Take 2 Podcast: Biden threatens pandemic funding in Utah, mask mandates in Utah schools, COVID booster shots, Afghanistan

Host Heidi Hatch welcomes Maura Carabello and Greg Hughes to talk politics in Utah and beyond.

School is in session, some kids are wearing masks, though most are not and President Joe Biden isn’t happy.

Afghanistan is a mess but who’s mess is it anyway and gas prices aren’t fun.

Biden Admin threatens Pandemic funding in Utah

“We will not sit by as governors try to block or intimidate educators protecting kids against COVID-19. This isn’t about politics. This is about keeping our kids safe and taking on this virus together.” – President Joe Biden.

Utah’s Gov. Spencer Cox said of the letter: “The letter from the U.S. Department of Education is extremely unhelpful. As we continue conversations with legislators, public health leaders, school leaders, parents, and local health departments about the best way to safely return to schools given the unique circumstances in Utah, the last thing we need is threats from out-of-touch bureaucrats at the U.S. Department of Education.”

Grand County and a portion of San Juan County start school with a mask mandate and the Salt Lake City Mayor announced her intention to declare one for the city.

  • Total Covid cases: 23,603
  • Breakthrough cases: 4,197 (17.8% of cases during the timeframe)
  • Total hospitalizations: 1,107
  • Breakthrough hospitalizations: 206 (18.6% of hospitalizations during the timeframe)
  • Total deaths: 109
  • Breakthrough deaths: 22 (20.2% of deaths during the timeframe)

Lehi Teacher Fired after 1st day of school rant in a chemistry class

“Most of y’all parents are dumber than you. I am going to say that out loud. My parents are freaking dumb and the minute I figured that out, the world opens up.”