News Clips | May 8-10, 2021

2021 30 Women to Watch

Though the first female recession has hit women hard in the labor force, there is no shortage of women breaking barriers and blazing ahead despite difficulty. Help us celebrate the women of Utah who are leading the way in business, law, education, and so much more.

'West: A Translation' With Paisley Rekdal On Monday's Access Utah

In 2019, Utah Poet Laureate Paisley Rekdal was commissioned to write a poem commemorating the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad’s completion.

Latter-day Saints are talking more about Heavenly Mother, and that’s where the debates and divisions begin

She remains a God of mystery. Some believers want to keep her that way. Others crave more answers. Meanwhile, LGBTQ and single members ask: Where do we fit?

Doctors Tweet About Vaccinating Their Children With Covid-19 Vaccines Imminently Available For 12 To 15 Year Olds

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could expand emergency use authorization (EUA) for use of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 mRNA vaccine to those 12 to 15 years of age as early as this coming week. And many medical doctors on social media have expressed eagerness to get their kids vaccinated.

Tips for coping with mental health

According to Mental Health America, Utah ranks #47 for overall citizens experiencing some form of struggle with their health mentally.

These student-led biotech startups won $100,000 in funding

Our world is becoming increasingly mobile. People yearn for ease and convenience with on-the-go lifestyles, even when it comes to their healthcare. With an eye toward these modern user needs, a team of students in Utah, uAir, is looking to integrate easy access to mini-inhaler doses into the busy lives of inhaler-dependent patients worldwide.

Utah’s former budget chief gets $350K in state funds, plus teaching position at the U.

Senate President Stuart Adams said he was “thrilled” to champion the funding request for Kristen Cox’s new government operations course.

Some COVID long-haulers report having less severe symptoms after getting vaccinated

When COVID-19 vaccine appointments opened for all Utahns over the age of 16, Andrew Stott said he was hesitant to make an appointment.

Utah’s post-vaccine tourism rebound is ‘a tale of two recoveries’

Rising U.S. vaccination rates are helping drive a resurgence in air travel and hotel bookings around the country but a full recovery for Utah’s $10 billion-a-year travel and tourism industry is likely still years away

After a year of Zoom meetings, we’ll need to rebuild trust through eye contact

The pandemic has exacerbated an already troubling trust deficit across political, economic and demographic divides.

U of U Health revises visiting policy

University of Utah Health will enact a revised visiting policy. At all University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, individuals accompanying patients to U of U Health facilities must be free of COVID-19 symptoms and wear a mask at all times when inside the facilities.

No mask mandate in Utah schools next year, says Gov. Spencer Cox

Utah's governor said Thursday the state has no plans to require masks for students in K-12 schools next fall, following months of mounting pressure from parents calling for the mandate's end.