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COVID-19 - Opinion

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Kincart: Vaccinate the Missionaries

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer April 13, 2021

  In mid-January, photos of President Russel M. Nelson getting his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination circulated the internet. This was followed by a statement from The Church of Jesus Christ...

Interacting face-to-face with masks on. (Photo by Hailey Danielson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Soter: Feeling Socially Awkward Lately? Blame the Pandemic

By Theadora Soter, Multimedia Managing Editor April 2, 2021

  For the most part, I like people. I like to be around them and hear their stories; I like to tell them mine. Of course, I get nervous before going to a party with strangers or a first date with...

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Hibben: Why Do Utah Lawmakers Think the Pandemic is Over?   

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer April 1, 2021

  Across the nation, many red states have started to end mask mandates, responding to the frustration of so-called “anti-maskers” that the government imposing mask mandates is a step too far....

Legislative meeting at the Utah Capital building in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Kincart: How Utah Can Help the Disabled

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer March 15, 2021

  As the legislative session comes to a close, it’s important to reflect on the legislation we witnessed this session to determine policy goals for the next session, as well as recognize the...

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Kincart: The Right Way to Honor Victims of COVID-19

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer February 2, 2021

  To honor those who have died of COVID-19, Gov. Spencer Cox ordered that on Jan. 19, the bells at the State Capitol ring 15 times in honor of the 1,500 Utahns who have died since March 2020. Utah...

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Kincart: Support Students During the Pandemic

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer January 28, 2021

  Last semester brought many difficulties because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As we head into the spring semester, every one of us is hoping for a better learning experience. The ASUU Senate...

Poma: Immigrants Are the Unsung Heroes of the Pandemic

By Sasha Poma, Assistant Opinion Editor January 26, 2021

  We’ve all struggled through this pandemic in one way or another, but some have faced harsher challenges than others — especially those in immigrant communities. Many of the common hardships...

The University of Utah campus gets adorned with the first snowfall of the season on Dec. 04, 2019 (Photo by Abu Asib | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Saifee & Weglinski: Spring Semester Can Bring Hope

By Sonia Weglinski and Zahra Saifee January 19, 2021

  As the end of our winter break nears, there seems to be a looming sense of anxiety about the coming spring semester. Simply put, the fall semester was not easy for us. The ongoing pandemic, a...

Alexander: Stop Doing the Bare Minimum at Restaurants

Alexander: Stop Doing the Bare Minimum at Restaurants

By CJ Alexander, Special Projects Managing Editor December 6, 2020

  No one has escaped the wrath of 2020. But small businesses, particularly restaurants and bars, have had to reinvent their entire day-to-day operations to stay open amid the pandemic. Many...

Silvia Ocampo prepares drive through orders at Del Taco on 800 E and 400 S in Salt Lake City on Nov. 14, 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman: Quarantining Students Need Financial Relief

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer December 2, 2020

  As winter approaches and people are trapped inside, the United States is facing another wave of COVID-19. Utah is no exception, with Governor Herbert saying that the state is at “a breaking...

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