COVID-19: Vaccine Watch

conspiracy theorists Utah hospital...
Devin Oldroyd

Visitor guidelines at Intermountain Healthcare ease

Intermountain's new visitor guidelines are an attempt to return to "normal, pre-COVID" expectations, the company said.
6 months ago
In a photo provided by Multnomah County, Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury, center, leads the ...
GILLIAN FLACCUS, CHRISTOPHER WEBER and TERRY TANG Associated Press

Two years into COVID-19 pandemic, world takes cautious steps forward

Hospitalizations from COVID-19 in the U.S. have decreased 80% in the last six weeks. Still, health experts are urging certain cautions.
7 months ago
FILE: Image of a pregnant woman. Photo credit: Deseret News, Sara Reid...
Paul Nelson

Researchers say COVID-19 leads to worsening pregnancy complications

New research from the University of Utah shows COVID-19 can cause bigger pregnancy complications.
8 months ago
500,000 deaths...
Simone Seikaly

BREAKING: The Utah National Guard will assist long-term care facilities

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health has requested help from the Utah National Guard’s COVID-19 Joint Task Force, and the help is coming. The Task Force has been activated, which means 50 service members will be deployed to help at long-term care facilities across the state of Utah. “Utah National Guard members […]
8 months ago
Intermountain visitors...
Simone Seikaly

New overnight visitor guidelines at Intermountain Healthcare facilities

Intermountain visitors are also asked to wear a mask at all times in clinic and hospital settings and when a hospital caregiver is nearby.
9 months ago
mental health help...
Curt Gresseth

Mental health needs spike during pandemic, but help in Utah abundant, free

The need for mental health services reached new heights in Utah last year, but a physician said help is available and free in the state.
9 months ago
best mask omicron...
Simone Seikaly

The best mask against the omicron variant: factors to consider

The best mask or respirator to fight omicron can be determined by fit, filtration, breathability, durability, and quality control.
9 months ago
vaccinate the world...
Curt Gresseth

How to vaccinate the whole world (not just rich countries) against COVID

A global-supply chain expert discusses the steps necessary to vaccinate the whole world -- not just wealthy countries -- against COVID-19.
9 months ago
U.S. President Joe Biden, seen here on December 3 in Washington, DC, is set to announce a plan for ...
Kevin Liptak, Nikki Carvajal, Jeremy Diamond and Maegan Vazquez, CNN

Biden announces plan to mail Americans 500 million at-home rapid Covid-19 tests

Pres. Joe Biden announced a number of new efforts to combat a surge of Covid-19 cases in the US, including mailing 500 million at-home tests.
9 months ago
third vaccine dose...
Nick Wyatt

Some Utahns ready for a third vaccine dose, pharmacies are preparing

Some Utahns are ready for a third vaccine dose against COVID-19. One pharmacy says it's already booking appointments.
1 year ago
smell...
Curt Gresseth

Did Covid break your nose? Doc talks about relearning how to smell

You have lost your sense of smell to COVID-19. Now what? A doctor says it is possible to retrain your brain to recover the sense of smell, and the best thing is you can do it from home.
1 year ago
COVID-19 myths...
Curt Gresseth

The doctor is in — and busting COVID-19 myths about herd immunity, etc.

COVID-19 myths (including whether CO2 is retained by masks) are swatted down by an expert from University of Utah Health.
1 year ago
utah man spends 223 days in icu with COVID...
Heather Kelly

Utah man returns home after spending 223 days in the ICU fighting COVID-19

Utah resident Thomas Kearl says his 223-day ICU ordeal started as a family get together, and ended with 10 out 12 of his family members testing positive for COVID-19.
1 year ago
vaccine appointments...
Nick Wyatt

Utah health dept. ready to administer third vaccine dose after CDC approval

The Utah Department of Health is finalizing plans to administer third vaccine dose to those with compromised immune systems.
1 year ago
Joe Morley's BBQ...
Mark Jackson

Joe Morley’s BBQ closes its historic Midvale location Saturday

Joe Morley's BBQ closes its historic Midvale location after decades of service to BBQ loving Utahns.
1 year ago
Brigham Woman COVID-19...
Paul Nelson

Brigham City woman might die of COVID-19 before meeting her newborn

The family of a Brigham City woman report she’s clinging to life after being infected with COVID-19 during the third trimester of her pregnancy.
1 year ago
masks back on...
Paul Nelson

Doctors urge Utahns to consider putting masks back on

Doctors in Utah are urging the public to put masks back on to slow the spread of COVID-19 as the state hit over 800 new cases Wednesday.
1 year ago
public transportation mask mandate...
Madeleine Porter

Request to block public transportation mask mandate rejected by Justice Clarence Thomas

Justice Clarence Thomas has rejected a request to block the Biden administration's Covid-19 public transportation mask mandate.
1 year ago
The great resignation...
Paul Nelson

How is ‘The Great Resignation’ impacting health care in Utah?

All over the country, millions of people are up and quitting their jobs and looking for better options called "The Great Resignation".
1 year ago
Visitors walk on a busy sidewalk, Saturday, May 15, 2021, in Bar Harbor, Maine. Gov. Janet Mills is...
KIMBERLEE KRUESI Associated Press

CDC director defends decision to ditch masks

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday defended the decision to ease mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, stressing that increasing political pressure had nothing to do with the abrupt shift in guidelines.
1 year ago
(Alex Boye, left, singing for workers and patients at Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful.  Photo: Paul ...
Paul Nelson

Utah singer Alex Boye holds concert to thank frontline workers

Alex Boye says he was inspired to hold these concert s after hearing horror stories from doctors and nurses who were overwhelmed with patients when the pandemic was at its worst.
1 year ago
cloth masks India Navajo...
Dan Bammes

India will receive donation of cloth masks from Navajo Nation

India will receive a donation of masks from the Navajo Nation after experiencing a surge of COVID-19 infections.
1 year ago
second shots...
Curt Gresseth

Utah mulled postponing second shots to give out more first doses

In December, Utah's governor considered following the decision made by the UK and delay second shots of the Covid-19 vaccine while giving out more first shots.
1 year ago
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Paul Nelson

Organizers host two COVID-19 vaccine clinics for Latinos in Ogden

Community activists are hosting two bilingual vaccine clinics over the next two weekends in Ogden, and they hope to attract people who have been hesitant to get vaccinated.
1 year ago