Adding the 53% of those adults partially vaccinated to the 16.5% with natural immunity alone would put North Carolina at 69.5% with active immunity. That proportion is obviously past Cooper's two-thirds standard.
It's not just that North Carolina has a bewildering maze of an Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) system. As the brief points out, the state has its own unique set of restrictions limiting its own homegrown alcohol businesses.
Last week, Gov. Roy Cooper and his administration had made it sound as if his mask order would last for several more months. Then on Friday, May 14, Cooper eliminated it for nearly all places. It was a whirlwind week.
Nearly 99.9% of people in NC posed no threat of passing along COVID-19 to anyone. A true state of emergency would be blatantly obvious, not something that needs five belabored bullet points to explain it as if you're giving a presentation for widening a city street.