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Coronavirus survivor: 'In my blood, there may be answers'

Lauran Neergaard and Marshall Ritzel, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 11:05pm

Tiffany Pinckney remembers the fear when COVID-19 stole her breath. So when she recovered, the New York City mother became one of the country’s first survivors to donate her blood to help treat other seriously ill patients.

Cleanup of US nuclear waste takes back seat as virus spreads

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 11:02pm

The U.S. government’s efforts to clean up Cold War-era waste from nuclear research and bomb making at federal sites around the country has lumbered along for decades, often at a pace that watchdogs and other critics say threatens public health and the environment.

South Jordan man turns MINI Cooper into in-home racing simulator

Brian Champagne, Contributor  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 1:30pm

Brent Cheney always wanted to build a racing simulator. The one he built in his basement is probably the most realistic driving simulator you’ll ever see.

Here's how Utah plans to test everyone who needs it for COVID-19

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 1:00pm

The plan includes launching an online assessment, setting up new testing facilities across the state and tracking the hotspots.

Agonizing decisions being made in Spain's virus hot spots

Bernat Armangue and Joseph Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 11:59am

Raquel Fernández watched as cemetery workers lowered her grandmother's casket into the grave and placed it on top of the coffin of her grandfather, buried just three days earlier.

FDA authorizes first coronavirus antibody test

Arman Azad, CNN  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 11:08am

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued its first emergency use authorization for a coronavirus test that looks for antibodies in the blood.

More evidence indicates healthy people can spread virus

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 11:41am

Scientists offered more evidence Wednesday that the coronavirus is spread by seemingly healthy people who show no clear symptoms, and the federal government issued new guidance warning that anyone exposed to the disease can be considered a carrier.

NASA call for astronauts draws 12,000 spaceflight hopefuls

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 11:15am

Who wants to be an astronaut? More than 12,000 people do, resulting in NASA's second-largest group of astronaut hopefuls.

Why health experts aren't warning about coronavirus in food

Candice Choi& Health Writer, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 11:00am

Chicken with salmonella can make you sick. So can romaine lettuce with E. coli and buffets with lurking norovirus. So why aren’t health officials warning people about eating food contaminated with the new coronavirus?

FDA wants heartburn meds off the market due to contamination

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 10:49am

U.S. health regulators are telling drugmakers to immediately pull their popular heartburn drugs off the market after determining that a contamination issue with the medications poses a greater risk than previously thought.

Sprint and T-Mobile merge, creating new wireless giant

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 1st - 10:00am

Mobile carrier T-Mobile has completed the takeover of smaller rival Sprint, creating a new wireless giant that rivals AT&T and Verizon in size.

U. researchers studying role of mucus in COVID-19 spread

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 1st - 8:22am

University of Utah biomedical engineers are working to identify the role mucus plays in spreading COVID-19 from person to person.

Should you wear mask in public if not sick with coronavirus?

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 3:07pm

If you’re not sick with the new coronavirus, should you wear a mask in public? Global health authorities say no. Amid a shortage of masks, the U.S. is sticking with that advice but Tuesday, President Donald Trump suggested people who are worried wear a scarf.

Facebook feature lets neighbors volunteer to help each other during pandemic

Kaya Yurieff, CNN  |  Posted Mar 31st - 2:32pm

Facebook is rolling out a new tool that lets its users offer or request help from their neighbors during the coronavirus pandemic.

Nursing homes have too few body bags, many uncounted dead

Lori Hinnant and Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 10:00am

One by one, elderly residents of French nursing homes are going into forced isolation into their rooms. Their caregivers are walling themselves in as well. They are running out of body bags.

Community rallies to supply Utah County’s first responders with 3D-printed masks

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Mar 31st - 8:22am

Employees at a Utah County tech company spent the weekend creating protective masks with 3D printers, trading shifts and switching the materials in and out of the machines in an effort to protect first responders working amid COVID-19.

Europe's hospitals among the best but can't handle pandemic

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 1:19am

As increasing numbers of European hospitals buckle under the strain of tens of thousands of coronavirus patients, the crisis has exposed a surprising paradox: Some of the world’s best health systems are remarkably ill-equipped to handle a pandemic.

School shutdowns raise stakes of digital divide for students

Meg Kinnard and Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 2:31pm

As schools shut down while coronavirus spreads, the digital divide widens between students with the tools to work remotely and those without.

Phillip Anderson, Nobel laureate in physics, dies at 96

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 2:34pm

Philip Anderson, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist who expanded the world's understanding of magnetism and superconductivity, has died. He was 96.