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COVID-19 - Opinion

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Cowley: Stop Prioritizing Politics over Public Health

By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer February 19, 2022

  Within the first week of the session, the legislature repealed mask mandates in two Utah counties. The justification for the removal of mask mandates was that elected officials had a “better...

Chrony Opinion Desk writer Camden Alexander stands in front of the Utah State Capitol on Dec. 10, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: The Legislative Session Needs More Focus on COVID-19 Policy

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer January 28, 2022

  In Utah’s 2022 General Session, the legislature’s priorities branch out into various topics, including the Great Salt Lake, vaccine requirements and income tax cuts. Noticeably missing from...

Student Eleanor Wachtel studying in Lassonde Studios in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. (Photo by Jonathan Wang | The Daily Utah Chronicle

Kincart: Take Care of Yourself this Semester

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer January 19, 2022

  Once again, we find ourselves starting another semester in the thick of the pandemic. Utah has upwards of 700,000 COVID-19 cases, which is significantly more than this time last year. The state...

Students shopping at the Campus Store at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022.(Photo by Langley Hayman | The Daily Utah Chronicle

Hibben: Mask Mandates Are a Big Relief

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer January 19, 2022

  Following the new 30-day mask mandate issued for Salt Lake County on Jan. 8, the University of Utah was finally able to require and enforce masks indoors on campus. Previous attempts to mandate...

Thirst Drinks employee, Ashley VanLeeuwen, working at the Millcreek location in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022 (Photo by Rachel Rydalch | The Daily Utah Chronicle

Alexander: The Real Reason We Can’t End the Pandemic

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer January 19, 2022

  We are starting our third year in the COVID-19 pandemic. For most of us, it’s our third year of choosing between our safety and financial stability. The CDC encourages working remotely and...

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Bringhurst: Joe Rogan is Spreading Dangerous COVID-19 Misinformation 

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer September 14, 2021

  A typical day in Joe Rogan’s life starts at the gym, followed by mushroom coffee and supplements such as creatine and Alpha Brain. He sticks to a strict diet founded in “primal” eating. Dude-bros...

Students, Diana Fierro and Kinzey Brice tabling at the U of U get involved fair to distribute information about the COVID-19 Vaccine on Sept. 3, 2021 in front of the A. Ray Olpin Union building in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: Get Your Vaccine

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer September 8, 2021

  In August 2021, the University of Utah announced its intention to pursue a vaccine requirement for students attending classes in person. The decision, which is allowed under current Utah law,...

Alexander: Students Are Ready to Come Back to Campus

Alexander: Students Are Ready to Come Back to Campus

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer September 1, 2021

  There’s no denying how tough the pandemic has been for everyone. It has been a constant uphill struggle against disrupted routines, loss of social contact, negative mental health and so much...

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Buening: We Need to Carry Public Health Lessons Into the Future

By Sarah Buening, Assistant Opinion Editor August 31, 2021

  Less than a year and a half ago, none of us could have imagined the mark COVID-19 would leave on our world. Now, we are only beginning to emerge from one of the most confusing and unique chapters...

Woman holds up Anti-Vaccination sign in Downtown Salt Lake City on Sunday Aug. 22, 2021 (Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: Vaccines are the New Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer August 24, 2021

  The right to choose between receiving the COVID-19 vaccine or not reflects a larger issue in our nation regarding bodily autonomy. Throughout the pandemic, we’ve seen numerous expressions of...