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FILE: Former Utah Jazz John Stockton reacts during a 76-70 Wichita State win over the Gonzaga Bulld...
Michael Houck

Former Utah Jazz star John Stockton sues Washington medical director about COVID misinformation policy

Former Utah Jazz superstar John Stockton has filed a federal lawsuit against Washington officials on First Amendment violations, arguing the state's policy of COVID-19 misinformation is unconstitutional.
1 month ago
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Alex Cabrero

State parks expecting another record visitation year, hiring more workers

It didn't matter how cold or snowy it was at Deer Creek State Park Friday afternoon. Nothing was going to stop Leonard Sawyer from taking his boat out to do a little fishing.
2 months ago
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Emma Benson

‘Not viruses to mess around with’: Experts urge caution during ongoing ‘tripledemic’

Experts say though not as severe as last year, this winter we're seeing another "tripledemic" – rising cases of COVID-19, flu and RSV in Utah.
3 months ago
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Emma Benson

‘The ICUs are full:’ Keep yourself and others healthy this holiday

It's time for holiday gatherings, but with more people around us comes a greater risk of getting sick.
4 months ago
Julianna Preece goes through the mountain of medical documents she's acquired for her health condit...
Lauren Steinbrecher

Herriman couple is suing CVS, says 5x Covid vaccine dose mistake caused health problems

A couple is suing a Utah CVS vaccination clinic, saying a nurse’s mistake led to the wife receiving five times the normal COVID-19 vaccine dose and caused serious health issues she’s still dealing with today.
5 months ago
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Associated Press

More free COVID-19 tests from the government are available for home delivery through the mail

Americans can order more free COVID-19 tests online for home delivery.
5 months ago
FILE - Doses of the anti-viral drug Paxlovid are displayed in New York, Aug. 1, 2022. The COVID-19 ...
Amanda Seitz, Associated Press

COVID-19 treatments to enter the market with a hefty price tag

The COVID-19 treatments millions of have taken for free from the federal government will enter the private market next week with a hefty price tag.
6 months ago
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Associated Press

Child care programs just lost thousands of federal dollars. Families, providers scramble to cope

After two years of receiving federal subsidies, 220,000 child care programs across the country were cut off from funding Saturday Utah
7 months ago
Thomas Perlmann, secretary of the Nobel Assembly, right, announces the winner of the 2023 Nobel Pri...
David Keyton and Mike Corder

Nobel in medicine goes to 2 scientists whose work enabled creation of mRNA vaccines against COVID-19

Two scientists have won the Nobel Prize in medicine for discoveries that enabled the development of mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 and could be used in the future to create other shots.
7 months ago
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Mike Anderson

Flu, COVID cases expected to rise in Utah

The number of COVID-19 diagnoses continues to stay above what we saw over the summer but now some doctors are starting to see early signs of the flu as well.
7 months ago
President Joe Biden in State Dining Room at the White House...
Associated Press

Biden has gotten the updated COVID-19 vaccine and the annual flu shot, the White House says

The White House says President Joe Biden has gotten the updated COVID-19 vaccine and the annual flu shot.
7 months ago
FILE - COVID-19 antigen home tests indicating a positive result are photographed in New York, April...
Will Weissert

Biden administration announces $600M to produce COVID tests and will reopen website to order them

The Biden administration has announced that it is providing $600 million in funding to produce new at-home COVID-19 tests and allowing Americans to order up to four free tests per household.
7 months ago
COVID tests sent over to Catherine Thompson without her asking for them....
Matt Gephardt and Sloan Schrage, KSL TV

Feds warn of evolving scam targeting Medicare users by sending unwanted COVID test kits

KSL Investigators have been hearing from Utahns that COVID-19 test kits are showing up in their mailboxes, out-of-the-blue.
7 months ago
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Kaigan Mears Bigler, KSL.com

Utah Health panel provides update on latest COVID-19 developments

The COVID-19 virus keeps changing and cases are on the rise, but Utah doctors say recent developments in the fight against COVID-19 are positive.
7 months ago
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Lauren Steinbrecher

Have an expired COVID-19 test? It might still be good to use, as cases rise in Utah

Doctor's offices and health departments are waiting on the approval of a new COVID-19 vaccine booster, which is on the cusp of distribution while new cases begin to rise in Utah.
7 months ago
This photo provided by Pfizer in September 2023 shows single-dose vials of the company's updated CO...
Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer

US approves updated COVID vaccines to rev up protection this fall

U.S. regulators have approved updated COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, shots aimed at revving up protection this fall and winter.
7 months ago
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Mary Culbertson

Utah-based ‘fake doctor’ arrested after three-year manhunt

A man fled after he was indicted by federal court in 2020 for selling falsified vaccinations online
8 months ago
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Amanda Musa, CNN

Flu, RSV vaccines available ahead of fall virus season

With the fall respiratory virus season just around the corner, major US pharmacy chains have begun rolling out flu and RSV vaccine appointments.
9 months ago
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Logan Stefanich, KSL.com

In-N-Out prohibits employee use of face masks in Utah, 4 other states

The popular burger chain In-N-Out has told employees in five states — including Utah — that they will no longer be allowed to wear medical masks at work and could lose their jobs if they refuse to comply unless they have a note from their doctor.
9 months ago
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Tamara Vaifanua

Impact of pandemic on education in Utah lower than most of country

Utah students navigated some challenges during the pandemic. But today – three to four years later – students are bouncing back.
10 months ago
Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks about the roll-out of the International Religious Freedom ...
Matthew Lee

US aims to rejoin UN scientific and educational organization to push back on China

The Biden administration says the U.S. will rejoin the U.N.'s educational and scientific organization after a five-year absence.
10 months ago
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Dave Collins

Former Connecticut lawmaker gets 27 months in prison for stealing coronavirus aid

A former Connecticut state representative has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for stealing more than $1.2 million from the city of West Haven.
11 months ago
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Ashley Moser

Utah coma patient reunites with nurse who had ‘angel’s voice’

In January 2020, Jennifer Anderton was rushed to Lakeview Hospital’s Emergency Room with COVID-19 symptoms, unaware that her journey would turn into a two-week stay. 
11 months ago
Some lots of SD Biosensor, Inc. Pilot COVID-19 At-Home Tests are being recalled. (SD Biosensor, Inc...
Paradise Afshar and Nadia Kounang

Some Pilot COVID-19 At Home Tests recalled by FDA over bacteria risk

SD Biosensor is recalling all impacted tests, which were distributed by Roche Diagnostics to various retailers to stop the spread of Covid-19 infections.
12 months ago

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