News Clips | July 28, 2021

Utah football coach Kyle Whittingham says Utes are more than 80% vaccinated, with 90% in sight

Utah voted second in Pac-12 South; Oregon (North), USC (South) selected as division winners.

University of Utah Pledges to Increase Female Police Presence

The University of Utah Police Department has committed to joining the 30x30 initiative, a national coalition pledging to increase representation of women in police recruit classes to 30% by 2030.

Utah reaction to new CDC mask recommendation

Utah health officials reacted today after an announcement by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revising the agency’s mask recommendations.

Utah Inflation: What is causing the spike in prices?

An imbalance between supply and demand is perhaps one of the biggest contributors to an inflation increase. Even the smallest of disruptions can cause ripples, or a splash, downstream.

5 of 7 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Utah Tuesday were under 65

he Utah Department of Health reported seven COVID-19 deaths in the state Tuesday. But unlike earlier in the pandemic, it's not just older Utahns who are dying now — five of the seven deaths were people under 65 years of age.

How to Get Surgeons to Make Cost-Effective Decisions Without Jeopardizing Care

An estimated 50 million inpatient surgical procedures occur each year in the United States, at a cost of $175 billion.

Olympics roundup: Park City native Haley Batten finishes ninth in mountain biking

Park City native Haley Batten was the top American to finish in women’s cross-country mountain bike, ending up ninth overall with a time of 1:20:13.

State lawmakers prepare to order audit of Utah's parole agency

State lawmakers are taking notice after a series of 2News investigations uncovered a litany of supervision failures by Utah Adult Probation & Parole when it came to protecting the public from the state's most dangerous criminals.

1 in 3 cancer articles on social media contain harmful misinformation

According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, 72% of adults in the United States use social media. Another survey suggests that 73% of people in the U.S. obtain health-related information from the internet.

How the coronavirus infects cells — and why Delta is so dangerous

Scientists are unpicking the life cycle of SARS-CoV-2 and how the virus uses tricks to evade detection.

Guest opinion: The impact of COVID-19 on women caregivers

We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected women: The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah reported that from 2019 to 2020 in Utah, jobs held by women declined at a rate more than double that of men, and unemployment rose more for females than males.