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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - SEPTEMBER 09: A pharmacist prepares to administer  COVID-19 vaccine booster sho...
Jed Boal

University Health recommends getting omicron booster and flu shot now

The CDC approved the COVID-19 bivalent boosters that target the most recent omicron variants on September 1. Since then, tens of thousands of Utahns have rolled up their sleeves.
2 months ago
Only 50% of Utans are vaccinated and cases are surging because of the Omicron variant BA.5. FILE PH...
Jed Boal

BA.5 variant driving new surge of Utah COVID-19 cases

President Joe Biden’s positive Covid case Thursday was a sober reminder that Utah is not done fending off COVID-19 in many communities.
5 months ago
Fauci positive for COVID-19...
CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer

Fauci tests positive for virus, has mild COVID-19 symptoms

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the face of America's pandemic response through two White House administrations, has tested positive for the coronavirus.
6 months ago
The lawn of Timpanogos Regional Hospital was adorned with flags to honor the lives lost to COVID-19...
Ashley Moser, KSL TV

Hospital ceremony honors survivors, healthcare heroes as U.S. hits one million COVID-19 deaths

The lawn of Timpanogos Regional Hospital was adorned with flags to honor the lives lost to COVID-19, those who survived it, and the caregivers and healthcare workers who cared for the sick.
7 months ago
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Jed Boal, KSL TV

Utah moves into ‘steady state’ of pandemic, many testing options are going away

Several major changes are coming for COVID-19 testing in Utah starting Friday, April 1. 
8 months ago
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ZEKE MILLER Associated Press

AP source: Pfizer seeking OK for 4th COVID dose for seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drugmaker Pfizer is expected to request authorization this week for an additional COVID-19 booster dose for seniors, according to a person familiar with the matter. It would add a fourth dose to the regimen — currently, a primary series of two shots, followed months later by a booster dose — in an […]
9 months ago
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox (KSL TV)...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Utah to downgrade from COVID-19 ’emergency response’

Governor Spencer Cox says it is time to transition from an emergency response to COVID-19 to what he’s calling a "steady state" response.  
10 months ago
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Jed Boal, KSL TV

COVID-19 long-hauler clinic still trying to figure out why symptoms linger

Seven months ago, University of Utah Health opened a COVID-19 Long-Hauler Clinic to care for patients, and to learn why symptoms of the virus persist for some patients. 
10 months ago
State-run COVID-19 test sites like this one in Midvale are not using rapid tests until further noti...
Dan Rascon, KSL TV

State-run COVID-19 test sites stop rapid testing due to alarming number of false-negative results

If you are trying to get a COVID-19 rapid test don’t head to a state-run location. Starting on Monday all rapid antigen tests were put on hold due to an alarming number of false-negative results. 
10 months ago
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Jed Boal, KSL TV

Some parents ready to vaccinate their kids younger than 5

Parents who are eager to get their kids under five years old vaccinated for COVID-19 may be able to plan that shot by the end of the month. Meantime, the omicron surge appears to be changing some minds about vaccination. 
10 months ago
FILE: People line up in their cars as members of the Utah National Guard give COVID-19 swab tests a...
Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV

Two new mass COVID-19 testing sites open in Utah

Two new COVID-19 testing sites opened Monday in parts of Utah where omicron is spreading fast.
10 months ago
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MAE ANDERSON Associated Press

COVID-19 booster drive is faltering in the US

The COVID-19 booster drive in the U.S. is losing steam, worrying health experts who have pleaded with Americans to get an extra shot to shore up their protection against the highly contagious omicron variant.
10 months ago
Bella Staker, age 6, got type 1 diabetes a few days after contracting COVID-19. (KSL TV)...
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

CDC study: Diabetes may be more likely for some kids recovering from COVID-19  

There's a worrisome trend among some kids recovering from COVID-19. Kids who've had the virus appear to have an increased risk of getting both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.  
11 months ago
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Jed Boal, KSL TV

U Hospital staff ‘moving mountains’ to beat back omicron surge 

Unlike other parts of the country, the surge in omicron cases has not peaked yet in Utah. According to a top doctor at University of Utah Hospital, the facility was full, and staffing was thin but caregivers remained determined in their mission. 
11 months ago
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Associated Press

Navajo Nation: All government workers must have booster shot

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has signed an executive order requiring all government workers on the tribe’s vast reservation to have a booster shot.
11 months ago
Layton High School (KSL TV)...
Mike Anderson, KSL TV

Emails leave students, teachers confused about COVID-19 protocols at Davis County high schools

Questions remained after emails to parents at two Davis County high schools gave the go-ahead for students who tested positive for COVID-19 to return to class. 
11 months ago
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Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Davis Technical College temporarily stops COVID-19 testing

Davis Technical College temporarily suspended its COVID-19 testing program for the rest of the week to help the Davis School District which has started test-to-stay at least one high school. 
11 months ago
Viewmont High School in Bountiful is now in the test-to-stay protocol. (KSL TV)...
Mike Anderson & Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

One school in Davis School District crossed test-to-stay threshold, two more are close

As the historic omicron surge runs through Utah classrooms, nearly a dozen schools were forced to test their students to determine who stays in person. Viewmont High School in Bountiful enforced that protocol Tuesday.
11 months ago
The line to get tested for COVID-19 was over an hour long Wednesday at the Utah Department of Healt...
MARIA CHENG and CARLA K. JOHNSON Associated Press

Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in US and Britain

Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19′s alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the same in the U.S., at which point cases may start dropping off dramatically.
11 months ago
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez receives a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on December 31,...
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Navajo Nation reports 220 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths

The Navajo Nation reported 220 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Saturday and zero deaths related to the virus.
11 months ago
A medical team moves a COVID-19 patient in a Utah hospital. (KSL TV)...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Utah hospitals filling with COVID-19 patients, turning away ambulances

Doctors and nurses on the front line of the COVID-19 crisis said the Omicron variant is filling Utah hospitals, forcing them to treat the sickest first.  
11 months ago
Gov. Spencer Cox shares a prerecorded video message to social media, urging Utahns to get vaccinate...
Madison Swenson, KSL TV

Gov. Cox pleads with Utahns to get vaccinated, boosted against COVID-19

Gov. Spencer Cox issued an urgent plea Thursday morning, calling on all Utahns to get vaccinated or boosted against COVID-19 amid a surge in cases.
11 months ago
STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT - DECEMBER 28: Health workers administer Covid-19 PCR tests at an outdoor tes...
JENNIFER PELTZ, GRETCHEN EHLKE and TERRY TANG, Associated Press

Omicron upends return to US schools and workplaces

Some school systems around the U.S. extended their holiday break Monday or switched back to online instruction because of the explosion in COVID-19 cases, while others pressed ahead with in-person classes amid a seemingly growing sense that Americans will have to learn to co-exist with the virus.
11 months ago
Intermountain Medical Center (KSL TV)...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Omicron spread means extra diligence for holiday gatherings, travel

The Omicron variant is rapidly becoming dominant in the U.S., and could be the dominant COVID-19 variant in Utah by Christmas, according to Utah physicians.  
12 months ago
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