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Free N95 masks coming to Utah to fight COVID-19 — but when?

Some of the independent and chain pharmacies started receiving the free N95 masks promised by the White House, but others don't know when — or if — they'll receive them. → Read More

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Does omicron mean a new phase is coming for the COVID-19 pandemic?

Estimated read time: 6-7 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — The COVID-19 pandemic is still far from over but there's new hope the "emergency phase" could end this year because of the omicron variant's speedy spread around the globe, a top official of the World Health Organization in Europe said Monday. "Omicron offers plausible hope for stabilization and normalization," Dr. Hans Henri P. Kluge, WHO… → Read More

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Omicron even more widespread in Utah as new COVID-19 cases jump dramatically

A top scientist at the Utah Department of Health said the omicron variant is likely responsible for more than 70% of the state's COVID-19 cases, a jump from an earlier estimate. → Read More

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How bad will COVID-19 get in Utah this winter? Omicron variant is the 'wild card'

COVID-19 case counts may finally be headed in the right direction but the virus' new variant, omicron, is only getting started spreading across the United States. → Read More

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Salt Lake City ready to host another Olympics, US official says, but when?

It looks like it's going to be a while longer before backers of bringing another Olympics to Utah know whether they're bidding for the 2030 or 2034 Winter Games. → Read More

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Why Mitt Romney wants more 'free nations' to join US in diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

Estimated read time: 5-6 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Sen. Mitt Romney called Wednesday for more "free nations" to join the United States in a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Games to protest China's human rights record as at least five countries have announced they also won't send government officials to Beijing. But Romney, the leader of the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City, said a… → Read More

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Utah County man is state's second COVID-19 omicron case

A second case of the new COVID-19 omicron variant has been detected in Utah. → Read More

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Neither omicron variant nor US diplomatic boycott will stop Beijing Olympics, IOC says

Nothing will halt Beijing's 2022 Winter Games, officials said despite concerns about the omicron variant, plus a diplomatic boycott by the U.S. → Read More

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Utah's Olympic bidders say US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Games won't affect trip to China

The boycott, announced Monday by the White House, will not affect plans by the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games to send a three-person delegation to China to attend the Olympics next February, the committee says. → Read More

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Why Utah's Olympic bid backers have to wait a little longer for an audience with the IOC

Backers of Utah's bid to bring the Winter Games back to the state in 2030 or 2034 won't be traveling to Switzerland to sit down for the first time with IOC officials as soon as they'd hoped. → Read More

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All Utahns are at 'high risk' for COVID-19, Gov. Cox warns. Here's what he says they should do

305,000 Utahns have gotten a COVID-19 booster shot in the past months, and about one out of every six people in the state are fully vaccinated against the deadly virus. → Read More

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Utah, Mountain West states make up nation's largest COVID-19 hot spot

Utah is one of five Mountain West states that make up the nation's largest swath of COVID-19 hot spots, stretching from Montana to New Mexico. → Read More

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What parents need to know about vaccinating young children against COVID-19

Now that the federal government has given the go-ahead to vaccinate children as young as 5 years old against COVID-19, Utah parents likely have questions as health care providers around the state scramble to make the shots available. → Read More

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FTC sues Utah company over claims its nasal spray prevents COVID-19

A Utah company, Xlear, is being sued by the Federal Trade Commission over claims its nasal sprays can stop COVID-19. → Read More

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Utahns line up for COVID-19 booster shots

People were lined up at a drive-through clinic Monday, the first day that Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster shots were available in addition to Pfizer after the CDC expanded eligibility. → Read More

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Some Utahns are waiting hours in line for a COVID-19 test. Now the state is planning more sites

Utah officials say the state is trying to nearly double the number of testing sites it operates, from 16 to 31 over the next month to keep up with what's expected to be increasing demand. → Read More

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CDC: Fully vaccinated and everyone in K-12 schools should be masked — will Utah follow suit?

The CDC recommends that even fully vaccinated Americans should go back to wearing masks in public indoor settings, and everyone at K-12 schools as well. → Read More

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2030 or 2034 Winter Games? Utahns may soon know which Olympics they're bidding for

Utahns may know soon whether Salt Lake City is bidding for the 2030 or 2034 Winter Games. → Read More

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Does Utah's surge in COVID-19 cases mean it's time for a booster shot? Not so fast, health experts say

With COVID-19 cases surging in Utah, has the time come for the fully vaccinated to get booster shots? → Read More

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Utah Legislature can’t reach agreement on extending governor’s COVID-19 emergency orders

Gov. Gary Herbert’s emergency orders related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic are set to expire Thursday as lawmakers meet in special session. → Read More