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News Clips | October 1, 2021

This Workplace Rule Could Have Blunted the Opioid Epidemic. Then Congress Killed It.

“Workers have no control, and they get hurt and their lives are ruined.”

How an Ancient Potato Could Thrive in a Changing Climate

Indigenous communities of the Southwest are working to repatriate the Four Corners Potato.

Majority of Pregnant People Refuse to Get Vaccinated, Despite CDC Guidance

As the U.S. saw an alarming rise in the number of unvaccinated expectant mothers hospitalized with COVID-19, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month urged all pregnant people to get vaccinated.

FBI Statistics Show a 30% Increase in Murder in 2020. More Evidence That Defunding Police Wasn’t a Good Idea

The surge in violent crime over the past year—murders in particular—has been astounding and historic.

Hospital staff, hailed as heroes in 2020, confronted with disbelief, rage, even violence as COVID pandemic wears on

Cox Medical Center Branson in Missouri started giving panic buttons to some 400 nurses and other workers after assaults tripled from 2019 to 2020.

Merck’s antiviral pill reduces hospitalization of Covid patients, a possible game-changer for treatment

An investigational antiviral pill reduced the chances that patients newly diagnosed with Covid-19 would be hospitalized by about 50%.

Has COVID-19 really turned us into mean, violent people?

The murder rate leaped up during 2020, people are driving aggressively and airline passengers are acting out. All of this correlates to the start of the pandemic.

Reading ability crucial indicator of functional loss

Study of the University of Bonn on functional tests in atrophic age-related macular degeneration.

Researchers discover how a genetic mutation in mice and monkeys interferes with viruses

A nationwide team of researchers, led by scientists at University of Utah Health and The Rockefeller University, has determined how a genetic mutation found in mice and monkeys interferes with viruses such as HIV and Ebola.

Study reveals possible 12-month changes in pregnancy intentions

Deciding when to start or grow a family is deeply personal and complex.

Documenting the pandemic: What Utah historians need from you to complete their collections

While COVID-19 continues to pose issues for Utah, the U.S. and everywhere worldwide, there will eventually be a time—perhaps in the not-so-distant future—when it's forgotten.

New animals declared close to extinction–should we care?

An announcement this week by the US Fish and Wildlife Service that nearly two dozen species of animals were nearing extinction wasn’t met with alarm in some circles.

‘We feel like we can keep going’: Utah nurse explains superpower of being appreciated

One of the most commonly used sentiments during the pandemic has been calling frontline health care workers ‘heroes.’

Educating Utahns on domestic violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and service providers from St. George, Logan, Intermountain Healthcare and the University of Utah Health have joined together for #StoptheViolenceUtah.

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