News Clips | May 22-24, 2021

Mask mandates end at some Utah schools

As some Utah schools enter the final week of the 2020-21 school year, many of them are following direction from Governor Spencer Cox that allows students to stop using masks at school.

With engineered proteins, scientists use optogenetics for the first time to help a blind patient see again

Somewhere in Paris, in a white room, seated at a white table, a man wearing a headset reminiscent of those worn by VR gamers reached out with his right hand and placed his fingers on a black notebook. This simple motion, which he executed with confidence, was notable for one very important reason: The man had been blind for close to four decades.

Will COVID-19 Eventually Become Just a Seasonal Nuisance?

Within the next decade, the novel coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 could become little more than a nuisance, causing no more than common cold-like coughs and sniffles.

Scientists in several states, including Utah, are working on an implant to prevent jet lag

Researchers at the University of Utah are part of a national team working on an implant to control the body's circadian rhythm.

New U of U Health clinic opening for people with COVID-19 long hauler symptoms

Jen Abouzelof took COVID-19 very seriously. The 35-year-old worked from home and was a firm “mask believer,” she says. “I thought my risk was low as I never left the house. There’s no way, I thought, I’d ever have COVID.”

Utah marks seismic milestone over a year since Magna earthquake

It has now been over a year since the Magna earthquake rattled the Wasatch Front and we have just reached a new aftershock milestone. The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reported 73 earthquakes in Utah between May 6-19

May’s COVID-19 Update

The month of May has been the most promising time in the fight against COVID-19 so far. The number of vaccinations are increasing every day across the country and restrictions being rolled back in different phases in each state.

A crusade to save football and the people who play it

The news hit Larry Carr hard. But it did not surprise him. It was a Tuesday morning, Jan. 21, when his cellphone buzzed. A teammate from Carr’s football playing days at BYU was calling to let him know that another teammate of theirs, Keith Rivera, a stellar defensive end from 1971-74, died that morning in Oregon when he took his own life. Rivera was 68.

ARREST: $77,000 worth of prescription meds stolen from University of Utah

Police have arrested 31-year-old Henry Ricky Speulveda, the man suspected of stealing a yellow box truck that had $77,000 worth of medications inside.