Author: Lisa Song

Politicians and Business Interests Pushed Health Officials Aside to Control Reopening. Then Cases Exploded.

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Back in April, when public health officials were still helping lead Utah’s response to the coronavirus, the spread of the disease had slowed, stabilizing at fewer than 200 reported cases a day. Then came a shift in power, and priorities. State...