COVID-19

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on how remote-only learning has hurt N.C. special-needs students. Joshua Peters’ CJ Opinion ponders trans participation in girls’ sports.
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2021
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    Challenging Fauci’s assessment of science’s proper role

    Charles Cooke of National Review Online explains why Dr. Anthony Fauci has the wrong idea about science’s role in the public process. Dr. Fauci says that the FDA’s decision to pause deployment of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is the right one because “we are ruled by the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about families’ long-time student learning challenges tied to COVID-19 school closures. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion urges lawmakers to move forward with a plan exempting military retirement pay from state income tax.
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2021
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    Big Tech’s self-interested motive in censoring science

    Joy Pullmann of the Federalist sees a clear motive for Big Tech companies to censor scientific evidence that contradicts the prevailing public narrative. On Monday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and three medical experts took a blowtorch to Google for banning from YouTube a video of them discussing COVID-19…
    Mitch Kokai, April 14, 2021
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    National Review says Fauci has ‘worn out his welcome’

    Editors at National Review Online have had enough of the face of federal government’s response to COVID-19. More than a year ago, Americans welcomed Anthony Fauci into their homes as a sober scientist who was helping them make sense of a deadly new virus. But he has worn…
    Mitch Kokai, April 14, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about N.C. school closings’ toll on students’ mental health. John Hood’s CJ Opinion explains that bigger government isn’t the answer to any of today’s pressing problems.
    Mitch Kokai, April 14, 2021
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    The NC Threat-Free Index for the week ending April 12

    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, April 13, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill in the N.C. House to reopen state bars and restaurants at full capacity. A new CJ Opinion urges people to consider who pays today’s N.C. tax bills as they judge proposed tax cuts.
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2021