Erin Alberty
Mar 8, 2023 - News

1 in 4 parents hid their kids' COVID, study finds

Illustration of magnets on a school locker in the shape of a contact tracing chart.

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Lots of parents say they misled others when their kids tested positive for COVID-19, according to a nationwide report coauthored by University of Utah researchers.

By the numbers: 24% of parents surveyed in December 2021 admitted to not disclosing they knew or suspected their kids had COVID to people who were exposed, per the study, which appeared this week on JAMA Network Open.

Erin Alberty
Jan 13, 2023 - COVID

New Utah study affirms COVID vaccine is safe for kids

Illustration of a stack of wooden toy blocks showing a syringe, a COVID cell and a cotton swab.

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

A new Utah-led study shows the COVID-19 vaccine didn't trigger dangerous responses in children who previously had a severe reaction to the virus itself.

Driving the news: The study, co-authored by a doctor at Primary Children's Hospital, looked at 185 kids who suffered from MIS-C, a rare condition in which severe inflammation develops a few weeks after a COVID infection.

Erin Alberty
Sep 27, 2022 - News

A fall COVID surge could still happen in Utah

Data: Utah Department of Health; Chart: Axios Visuals

Utah's COVID hospitalizations are declining this September — but that doesn't mean we've sidestepped a potential fall surge.

Driving the news: Fewer Utahns are hospitalized with COVID now than in late September of the past two years, state data show.

Erin Alberty
Aug 1, 2022 - COVID

Young Utah children aren't getting COVID vaccines

Illustration of a syringe laying across the top of a hurdle.

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Kids under five are shaping up to be the least vaccinated age group in Utah.

Driving the news: Only 4% of Utah children younger than 5 have received a COVID vaccine as of last week.

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