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FILE: North Koraen Leader Kim Jong Un  (Photo by Korea Summit Press Pool/Getty Images)...
KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press

Kim blasts pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un blasted officials over slow COVID-19 vaccine deliveries that has left 1.2 million people ill with fever and 50 dead in a matter of days.
12 hours ago
FILE: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 (left) and Moderna COVID-19 (right) vaccines are seen at a vaccinati...
Matt Rascon, KSL TV

Vaccinated make up nearly 39% of omicron deaths in Utah

Since the availability of the vaccine, those without a shot have made up the greatest portion of people who have died from COVID. That hasn’t changed. But since the start of the omicron variant, the percentage of vaccinated people who are dying has gone up significantly.
2 days ago
A mobile team with the Salt Lake County Health Department administers COVID-19 vaccines at Rancho M...
Ken Fall, KSL TV

Are you over 50 or heading out of town? Get a 2nd COVID-19 booster, Utah doctor says

With COVID-19 rates rising in Utah and throughout most of the country, public health officials are most concerned about people over 50 and the immunocompromised. 
4 days ago
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Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Going cashless during COVID-19 pandemic was ‘useless,’ BYU study says

Efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 by going cashless were essentially useless, according to a new study from Brigham Young University.
4 days ago
The U.S. flag flies at half staff over the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC on May 12, 2022 ...
Madison Swenson, KSL TV

Gov. Cox orders flags to be lowered in honor of COVID victims

Gov. Spencer Cox has ordered flags at all state facilities to be lowered for the next few days in accordance with President Joe Biden's proclamation honoring the 1,000,000 people who have lost their lives to COVID-19.
4 days ago
Gov. Spencer Cox speaks during a press conference about COVID-19 and the omicron variant at the Cap...
Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Gov. Cox tests positive for COVID-19

Gov. Spencer Cox announced on Thursday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
4 days ago
People wear face coverings while riding a Los Angeles Metro Rail train on December 15, 2021 in Los ...
Karah Brackin, KSL TV

CDC reissues recommendation for masks on public transportation as cases rise

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is repeating its recommendation that masks be worn on places like planes, trains, buses, and other transportation hubs.
11 days ago
Syringes ready to be administered to residents who are over 50 years old and immunocompromised and ...
Jacqueline Howard, CNN

FDA officials say annual COVID-19 shots may be needed in the future

Top FDA officials hint that the COVID-19 vaccine might be an annual shot like how the seasonal flu is treated.
13 days ago
Volunteers at a residential area  on April 22, 2022 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Getty Images/Gett...
The Associated Press

Shanghai COVID outbreak shows signs of waning as cases fall

The COVID-19 outbreak that has shut down most of Shanghai appears to be waning.
14 days ago
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris arrives at Benito Juarez International Airport for her official v...
ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press

Harris negative for COVID-19 after taking antiviral pill

Vice President Kamala Harris tested negative on Monday for COVID-19, six days after she tested positive for the virus.
14 days ago
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) delivers an opening statement before John F. Sopko, special inspector gene...
BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press

Sen. Rand Paul wants to investigate origins of COVID-19

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has promised to wage a vigorous review into the origins of the coronavirus if Republicans retake the Senate and he lands a committee chairmanship.
16 days ago
Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL TV

Utah teen helps missionaries not feel alone while attending MTC remotely

A Draper teen has found a unique way to help missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints adjust to training remotely and not feel so alone.
17 days ago
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Moderna seeks to be 1st with COVID shots for littlest kids

Moderna is asking U.S. regulators to open its COVID-19 vaccine to the nation's youngest children.
18 days ago
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 11: Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House Chief Medical Advisor and Director of t...
Naomi Thomas and Brenda Goodman, CNN

The US is in ‘transition phase’ of pandemic, Fauci says

The United States is "certainly, right now, in this country, out of the pandemic phase," Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser.
19 days ago
Vice President Kamala Harris looks on during a meeting with President of Tanzania Samia Suluhu Hass...
ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press

Harris positive for COVID-19, Biden not ‘close contact’

Vice President Kamala Harris has tested positive for COVID-19, the White House says.
20 days ago
COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death in the United States in 2021, CDC reports. Flags are ...
Deidre McPhillips, CNN

CDC: COVID-19 was third leading cause of death in US in 2021

COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death in the United States in 2021, following heart disease and cancer, for the second year in a row, according to provisional data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
23 days ago
FILE -- A COVID-19 testing centre sign at Heathrow Terminal 5 on November 28, 2021 in London, Engla...
Larry D. Curtis

Utah woman accused of selling counterfeit negative COVID-19 tests at airport

SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake County woman is accused of selling fake negative COVID-19 test results to travelers and keeping the money, instead of sending it to her employer. Linda Fufui Toli is facing a charge of wire fraud in U.S. District Court of Utah. Court documents include a notice of intent to […]
24 days ago
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EVAN PEREZ, CNN Justice Correspondent

Feds charge 21 people with Covid-related fraud

Federal prosecutors on Wednesday announced charges against 21 people for allegedly seeking to defraud government health care programs of $149 million in a variety of pandemic-related scams, including selling fake Covid-19 vaccination cards and submitting claims for unnecessary medical tests.
26 days ago
Airline passengers without face masks prepare to enter a security checkpoint at San Francisco Inter...
DAVID KOENIG, Associated Press

EXPLAINER: What happens in the post-mask world of travel?

A ruling by a judge in Florida means that the federal requirement to wear masks on airplanes and public transportation appears to be dead.
26 days ago
A general view of Cinderella's Castle at Walt Disney World Resort on March 03, 2022 in Lake Buena V...
The Associated Press

Disney World: Face masks optional for all areas of resort

Walt Disney World has lifted the last of its mask requirements, meaning face coverings will be optional for visitors at all locations on the central Florida Disney property.
27 days ago
Brittany Tait, KSL TV

Masks no longer required at Salt Lake City Int’l Airport

Travelers at the Salt Lake City International Airport reacted to the news that masks are no longer required to fly following a ruling from a federal judge in Florida.
27 days ago
FILE PHOTO A Lyft ride hailing vehicle moves through traffic in Manhattan on July 30, 2018 in New Y...
Brian Fung, CNN Business

Uber and Lyft will no longer require masks for US riders and drivers

Face masks are now optional for Uber and Lyft riders and drivers in the United States, the ride-hailing companies said Tuesday, shortly after several major airlines announced a similar change in policy.
27 days ago
Officials gather to celebrate the Utah Transit Authority's new TRAX airport station, marking the cu...
Josh Ellis, KSL TV

UTA drops mask requirement for trains and buses

The Utah Transit Authority announced passengers on all UTA trains and buses will no longer need to wear masks.
27 days ago
FILE An American Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner approaches for a landing at the Miami Internation...
Pete Muntean and Dave Alsup, CNN

These airlines are making masks optional after mandate struck down

Several U.S. airlines announced masks are now optional on their aircraft after a federal judge in Florida struck down the Biden administration's mask mandate.
27 days ago
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