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COVID-19 - Opinion

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Scott: Cut Teachers Some Slack This Fall

By Elise Scott, Opinion Writer September 2, 2020

  Teaching has never been an easy gig, but the responsibility of guiding young minds through a pandemic and civil unrest is unimaginable. Teachers are expected to take the turbulence in stride,...

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Letter to the Editor: How Utahns Can Vote During a Pandemic

By Lauren Harvey August 30, 2020

  With the 2020 Election rapidly approaching and increasing doubts that are circulating about the efficacy and security of voting by mail, knowing the voting laws of one’s state is as important...

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Gholami: COVID-19 Was Not the Beginning nor the End of Medical Racism

By Samira Gholami, Opinion Writer August 29, 2020

  The life-saving medical therapies at the forefront of diagnosis and treatment of the novel Coronavirus have a history of racial bias. Discriminatory design and ideologies are embedded in the...

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

Poma: Utah Leaders, Stop Treating COVID-19 Like a Purely Economic Issue

By Sasha Poma, Assistant Opinion Editor August 28, 2020

  Let’s face it — the coronavirus pandemic is far from over. Health guidelines such as social distancing and masks are still in place, which caused cases to decline in Utah in recent weeks....

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McGrath: They Don’t Want You to Vote — Go Anyways

By Mackenzie McGrath August 27, 2020

  As election day nears, many fear how voting will be impacted during a pandemic, especially when our own president is attacking a federal system that we use to deliver and receive mail-in ballots....

Protestors demonstrate at the Capitol to advocate for stricter abortion laws in 2017 (Photo by Tom Denton | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Soter: Real Pro-Lifers Can’t Be Anti-Mask

By Theadora Soter, Multimedia Managing Editor August 27, 2020

  Pro-lifers — people against abortion — recently created a plethora of memes comparing mask requirements to the pro-choice argument. Essentially, the group is arguing that if the pro-choice...

Protesters speak out against police corruption and violence during an open mic in front of the Utah State Capitol on June 5, 2020. (Photo by Mark Draper | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Soter: Gen-Z Activists Should Treat COVID-19 Like the Human Rights Crisis It Is

By Theadora Soter, Multimedia Managing Editor August 14, 2020

  Young people, especially those from Generation Z, seem to care a lot about their communities and the human rights issues within them. One in 10 college freshmen plan to participate in some type...

The Block U on the University of Utah Campus, Salt Lake City, UT on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

Soter: I’m Starting at the U in the Middle of a Pandemic – and I’m Concerned

By Theadora Soter, Multimedia Managing Editor August 12, 2020

  I’m starting my freshman year at the University of Utah during COVID-19, and I think the stagnancy, frustration and confusion I am experiencing are relatable to many in my class.  We’ve...

A tourist wears a protective mask at Biffi Restaurant in Galleria Vittorio, Milan, amid coronavirus fears. (Photo by Valeria Ferraro | Courtesy Getty Images)

Burton: Now’s the Time to Buy Directly From Utah Restaurants

By Logan Burton, Opinion Writer August 11, 2020

  Burton: Buy Directly From Utah Restaurants COVID-19 demonstrates the fragile foundations of both advanced and developing economies. With how interconnected the global economy is, an incident...

Some individuals have taken to social media to make memes about the coronavirus while others have documented instances of discrimination in public spaces and taken a stand against xenophobia. (Photo by Justin Prather | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Poma: Yes, We Need to Wear Masks This Fall Semester

By Sasha Poma, Assistant Opinion Editor August 10, 2020

  Over the past several months, we’ve all experienced unprecedented changes in our daily lives due to the coronavirus pandemic. With that, face masks and coverings – which have been heavily...

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