Jon Sanders

Research Editor and Senior Fellow, Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 8)

  • The Twelve Days of Mask Mess: The first day

    This series on the Locker Room will feature a different sampling from Cooper's research each day until all have been discussed. It'll examine and discuss each study, asking whether it supports Cooper’s extreme exercise of power, because that is the relevant standard.
    Jon Sanders, December 14, 2020
  • NC Threat-Free Index for the week of Dec. 7

    As Gov. Roy Cooper's mask order is apparently working so well he decided to do "something else" about the virus by socking the state into a curfew until sometime in 2021, here is this week's NC Threat-Free Index.
    Jon Sanders, December 8, 2020
  • It took Rob Schofield 47 days to misrepresent an article of mine to call it stupid

    NC Policy Watch published a piece yesterday by Rob Schofield entitled “When it comes to the pandemic, the NC political right should #StoptheStupid.” It was accompanied by a graphic featuring a quote balloon of “I’m with STUPID!” flanked by coronaviruses. Part of Schofield’s piece ostensibly addressed an October 15 article…
    Jon Sanders, December 2, 2020
  • NC Threat-Free Index for the first week of December

    Well over 300,000 (315,979) North Carolinians are presumed to be recovered from COVID-19, and active cases represent just 0.4% (four-tenths of one percent) of NC’s population.
    Jon Sanders, December 1, 2020
  • Local reporter offers up more COVID-conflated religiosity

    In a recent research brief, I decried media and public officials creating a climate of fear and suspicion over the pandemic. I intimated that it was taking on quasi-religious trappings, but I hadn't asked for a fresh example. We got one all the same.
    Jon Sanders, November 18, 2020
  • NC Threat-Free Index for the week of Nov. 16

    All considered, 99.6% of people in NC pose no threat of passing along COVID-19 to anyone
    Jon Sanders, November 17, 2020
  • Why it’s important to cherish the many things in life above politics

    Especially because politics tends toward division, it's best to keep it a small part of life so that we can enjoy richer interactions with more people in our communities. Limited government that respects individual rights and freedoms necessarily keeps politics at a lower boil so that every election doesn't seem matters of life and death pitting good vs. evil.
    Jon Sanders, November 16, 2020
  • Above-average and excess deaths in NC even before counting COVID deaths. Are Cooper’s orders the reason?

    How many North Carolinians are suffering dire health consequences from the negative unintended consequences of Cooper's orders?
    Jon Sanders, November 12, 2020