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(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) A new treatment center for monoclonal antibodies is shown to media on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 in Murray. The Utah Department of Health, which operates the facility, will no longer use race and sex as a factor in determining who gets limited treatment for COVID-19.

Utah eliminates race and sex as factors in monoclonal antibody COVID treatments after ‘legal concerns’

By Erin Alberty | January 22, 2022, 1:13 a.m.

(Rachel Rydalch | The Salt Lake Tribune) House Speaker Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, drops the gavel for the start of the 2022 legislative session in the Senate chamber at the Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.

House leaders bullied two Salt Lake County Council Republicans to change their votes on the COVID mask mandate. They didn’t budge.

By Robert Gehrke | January 22, 2022, 12:52 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Robert Gehrke.

Utah’s omicron response is a failure with plenty of blame to go around, Robert Gehrke writes

By Robert Gehrke | January 19, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

Rick Egan | Tribune file photo) Covid vaccinations provided by the Salt Lake County Health Department at the Rancho Market parking lot on Redwood Road, on Thursday, January 6, 2022.

Andy Larsen: How well does the vaccine work against omicron? Here’s the real-world data.

By Andy Larsen | January 15, 2022, 5:51 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Millcreek Community Library at 2266 E. Evergreen Ave. offers patrons n95 masks as the Salt Lake County Health Department requires masks in county branch libraries as seen on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022.

Is my cloth mask good enough? The 2022 edition

By Victoria Knight | Kaiser Health News | January 15, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Robert Gehrke.

Gov. Spencer Cox wades into gubernatorial malpractice as the tide of omicron overtakes Utah, Robert Gerke writes

By Robert Gehrke | January 11, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Bill seeks to enhance penalties for attacks on health care workers

By Ben Winslow | FOX 13 | January 6, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Matt Dunham | AP) People pass through during the morning rush hour at Waterloo railway station in London, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. As of Monday in England, people were urged to work from home if possible, with long lines forming at vaccination centers for people to get booster shots to protect themselves against the coronavirus omicron variant.

Andy Larsen: Omicron will result in a lot of sickness — but not a lot of death

By Andy Larsen | December 24, 2021, 4:12 p.m.

(AP Photo| Charlie Neibergall) Steve Grove, a chaplain at Hennepin County Medical Center, prays in a COVID-19 patient's room, Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, in Minneapolis. He acknowledged that he sometimes gets mad at unvaccinated patients because it "didn’t have to be this way. And now there’s a mess that perhaps was avoidable.”

COVID toll hits 800,000 to close out year filled with death

By Heather Hollingsworth | December 15, 2021, 12:22 a.m.

Wearing sensors, Sword Health patients and their doctors can determine how well they are completing their exercises from home.

New technology from Silicon Slopes allows you to skip the physical therapist’s office

By Shelley K. Mesch | December 13, 2021, 5:05 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Robert Gehrke.

An Ogden firefighter is suspended for having a medical marijuana card. Robert Gehrke says the city, and Legislature, need to right that wrong

By Robert Gehrke | December 10, 2021, 8:04 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Rusty Davis-Clem, left, who was diagnosed with HIV about 35 years ago, is joined by his husband Mark, as they talk about their life on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. As World AIDS Day approaches, 40 years since it was first diagnosed, Rusty reflects on the ravages of the AIDS pandemic and how he has lived to see the medical advancements made. He grew up in California, but now lives in the Salt Lake area.

40 years of AIDS: How a ‘death sentence’ became undetectable

By Shelley K. Mesch | December 1, 2021, 5:13 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Robert Gehrke.

The Utah State Hospital is stretched to the breaking point by staffing shortages. Robert Gehrke explains why

By Robert Gehrke | December 10, 2021, 8:05 p.m.

(AP Photo | Carolyn Kaster) President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media before boarding Air Force One at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport in Minneapolis, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, after visiting Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount, Minn.

US expected to toughen testing requirement for travelers amid spread of new omicron variant

By Zeke Miller | December 1, 2021, 12:36 a.m.

(AP Photo | Jerome Delay) People line up to get on the Air France flight to Paris at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. A slew of nations moved to stop air travel from southern Africa on Friday in reaction to news of a new, potentially more transmissible COVID-19 variant that has been detected in South Africa. Scientists say it is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, the country's most populous province.

New coronavirus variant from South Africa sets off wave of travel restrictions

By Maria Cheng and Haleluya Hadero | November 26, 2021, 9:15 p.m.

Jessica and John Franz pray before Thanksgiving dinner with their daughters, Quinn, 2, left; Amelia, 11; and Molly, 8, back, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, in Olathe, Kan. The family was having a quiet scaled-back Thanksgiving with just their household due to concerns about the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Planning to gather for the holidays? Consider this Utah public health guidance amid COVID-19

By Shelley K. Mesch | November 22, 2021, 11:42 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Aileen Hampton holds an inhaler in South Salt Lake on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021.

Asthma is hitting some parts of Salt Lake County harder. Here’s why.

By Shane Burke | November 5, 2021, 5:40 p.m.

(Pfizer via AP) This photo shows kid-size doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in Puurs, Belgium.

FDA paves way for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations in young kids

By Matthew Perrone and Lauran Neergaard | The Associated Press | October 29, 2021, 8:11 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Robert Gehrke.

Summit County and the Uinta Basin took different approaches to vaccines and have vastly different results, Robert Gehrke explains

By Robert Gehrke | October 10, 2021, 2:05 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Robert Gehrke.

Robert Gehrke explains how a wildly inflated medical marijuana lab test shows Utah needs better safeguards for its patients

By Robert Gehrke | October 4, 2021, 5:06 p.m.