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College sports shutdowns reveal another virus: uncertainty

College sports shutdowns reveal another virus: uncertainty

This uncertainty is causing our civic institutions to question whether they can properly function during the pandemic, leading to major cancellations. This psychological infection runs deeper than just college football: the American institution of free elections is being questioned due to uncertainty from the pandemic.

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They taught us to be optimistic in the face of hardship

They taught us to be optimistic in the face of hardship

The lives of so many of Utah’s pioneers are a testament that sometimes maintaining our freedom and enjoying our rights requires uncomfortable sacrifices and life changes for us all. As we celebrate and honor the sacrifices made on our behalf, let’s choose – like they did – to be optimistic in the face of hardship.

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Mandating masks in public

Mandating masks in public

Utah leaders should focus on finding a policy response to the COVID-19 surge that is calibrated toward widescale public compliance. If they do, they will have a better chance to effectively gain control over the pandemic before the fall.

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Colleges wrestle with questions of reopening

Colleges wrestle with questions of reopening

The shuttering of universities has been predicted by some scholars for a while now due to changes to society, technological advances and flexibility in employment. But now, the individual choices being made in response to the coronavirus have accelerated this process.

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How might coronavirus improve the future of healthcare?

How might coronavirus improve the future of healthcare?

If the pandemic leads states and the federal government to embrace more market-driven health care policies — removing barriers to telemedicine, encouraging drive-up testing and home delivery of prescription drugs where such delivery is reasonable — then innovations can be better for everyone.

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