, you may be wondering if there is a safe way to celebrate Halloween during a pandemic?

Utahn says ‘use your brain’ in 2020 presidential election

Social media experts are warning people of the dangers of spreading misinformation online. Outlets like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are at a crossroads of what to do to diminish this.

Transit testing, ‘corona tent’ scares, election worker woes: News from around our 50 states

A state tourism official said visitation numbers have recovered in some destinations after a steep decline induced by the pandemic. Utah tourism and travel industries had experienced an annual growth rate higher than 5% before public health restrictions were implemented in March.

Utah hospitals coordinate with families to handle inpatients' ballots

Every vote counts – even from a hospital bed. At University of Utah Health, patients are given absentee ballots to sign – and then a family member is responsible for delivering the ballot to a county clerk.

5 factors contributing to physician stress during the pandemic

Since the pandemic began, focus has shifted to accommodate the unique needs of physicians and health professionals experiencing heightened stress. By understanding the top concerns contributing to increased stress right now, health systems and organizations can adopt changes to meet those evolving wellness needs.

University of Utah president: Equity on predominantly white college campuses takes more than 'moving percentages'

When colleges and universities want to demonstrate the effectiveness of changes in policy or practices, there's a tendency to "revert to things we can easily count."

The Specter of Endothelial Injury in COVID-19

Studies signal that damage to the endothelium—cells that cover blood vessels like wallpaper—could underpin the thrombosis and inflammation induced by coronavirus infection.

Importance of minority voting

Emilio Manuel Camu was in studio this morning with the hottest topic of today, the importance of minority voting. Hear why i’s important for minorities to show up to the polls, the challenges minorities face in regards to voting, and how organizations are helping those wanting to vote, and get their voice heard! It’s urgent to get out, and vote today.

M via AP Amid high unemployment some workers look for new careers

Normally, Jacob Narayan works as a waiter at an upscale steakhouse in Park City. But given all that's happened in 2020, he's set his sights on a new career. On a clear day outside Park City, he pulled over on the side of a narrow, tree-lined road that winds its way through a mountainous valley. He grabbed his drone with a camera mounted on the front.

Top 7 colleges in the world to start your career in Gaming

Earlier when the era was without digitalization, we spent our free time playing board games like chess, ludo, monopoly, etc. with our friends and families. But now that the world runs with technology; we have upgraded our lifestyles too. Now we play ludo on our phones or play Pub-G or the newest addition among us. But have you ever wondered how all these mobile and video games are designed?

From East to West On Election Eve, Climate Change—and its Encroaching Peril—Are On Americans’ Minds

In Utah, it’s air pollution; Missouri, it’s extreme weather; in California, it’s sea level rise. And the planet’s future, voters say, hangs in the balance.

Utahns over 40 are out-voting younger generations, deciding representation and policy

Even with a hotly debated election underway, Utahns under 40 are less likely to vote, a 2News Investigation found. Millennials and Generation Z told experts they don’t vote because they don’t think their vote matters. Older generations, who show up to polls in greater numbers, make up a larger percentage of the voting population and ultimately decide Utah’s representation and policy.

Analyzing the impact of the U.S. elections on healthcare

Election Day is here, and the next installment of the Fast Break free webinar series, sponsored by the David Eccles School of business, University of Utah, will focus on "Analyzing the Impact of U.S. Elections on Healthcare" with two incredible experts. The free session is on Thursday, Nov. 12 at noon.

Coronavirus updates: CDC says people who test positive for the virus can still vote in person

Voters who have not yet submitted ballots by mail headed to the polls Tuesday amid what one top health official called “the most concerning and most deadly phase” of the coronavirus pandemic.

‘I will scream as loud as I can,’ College students passionate at the polls

Young voters on The University of Utah’s campus are passionate Monday evening, just one day before the 2020 presidential election. Even during a pandemic with campus quiet, young voters want their voices to be loud.

How to keep your family safe during COVID-19

As COVID-19 cases rise in the community among adults, doctors say it’s critical to remember that kids also get COVID-19 and can become very sick and pass it to others.