Dr. Eddie Stenehjem, one of Utah’s leading infectious disease physicians, recently said the COVID-19 vaccine is “the light at the end of the tunnel. However, that tunnel that we’re in is still quite long.”
Since the pandemic’s beginning, reporters at The Salt Lake Tribune have walked Utahns through that tunnel, explaining the state’s experience with the coronavirus. We’ve covered the multimillion-dollar contracts that companies secured from state government, the strain that surging cases have put on hospitals and the personal stories behind a death toll that has topped 1,000.
We’ve relied on your tips and suggestions. With the vaccine arriving, we’re asking for your help again.
Are you a health care worker who’s receiving one of the first shots? Or a resident or caregiver at a long-term nursing facility who will be next? Are you helping to distribute the vaccine? Are you an employee worried about new policies at your workplace related to the vaccine? Do you have concerns about who should be receiving the first vaccines, or how the state’s priorities will be enforced, or about how many Utahns may shun the vaccine?
We’ve created a survey for people to send tips. Just fill out the form at the end of this story. Your responses won’t be published without your permission.
Anyone can also email tips to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or you can contact a reporter who is covering COVID-19 directly and anonymously, if you wish:
• Sean P. Means, email: email@example.com.
• Erin Alberty, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help us tell the next chapter of this ongoing story.