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Guest Writers Blog

This blog presents the ideas and creative thinking of some of Utah's talented older adult writers. Their submissions are to inform and entertain, not to present policy or opinion positions of the Utah Commission on Aging.  Enjoy. 

Experiencing the Mystery of Long COVID-19

woman with hands on head

I have my own fully-vaccinated, long COVID experience to report, but so far, my account is the only one I can be sure won’t change, as scientists seem to be changing their minds about what, if anything, can be known about the cause, the symptoms or a cure.

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We've all been punched in the face. Time to counterpunch

Woman practicing boxing

There’s no doubt it’s been a crappy year, even though it looks like things are starting to look up. We’ve all been battered by a microorganism we can’t even see. Businesses have shut down, people have lost jobs, we’ve all been isolated from loved ones…and so on. Pretty rough, huh?

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Utahn's are Resilient

The Utah Health Department regularly receives information about disease and mortality to monitor and address the health and wellness of residents of the state. Using this information, we can compare health problems and health care use across time. This report also examined this information within the challenging year of 2020, looking at different stages of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Last Updated: 11/18/21