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Joshua Seeley, wears his mask out and about to help stop the spread of COVID-19 on Tuesday in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Maya Fraser | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Poma & Saifee: Don’t Wait, Just Vaccinate

By Zahra Saifee and Sasha Poma April 6, 2021

  After a year of COVID-19 health restrictions, Utah is beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Vaccine administration is on the rise as hundreds of Utahns receive the vaccine daily....

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, Opinion Writer 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....

Salt Lake City Cemetery (Photo by Maya Fraser | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Hibben: Remembering Who We’ve Lost in the Pandemic

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer March 31, 2021

  Last week, my 88-year-old grandmother finally received her second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. After over a year in isolation, she is overjoyed to be able to see her family and friends,...

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Weglinski: Psychedelics Don’t Deserve the Stigma

By Sonia Weglinski, Opinion Writer March 30, 2021

  Most people think of psychedelics as dangerous, highly addictive drugs. This stigma started back in the 1960s, when President Richard Nixon declared a war on the psychedelic drugs popular among...

Utah State Capitol on April 2, 2020. (Photo by Abu Asib | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Soter: Why Is Utah Lifting the Mask Mandate before Vaccinating At-Risk Groups?

By Theadora Soter, Opinion Writer March 25, 2021

  When I was 9 years old, I was diagnosed with asthma. My diagnosis wasn’t surprising since it runs in my family, but even so, it has been a struggle I’ve had to navigate for the majority of...

East High School's mask reminder in March 2021. (Photo by Tom Denton | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: Leave Mask Mandates Up to Health Officials, Not School Boards

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer March 16, 2021

  At a crucial time during the world-stopping coronavirus pandemic, when the United States has reached over 521,000 deaths, we should be trying our best to uphold safety precautions and mask mandates....

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, 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...

A pride flag hangs from a house in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 21st 2020. This design of the pride flag includes Black, Brown and trans pride. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Soter: Trans Teens Need Gender-Affirming Healthcare

By Theadora Soter, Opinion Writer March 14, 2021

  Transgender patients all over the country are regularly discriminated against by their healthcare providers. In fact, 33% of respondents in the 2016 US Transgender Survey said they’d had a...

A woman holds a Women's Rights are Human Rights sign during Women's March on the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday Jan. 23, 2017. (Rishi Deka | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Weglinski: Utah, Stop Making Decisions for Women

By Sonia Weglinski, Opinion Writer March 13, 2021

  State lawmakers have made a habit of making Utah women’s lives significantly more difficult. As the Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board wrote last month, “No Utah woman is safe when the Legislature...

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