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

Robert Gehrke: Angela Dunn was much more than a capable expert during an unprecedented pandemic

By Robert Gehrke | April 21, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) State epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn provides updates on the ongoing pandemic as she speaks at a news conference in Salt Lake City on Thursday, March 11, 2021. She is leaving her state post to lead the Salt Lake County Health Department.

Angela Dunn is quitting as state epidemiologist to lead Salt Lake County Health Department

By Leia Larsen | Scott D. Pierce | April 20, 2021, 9:43 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Nurse Ashley Hafer fills syringes with the Moderna vaccine for people lined up on Thursday, March 18, 2021, as the Utah Film Studios loans its space to the Summit County Health Department as a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination station.

Number of Utahns fully vaccinated is approaching three-quarters of a million

By Scott D. Pierce | April 16, 2021, 12:42 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Salt Lake Tribune file photo) Blood samples to be tested for coronavirus antibodies are stored in refrigerators inside the Huntsman Cancer Institute Cancer Screening bus while in Park City on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, as part of a mobile testing site. A new study by researchers at Intermountain Healthcare found no correlation between a person's blood type and whether they were more likely to catch COVID-19.

Your blood type doesn’t affect your odds of catching COVID-19, Intermountain study says

By Sean P. Means | April 15, 2021, 10:09 p.m.

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

Robert Gehrke: The Legislature can declare an end to COVID, but hundreds of thousands of our neighbors have long weeks ahead

By Robert Gehrke | April 10, 2021, 2:45 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | Tribune file photo) Armaan Shaik is curious of the cameras as his father Sahid Agnimeti receives his first free Moderna vaccination from nurse Kimberly Desmond with the Salt Lake County Health Department on Thursday. Over 120 people were scheduled to get their first shots of both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines at the Utah Islamic Center in West Jordan, Mar. 18, 2021.

Utah gets $30 million to help vaccinate communities of color

By Matt Canham | April 6, 2021, 3:45 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)  l-r The Sweeten children Emily, 5, Kaden, 10 and Jackson, 8, laughing with their mother Tristen, will participate in Moderna's upcoming clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccine, to determine their safety and efficacy for children as young as 6 months.

COVID-19 vaccine trials for kids are critical for Utah — its young population can’t hit herd immunity without them

By Sean P. Means | April 4, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Utah County residents lined up Thursday in Spanish Fork to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from Utah County Health Department, Mar. 25, 2021.

More than 40,000 Utahns receive COVID-19 vaccines in a day

By Scott D. Pierce | Sean P. Means | April 2, 2021, 10:35 p.m.

(LM Otero | AP) A patient receives an influenza vaccine in Mesquite, Texas, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. New government data suggests more Americans have been getting flu shots in 2020, apparently heeding the advice of health officials fearful of a flu/coronavirus double pandemic.

We fought the coronavirus and nearly defeated the flu. So what happens next year?

By Andy Larsen | April 2, 2021, 1:19 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Individuals experiencing homelessness were able to get assistance from the homeless court, as well as COVID-19 vaccinations and other services, on Rio Grande Street, as part of a Salt Lake City Community Commitment Program Resource Fair on Rio Grande Street, on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

Number of new COVID-19 cases in Utah climbs back above 500

By Scott D. Pierce | March 31, 2021, 9:38 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) People line up for the vaccine on Thursday, March 18, 2021, as the Utah Film Studios in Park City loans its space to the Summit County Health Department as a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination station.

There are fewer than 200 new COVID-19 cases in Utah, and no new deaths

By Scott D. Pierce | April 2, 2021, 5:05 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Siraj Ahmed, 67, receives his first free Moderna vaccination on Thursday from Salt Lake County Health Department nurse apprentice Bailey Weems. Over 120 people were scheduled to get their first shots of both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines at the Utah Islamic Center in West Jordan, Mar. 18, 2021.

Comparing the COVID-19 vaccines: If you have a choice, which one should you get?

By Andy Larsen | April 13, 2021, 8:50 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The entrance to the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Researchers at the U. are enrolling COVID-19 patients in a new study of a potential treatment.

University of Utah researchers studying possible COVID-19 treatment — an old antidepressant

By Erin Alberty | March 25, 2021, 9:46 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Nurse Ashley Hafer fills syringes with the Moderna vaccine for people lined up on Thursday, March 18, 2021, as the Utah Film Studios loans its space to the Summit County Health Department as a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination station.

Utah reports few COVID-19 tests and the fewest new cases since May 2020

By Scott D. Pierce | March 23, 2021, 1:43 a.m.

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

Robert Gehrke: The vaccine is working. Here are three Utah stats that prove it.

By Robert Gehrke | March 22, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

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

Robert Gehrke: Live music is returning to Utah. Are we ready for it?

By Robert Gehrke | March 22, 2021, 6:55 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Nurse Julia Paas, right, goes over information with Betsy Altschuler as she gets ready to receive her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Utah Film Studios in Park City on Thursday, March 18, 2021.

Utahns find the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine can bring harsher side effects

By Sean P. Means | March 19, 2021, 1:06 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Zaibunnisa Kukaswabia, 66, receives her first free Moderna vaccination on Thursday. Over 120 people were scheduled to get their first shots of both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines at the Utah Islamic Center in West Jordan, Mar. 18, 2021.

White Utahns get vaccinated at twice the rate of other communities. Will new access change that?

By Sean P. Means | March 19, 2021, 12:25 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Chelsie Stain serves lunch to children at Imagination Time Childcare and Preschool in Marriott-Slaterville on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.

Where we stand on vaccinating kids, pregnant women and people who’ve already been infected

By Andy Larsen | March 18, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Irene Stukshis administers the Covid -19 vaccine to Stephan Rich, at the Mountain America Expo site in Sandy on Monday, March 8, 2021.

Number of new COVID-19 cases in Utah jumps to almost 700

By Scott D. Pierce | March 17, 2021, 7:42 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Captain Jason Burton and Sgt. 1st Class Sean Conorich working at a COVID-19 testing site run by the Utah National Guard at the Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.

University of Utah study seeks health care workers and frontline employees who haven’t had the COVID-19 vaccine yet

By Sean P. Means | March 16, 2021, 8:34 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of University of Utah Health) Dr. Mark Rapaport, CEO of the Huntsman Mental Health Institute and chair of the University of Utah's department of psychiatry, speaking Thursday, March 11, 2021, about the mental health challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought.

Mental health has been ‘a second pandemic’ during a year of COVID-19, Utah doctors say

By Sean P. Means | March 11, 2021, 10:49 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) People drive in for appointments to be vaccinated for COVID-19 at the Davis County Legacy Center in Farmington on Monday, March 8, 2021. Utah's mass vaccination sites are seeing their appointment schedules fill up fast, on the first day that people 50 and older are officially eligible to get their first dose.

Utah’s COVID-19 death toll tops 2,000

By Scott D. Pierce | March 11, 2021, 6:55 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson provides updates on the ongoing pandemic as she speaks at a news conference in Salt Lake City on Thursday, March 11, 2021.

Utah is closing in on delivering its 1 millionth dose of vaccine, Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson announces

By Sean P. Means | March 11, 2021, 10:43 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Herriman cheerleaders hold a flag during the national anthem while hosting Davis High School football, in Herriman on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. A new study, which used COVID-19 case data from last summer from Utah and five other states, found teens and young adults have a higher chance of getting infected with the coronavirus than older adults.

Teens more likely to catch the coronavirus than older adults, according to a study that included Utah kids

By Sean P. Means | March 10, 2021, 8:35 p.m.