CDC publishes guidelines on monkeypox vaccine

The CDC on Friday published recommendations by its group of independent experts on a smallpox vaccine that limits its use to only people who work closely with viruses such as monkeypox. (Tami Chappell, Reuters) Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes WASHINGTON — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday published recommendations by its … Read more

Wildlife officials confirm bird flu cases in 6 Utah counties

A baby great horned owl sits in its nest in Salt Lake City on April 8, 2014. Utah wildlife officials said Thursday that six counties now have confirmed bird flu cases in wild birds. (Laura Seitz, Deseret News) Estimated read time: 1-2 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Utah wildlife officials say six counties now have … Read more

Memorial Day weekend outlook: Travel delays expected; storms to cool down Utah temps

Motorists travel in Little Cottonwood Canyon on March 16. Memorial Day weekend is expected to result in an increase in travel, including people going into Utah’s outdoors. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News) Estimated read time: 8-9 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — The Memorial Day weekend is often viewed as the unofficial start of summer, especially … Read more

Did dinosaur blood run warm or cold? Long-standing question may finally have an answer

This illustration depicts, from left, plesiosaurus, stegosaurus, diplodocus, allosaurus and calypte (modern hummingbird), with red hues indicating warm-bloodedness and blue hues for cold-bloodedness. (J.Wiemann) Estimated read time: 4-5 minutes ATLANTA — Fearsome predators like T. rex and towering, telescope-necked dinosaurs, such as brachiosaurus, were warm-blooded creatures in the same way birds and mammals are, according … Read more

CDC confirms Utah cases are monkeypox

Dr. Angela Dunn, executive director of the Salt Lake County Health Department, speaks about monkeypox during a press conference at the Salt Lake County Government Center in Salt Lake City on Monday. (Mengshin Lin, Deseret News) Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake County Health Department announced Wednesday that two … Read more

2 Salt Lake County monkeypox cases confirmed by the CDC

Dr. Angela Dunn, executive director of the Salt Lake County Health Department, speaks about monkeypox during a press conference at the Salt Lake County Government Center in Salt Lake City on Monday. (Mengshin Lin, Deseret News) Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake County Health Department announced Wednesday the two … Read more

2 Utah children identified in worldwide hepatitis investigation

States with children under investigation for hepatitis up to May 18 are shown in a map. Health officials have identified two Utah children diagnosed with hepatitis “with no known cause” as part of a worldwide investigation that began in the US last winter. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes SALT … Read more

Utah unemployment dips below 2% for 1st time as labor becomes ‘precious commodity’

The Department of Workforce Services in Taylorsville is pictured on April 15, 2021. Utah’s unemployment rate hit a record-low of 1.9% in April, according to a report issued Friday. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News) Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Utah labor officials reported Friday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate slipped … Read more

Cold, hard, sanitary cash? BYU study finds going cashless to prevent COVID-19 was ‘useless’

Liz Atkinson, manager of the Quicksilver store at the Outlets at Traverse Mountain in Lehi, cleans a terminal after a transaction on May 1, 2020. Many businesses began encouraging transactions with plastic debit and credit cards as a safety measure to fight the spread of COVID -19. Now, a study from BYU says that plastic … Read more

Why Did Netflix’s Subscribers and Stock Go Down so Fast?

Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings has long been the biggest evangelist for the platform, though now he’s effectively blamed user password sharing and competition for the company’s declining fortunes.Photo: Britta Pedersen/picture-alliance/dpa (AP) Netflix’s stock price fell so fast last month it made the Wile E. Coyote whistle sound effect of a bomb plummeting to earth. The … Read more