Jon Sanders

Research Editor and Senior Fellow, Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 2)

  • AP report: “ongoing child abuse crisis” amid lockdowns

    The report "found that child abuse reports, investigations, substantiated allegations and interventions have dropped at a staggering rate, increasing risks for the most vulnerable of families in the U.S." Most but not all states provided data. Guess the Cooper administration's choice.
    Jon Sanders, March 30, 2021
  • Here’s a question for lockdown proponents

    Jeffrey A. Tucker asks, "Why Is Everyone in Texas Not Dying?" He recites a Chicken Litany of hysterical predictions from politicians and pundits about impending disaster for Texas, all of which are being beclowned by actual results.
    Jon Sanders, March 29, 2021
  • In NC, “thirty days…to slow the spread” turns a year old

    March 27, 2020, saw this from Gov. Roy Cooper: Governor Roy Cooper ordered people in the state of North Carolina to stay at home for thirty days, until April 29, 2020, in another step to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Governor Cooper’s Executive Order No. 121 takes…
    Jon Sanders, March 27, 2021
  • Reforms to help private providers expand rural broadband access

    By removing certain impediments, state leaders can help private providers reach more people, quicker, in these unserved areas. My recommendations aim to reform the three most pressing issues impeding broadband infrastructure and deployment in NC right now.
    Jon Sanders, March 26, 2021
  • Why we’re very close to herd immunity

    Natural immunity after Covid-19 infection is likely lifelong, extrapolating from data on other coronaviruses that cause severe illness, SARS and MERS,” says Monica Gandhi, an infectious-disease physician and professor at the University of California.
    Jon Sanders, March 25, 2021
  • What do Cooper’s 12 mask order extensions all have in common?

    Every time Cooper has extended or tightened his face mask order, the average daily case numbers have been higher than they were when he originally leveled the order.
    Jon Sanders, March 24, 2021
  • The NC Threat-Free Index for the week ending March 21, plus a note about vaccinations

    • 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.
    Jon Sanders, March 23, 2021
  • Lockdowns and psychological distress

    About one in three young adults (32%)  under 30 reported experiencing high levels of “psychological distress.” Another third (31%) reported medium levels. Nearly half (45%) reported being “nervous, anxious or on edge” at least “occasionally or a moderate amount of time.” Women and poorer adults were more adversely affected with psychological distress. 
    Jon Sanders, March 22, 2021