As you have read the Book of Mormon, have you ever wondered why so many people got “lost in the wilderness” as mentioned in Mosiah 7: 4; and Mosiah 8: 7-8? Could there be a massive “wilderness” area in the Americas where travelers would get lost?
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In the aftermath of the March 18, 2020 earthquake centered in Magna, Utah that had amazingly minimal long-term effects, the unusual history of the largest tornado to ever hit Salt Lake City was republished. Here are some of the most compelling details.
Eight years ago, a group of BYU engineering students started a project to create a neonatal ventilator for premature babies born in third-world countries. Today, several iterations later, that original idea has been reengineered as an affordable adult ventilator that just received FDA emergency authorization for use in hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Five BYU students and five BYU professors author critical study.
With limited testing capacity and asymptomatic infections, establishing infection rates of COVID-19 has been nearly impossible for health officials in Utah. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality, along with researchers from across the state — including a group at BYU — are taking extreme measures in hopes of tracking down the elusive answer.
Angel Moroni Statue Removed from Salt Lake Temple for Repair: Yet another Strong Tremor Shakes Mountain West
As we waited for the Angel Moroni to be removed from the Salt Lake Temple for repair after the trumpet was shaken off by the March 18 Magna quake, two more large earthquakes occurred in Idaho and Nevada within less than a two month period.
Though I am open about my faith and often welcome steps that allow faith to play a more visible role in society, I prefer to let faith be a personal matter and not a basis for government policies. Unfortunately, I fear that an abundance of faith, perhaps even blind faith, is behind many policies and plans being pursued by government leaders when it comes to dealing with the novel Coronavirus.