News Clips for September 19-21, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death will spark a political fight.

The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has become a liberal icon and has long been a champion of women’s rights, shocked the political world Friday, leading many Utahns to offer their condolences.

At U. law vigil for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, speakers urge attendees to honor her legacy and ‘all be notorious’

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being remembered for her brilliant legal mind, her flair for fashion and her unwavering tenacity, in and out of the courtroom. But on Saturday, gender studies professor Wanda Pillow told a crowd on the University of Utah’s campus they should be thinking about her dissents, too.

Utah researchers studying COVID-19 through Google Street View

COVID-19 research is becoming increasingly important in helping doctors understand how the virus spreads and what we can do to slow it or stop it altogether.

COVID-19 data scandal prompts tweaks to elite journal’s review process

Three months after retracting a high-profile COVID-19 paper, editors at The Lancet hope to assure the research community that they’ve learned their lesson. The journal yanked a study on risks of hydroxychloroquine—an antimalarial drug whose proposed use as a COVID-19 treatment has stirred scientific and political controversy—in June when its authors couldn’t prove the underlying patient data even existed.

How Forbes' best employers are improving employee satisfaction

Alison Flynn Gaffney, executive director of service lines, ancillary and support services at University of Utah Health (Salt Lake City): We began preparing for COVID-19's arrival in the state of Utah in late January and February. We received our first patient in mid-March at out healthcare system.

This Oregon forest was supposed to store carbon for 100 years. Now it’s on fire.

As fires ripped through the West this month, displacing families and releasing a thick, choking cloud of smoke that reached all the way to Europe, some scientists began to worry about yet another loss. Thousands of acres of forest, maintained to offset greenhouse gas emissions, might be going up in smoke.

Mask-Associated Dry Eye Is a Thing — Here's Why It Happens, and What You Can Do to Stop It

This might be why your eyes have been so red and scratchy lately.

Tweets show vapers rarely use e-cigarettes to quit smoking or improve health.

The vast majority of Twitter users who vape with JUUL e-cigarettes are not using the devices to stop smoking or to improve their health, according to a research team led by University of Utah Health scientists.

Utah travel and tourism was crushing it, then COVID-19 rolled in

A slew of statistics that would be the envy of any tourism office are at the center of a new report on Utah’s tourism industry, though the sector has been battered by a public health crisis that’s left one of the state’s leading economic engines sputtering at the curb.

Poll: 51% say it’s safe for children to be back in the classroom

No one knew what to expect when Utah students returned to classrooms after the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to suspend in-person learning last spring.

Life was already challenging for student parents; COVID-19 made it much more difficult

The pandemic halted many resources that student parents need to succeed: on-campus child care centers, in-person study groups, internet access and in-person K-12 education for their kids.