With New COVID Cases Plateauing, Intermountain Physicians Remain Hopeful, But Cautious for State’s Outlook

As new cases of COVID-19 seem to be plateauing overall in Utah and vaccine supply is available statewide, Utah continues to trend in the right direction. However, Intermountain Healthcare infectious diseases physicians are being cautious and urge people to be vigilant during this transition time to avoid a potential 4th COVID surge that is being seen in other parts of the nation.

Eddie Stenehjem, MD, Intermountain Healthcare infectious diseases physician, will provide an update on COVID in Utah today at noon, MDT, as part of Intermountain’s Weekly Community COVID Update that will be broadcast live on Facebook.

Dr. Stenehjem will address:

  • COVID case surges in other parts of the nation and impact in Utah
  • Ongoing impact of new and developing COVID variants in Utah and U.S.
  • Younger people and vaccination rates in Utah. Is there reason to be concerned?
  • Update on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause. CDC advisory panel meeting today to address
  • Status of vaccine distributions and update on vaccine inventory in Utah, along with the latest data on efficacy, effectiveness, and safety of COVID vaccines
  • Herd immunity and vaccine hesitancy in Utah
  • Impact, if any, on major COVID surge in India (330K+ new cases) have on U.S. and Utah
  • Current impact of the COVID virus on Utah hospitals and caregivers

Noon, MDT, Friday, April 23, 2021

Dr. Eddie Stenehjem  
Intermountain Healthcare Infectious Diseases Physician 

Zoom Meeting invitation sent to media, or watch live at www.facebook.com/Intermountain.


Intermountain Community COVID Update / Press Briefing and Facebook Live, Today at Noon