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COVID-19 - Opinion

Isaac Reese says that universal basic income could have lessened the economic and public health crises of COVID-19. (Photo by Justin Prather | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Burton: The COVID-19 Pandemic May Land Us in a Brave New Economy

By Logan Burton, Opinion Writer May 22, 2020

  COVID-19 has taken millions of jobs and hundreds of thousands of lives, but there has never been a better time to learn about economics than this pandemic. Governments throughout the world, notably...

The jobs of U students working in health care have changed drastically during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy Alexis Olivas)

Poma: Maintaining Common Courtesy in the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Sasha Poma, Assistant Opinion Editor May 22, 2020

  During these challenging times, many of us may feel unlike ourselves for one reason or another. One key stressor for all of us is the loss of routine, especially since we can’t know for sure...

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Barron: Vote Huntsman, Not Cox, to Bring Utah through the COVID-19 Crisis

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer May 20, 2020

  With the June 30th primary election looming, Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox and former Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. lead the GOP field in the race to be Utah’s next governor. Back in April,...

Morgan Barron writes, for some Utahns, staying home and staying safe are mutually exclusive. (Courtesy Needpix)

Barron: How Utahns can help domestic violence victims during COVID-19

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer April 26, 2020

  On March 24, the Salt Lake City Police Department tweeted a graph showing a sharp, sustained increase in domestic-violence-related calls over the previous two weeks in Salt Lake, roughly coinciding...

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)

Burton: COVID-19 could permanently change how we connect with each other

By Logan Burton, Opinion Writer April 21, 2020

  Social distancing has dramatically shifted the way we work and study. Telecommuting and online schooling have seen an unprecedented rise during the pandemic, though the necessary technology for...

Ken Sanders, owner of Ken Sanders Rare Book Store, on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Christopherson: Local Bookstores Need Us to Survive the Coronavirus Outbreak – and We Need Them

By Nain Christopherson, Assistant Opinion Editor April 17, 2020

  It's no secret that has been putting small, independent bookstores across the country (and even chains like Barnes & Noble) out of business for years – but now, as the massive...

In Nain Christophersons neighborhood, people bonded through sidewalk chalk art. She says that even once social distancing is over, we should bring some of the benefits to our new normal. (Photo by Andy Purveyance | Courtesy Flickr)

Christopherson: Bring the Benefits of Social Distancing into the Post-Pandemic World

By Nain Christopherson, Assistant Opinion Editor April 17, 2020

  We are weeks into social distancing and, thankfully, it’s making a difference. Studies are finding states that instituted social distancing or shelter-in-place policies early in this crisis...

City Creek Center has been closed for almost a moth. Opinion writer Lynda Maxfield asks why tenants still have to pay their full lease. (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Maxfield: Unprecedented Times Call For Unrivaled Economic Compassion

By Lynda Maxfield April 17, 2020

  City Creek Center first closed on March 12 for cleaning after mall officials learned that someone on the property had tested positive for COVID-19. On March 20, it was closed again and will remain...

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Burton: We Need to be Aware of Our Emotions During the Coronavirus Crisis

By Logan Burton, Opinion Writer April 16, 2020

  Our lifestyles have dramatically changed because of the coronavirus. All throughout the world, shutdowns have caused economic crises, our favorite events are canceled and schools all throughout...

President Donald J. Trump, joined by United States Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan and Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan Department of Homeland Security, visit the border area of Otay Mesa, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, a neighborhood along the Mexican border in San Diego, California. (Photo by Shealah Craighead | Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Poma: Trump Wants to Close the Border to Slow the Pandemic. I Don’t Trust Him to Reopen It.

By Sasha Poma , Assistant Opinion Editor April 15, 2020

  Coverage of COVID-19 can be difficult to sift through. Given the global scale and rapid pace of the crisis, it can be easy to get lost among all the new information and not know about some pressing...

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