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The Daily Utah Chronicle

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Evolution of COVID-19 Testing at the U Culminates in Self-Serve Options

By Isaac Dunaway and Allison Stuart March 21, 2022

  The University of Utah currently offers self-serve COVID-19 testing at twelve sites around campus. Students, faculty and staff may use these sites up to twice per week. Immediate household members...

A member of the U of U campus community deposits a Covid-19 self-test sample in a collection box inside of Kahlert Village on campus in Salt Lake City on Friday, Feb 4, 2022. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

U Vaccination Requirements Now Include COVID-19 Booster

By Isaac Dunaway, News Writer February 4, 2022

  In fall 2021, the University of Utah added the COVID-19 vaccine to their list of vaccination requirements and they have now also added the COVID-19 booster shot as well. The vaccination requirement...

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Buening: H.B. 60 Threatens to Extend the Pandemic

By Sarah Buening, Assistant Opinion Editor January 28, 2022

  COVID-19 is not gone. The omicron variant continues to tear through communities worldwide, Utah included. Here, new infections have risen by about 400% over the last two weeks. As of Jan. 17,...

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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...

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Hibben: Here’s Why We Have Trust Issues with the CDC

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer June 22, 2021

  Only 52% of Americans have a great deal of trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Americans still support the nation’s medical system along with physicians and nurses, but...

East High Schools 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....

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Letter: Divestment from Fossil Fuels is in Sight

By DivestU March 7, 2021

  We know beyond a scientific doubt that in order to protect human lives as well as the lives of every living species on Earth, we need to put an end to fossil fuels. Not only are we witnessing...

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Alexander: Trust Scientists about the COVID-19 Vaccine, Not Politicians

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer November 24, 2020

  The United States’ response to the novel coronavirus has been dangerously sub-par, met with opposition and incredibly divisive. As political affiliation has heavily influenced people’s beliefs...

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Poma: COVID-19 Isn’t Taking a Holiday Break

By Sasha Poma, Assistant Opinion Editor November 12, 2020

  Everyone hoped the coronavirus pandemic would dwindle in severity by the end of summer. But here we are, seven months after the lockdown was initiated, facing terrifying increases in case counts...

Freshman Michael Manhard takes a break from online classes in a common area at the University of Utah on Oct. 10, 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Soter: We Can Decide to Shorten the Pandemic

By Theadora Soter, Multimedia Managing Editor November 11, 2020

  I’m not normally one to complain, but after the week I’ve had, I have to indulge myself. In the span of 72 hours, I’ve had to kick out my roommate due to her lack of concern about the coronavirus,...