Jon Sanders

Director of Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 9)

  • DHHS makes North Carolina dead last in reporting deaths data to the CDC

    It's reasonable to infer that North Carolina hasn't witnessed excess deaths in the weeks following May 16. The state already was below the excess deaths threshold then, and COVID deaths were already declining — a decline that accelerated in subsequent weeks.
    Jon Sanders, July 14, 2020
  • COVID in NC: Some recent trends

    Here are some recent COVID-19 trends from the available data for North Carolina.
    Jon Sanders, July 10, 2020
  • COVID hospitalizations in context

    At 1,034 hospitalizations, we're about one-twelfth of the best-case scenario hospitalizations projected now. Taken in context, this scary number is good news, not bad.
    Jon Sanders, July 9, 2020
  • Graphing COVID: Deaths and known cases

    We're testing more, we're finding more cases, and we're finding more asymptomatic and barely symptomatic cases, so therefore we're witnessing a falling proportion of cases that are deadly. As of today, the average deaths per day is half of where it was on June 2.
    Jon Sanders, July 7, 2020
  • A day in the life of transient data, politics, and media spin

    It sounds as if on June 28, there were no reported COVID-19 deaths. To anyone other than news media, this would be news. It would have been the first time since March 29 — the first time in three months — that happened.
    Jon Sanders, June 30, 2020
  • Judge Covid decides: Being made to wear a face covering

    Judge Covid, who should wear face masks?
    Jon Sanders, June 26, 2020
  • Cooper’s self-defeating mask mandate

    Here is Cooper's decision matrix. One of the squares is a clear winner for freedom and self-determination in a state that boasts of being "First In Freedom." But there's also one that offers nothing but submission to the autocrat. Guess which one Cooper chose?
    Jon Sanders, June 25, 2020
  • Why it’s dangerous not to protect people’s property

    Roy Cordato's piece today on Roy Cooper’s self-serving distinction between people and property is a strong read.
    Jon Sanders, June 22, 2020