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The NC Threat-Free Index for the week ending April 5

Here is the NC Threat-Free Index for the week ending April 5:

  • As of April 5, there were 887,724 North Carolinians presumed to be recovered from COVID-19
  • Active cases comprised just 2.5% of NC’s total case count (note: a case of COVID isn’t a permanent infection, and only someone with an active case of the virus can conceivably transmit it to you)
  • Active cases represented about 0.2% (two-tenths of one percent) of NC’s population (note: active cases are lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 minus recoveries and deaths)
  • More than 24 out of every 25 (96.2%) of NC’s total cases were recovered, meaning they are no longer infectious
  • Only about 0.1% of people in NC had died with COVID-19 (regardless of the actual cause of death)
  • Meanwhile, 91.3% people in NC had never had a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19, despite the PCR test cycle threshold set so high as to produce a large amount of false positives (note: this proportion will always decline, but we have been living with this virus since February 2020, as far as testing is concerned)
  • All things considered, about 99.8% of people in NC posed no threat of passing along COVID-19 to anyone — a virus most had never had and the rest had recovered from (note: this proportion will fluctuate based on relative growth in lab-confirmed cases vs. recoveries, and it is likely understand because it does not account for vaccinations)

Note: The image atop this post is a screenshot from FOX8’s report on the Let Us Worship tour event at Greensboro Plaza on Palm Sunday. This same event was reported in The News & Observer under a more alarmist headline:

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Jon Sanders studies regulatory policy, a veritable kudzu of invasive government and unintended consequences. As director of regulatory studies at the John Locke Foundation, Jo...