Situational Analysis – April 2, 2021

Welcome to Friday. Today is Good Friday for most of the world’s Christians and thus, Easter is on Sunday. The weather should be just about perfect.

5 things you need to know

  1. Two out of three Utahns favor universal background checks before being allowed to purchase a gun.
  2. In Utah, women lost twice the number of jobs as men as the pandemic shutdown unfolded.
  3. Preliminary CDC data shows that the number of suicides in the United States declined 5.6 percent from 2019 to 2020. It was the third consecutive year of decline.
  4. Arabic coins minted in 1693 showed up in Rhode Island, potentially solving a centuries-old mystery of murderous pirate Capt. Henry Every.
  5. Taiwan’s worst train crash in decades kills 51, injures hundreds Friday morning.


12 days until the end of the Cox/Henderson administration’s first 100 days (04/14/2021)
22 days until the United Utah Party Organizing Convention (04/24/2021)
28 days until the Biden/Harris administration’s first 100 days are up (04/30/2021)
29 days until the in-person Utah GOP Organizing Convention (05/01/2021)
162 days until half-way through the Cox/Henderson’s administration’s 500-day plan (09/11/2021)