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(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.

(Bryan Schott | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utahns opposed to a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for businesses pack a committee hearing room at the Utah State Capitol on September 15, 2021. President Biden's rollout of a vaccine requirement for businesses with more than 100 employees has triggered a backlash in Utah and elsewhere.

We need people vaccinated, but Biden’s mandate may end up hindering the effort, Robert Gehrke writes

By Robert Gehrke | September 20, 2021, 12:53 p.m.

(Saul Martinez | The New York Times) People register at a COVID-19 vaccination event in Miami on Aug. 5, 2021. The Food and Drug Administration’s independent panel of vaccine advisers is meeting Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, to discuss the case for booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, and to vote on whether the agency should approve additional doses for people 16 and older.

FDA panel endorses Pfizer booster for elderly or high-risk individuals

By Sharon LaFraniere and Noah Weiland | The New York Times | September 18, 2021, 9:16 p.m.

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

While Cox postures and legislators dawdle, Utahns are dying preventable deaths, Robert Gehrke writes

By Robert Gehrke | September 1, 2021, 1:03 p.m.

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

Will oil and gas foxes be watching Utah’s air quality henhouse? Robert Gehrke asks

By Robert Gehrke | August 31, 2021, 1:43 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall  encourages citizens to keep wearing masks, after the state mask mandate ends, during a news conference in front of  Santo Taco shop, Friday, March 19, 2021.

Mendenhall made the right call, and legislators will punish her for it, Robert Gehrke says

By Robert Gehrke | August 25, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Standing water in a neighborhood of Enoch, from the heavy rains Aug. 2, 2021. Without a reduction in fossil fuel burning, Utah weather catastrophes will only increase.

Climate upheaval is upon Utah, and we can’t dither, Robert Gehrke explains

By Robert Gehrke | August 16, 2021, 1:06 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) People fill the room as the Salt Lake County Council voted down Dr. Angela Dunn's mask ordinance for K-6 students, on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021.

Now Republicans on the Salt Lake County Council own our child COVID rate, Robert Gehrke writes

By Robert Gehrke | August 14, 2021, 2:58 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Executive director of Salt Lake County Health Department Dr. Angela Dunn and Salt Lake County mayor Jenny Wilson arrive at a news conference in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021. Robert Gehrke says the County Council should give Dunn's elementary school mask mandate a three-week window to prove its worth.

Salt Lake County Council has a unique opportunity to find middle ground on masks, Robert Gehrke says

By Robert Gehrke | August 11, 2021, 8:39 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Moab is photographed Feb. 19, 2021. The city announced Tuesday that masks are required in all public facilities.

Moab issues mask mandate for city facilities

By Jordan Miller | August 11, 2021, 3:49 a.m.

(Courtesy of Intermountain Healthcare) A health care worker at the Intermountain Healthcare ICU attends to a patient.

As cases rise with the delta variant, here’s how health care workers, hospitals and researchers are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

By Jordan Miller | August 6, 2021, 3:05 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Folded up bleachers at the old Provo High School gym are covered in notes accumulated since April by people giving their reasons for getting the COVID-19 vaccine as health care representatives administer the vaccine nearby on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

Too many Utah leaders would rather send kids to the hospital than make them wear masks, Robert Gehrke says

By Robert Gehrke | August 6, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Intermountain Healthcare unveiled new artwork by Utah artist Heather Olsen, to pay tribute to frontline health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, on Monday, April 5, 2021 in Murray.

Robert Gehrke: How do you tell the families of the unvaccinated their loved one has died?

By Robert Gehrke | July 30, 2021, 1:21 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Kyle Shields receives the COVID-19 vaccine from Nomi Health staff at the Utah State Prison in Draper, on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, during a vaccine event with incoming inmates.

Utah State Prison inmates vaccinated in Nomi Health, Utah Department of Corrections partnership

By Jordan Miller | July 28, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) This photo depicts marijuana plants growing in a Utah medical cannabis nursery on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. With the U.S. Senate considering legislation to decriminalize possession of marijuana, is it time for Utah to do the same?

Now is the time for Utah to decriminalize marijuana, writes Robert Gehrke

By Robert Gehrke | July 19, 2021, 5:39 p.m.

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

This landlord should be utterly ashamed, Robert Gehrke writes

By Robert Gehrke | July 3, 2021, 5:21 p.m.

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

Robert Gehrke: The Utah Legislature blocked vaccine incentives. How business can help us close the gap.

By Robert Gehrke | June 25, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Senate President Stuart Adams, R-Layton, during a special session at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

Utah Senate president calls Tribune report on Co-Diagnostics ‘concerning’

By Jordan Miller | Andrew Becker | June 19, 2021, 7:51 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Nursing graduate April Taylor pulls two vials from the refrigerator at the Woods Cross High School pop-up clinic by Nomi Health,  April 27, 2021. County and regional health districts are setting up vaccination clinics in high schools, to get the COVID-19 vaccine to 16- and 17-year-olds.

Utah has 200 new coronavirus cases and vaccine doses delivered passes 2.6 million

By Matt Canham | June 3, 2021, 12:11 a.m.