Salt Lake Tribune: How Spencer Cox navigated the COVID pandemic during his first year as Utah governor

Salt Lake Tribune: How Spencer Cox navigated the COVID pandemic during his first year as Utah governor. “On the last day of August 2021, 1,677 Utahns tested positive for the coronavirus. Nearly 500 of Utah’s hospital beds were filled with COVID-19 patients, with about 50 new patients hospitalized each day. Lines at test sites were so long that patients were relieving themselves in bushes. Thirteen Utahns had died from the coronavirus one day earlier. That was the day Gov. Spencer J. Cox stopped doing regular public updates focused on the pandemic.”

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