Take 2 Podcast: Utah vaccines and herd immunity, ranked choice voting and free speech on social media



Host Heidi Hatch hosts guests Maura Carabello from the Exoro Group and state auditor John Dougal to talk about a wide range of political news this week including the trail of Derek Chauvin, the former officer now convicted of killing George Floyd.

UTAH VACCINE APPOINTMENTS ARE SLOWING DOWN

With the demand for vaccines against COVID-19 in Utah now slowing or falling behind supply, some have wondered if the state can reach herd immunity, especially in a state with so many children. Are people vaccine hesitant? Is the pause in Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine making people nervous?

There has been no link made but a woman in Oregon died this week after getting a vaccine. Should herd immunity include those who have already tested positive, along with those who had the virus but were never tested? https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/lasting-immunity-found-after-recovery-covid-19

RANKED CHOICE VOTING

Salt Lake City voted 6 to 1 in favor of ranked choice voting during the November municipal election and North Logan is considering it too while Draper will move to it this fall.

CAN AND SHOULD STATES REIN IN SOCIAL MEDIA?

Utah Senate President Stuart Adams wants to rein in the power of social media companies to decide what can or cannot be posted. He is the newly elected president of the American Legislative Exchange Council, called ALEC. It is a conservative group that proposes legislation.

PRIVACY COMMISSION

The Utah Legislature created a privacy commission but what do the new privacy officers do? MORE: kutv.com/news/local/banjo-halts-data-collection-in-utah-after-reports-of-ceos-neo-nazi-past


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