February 26, 2024



Utah Newspaper Pushes for National Guard to Block Unvaccinated From Socializing



The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board criticized Utah’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in an op-ed, writing that the “civilized” thing to do would be to deploy the National Guard to ensure unvaccinated individuals largely remain at home.

Utah has the fourth-highest number of new COVID-19 cases of any state and the Omicron variant’s prevalence has forced some students to return to remote learning. Given Omicron’s pervasiveness and the state’s inability to handle the influx in testing demand, officials are advising people to just assume they have COVID-19 if they experience symptoms.

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