COVID-19

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    “Americans are not rallying around Donald Trump during the pandemic”

    That’s the headline of a recent article in the Economist. It goes on to say, “His approval ratings have been remarkably flat compared with those of other leaders—and past American presidents,” and it provides this chart:  …
    Jon Guze, May 22, 2020
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    Could continued COVID-19 shutdown lead to a ‘mass casualty incident’?

    Tyler Olson writes at FoxNews.com about medical concerns surrounding the preferred government response to COVID-19. More than 600 doctors signed onto a letter sent to President Trump Tuesday pushing him to end the “national shutdown” aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus, calling the widespread state orders…
    Mitch Kokai, May 22, 2020
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    Florida governor blasts media for terrible COVID-19 coverage

    Andrea Widburg of the American Thinker writes that Florida’s governor has released his “inner Trump.” Florida chose a different lockdown path from the rest of America, protecting old people and letting other Floridians mostly roam free. The media gleefully predicted disaster and have been disappointed that Florida has…
    Mitch Kokai, May 22, 2020
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    COVID-19 and Latin America: Protests could threaten American allies

    Joel Gehrke of the Washington Examiner highlights concerns about COVID-19’s impact south of the border. Latin American governments with close ties to the United States could struggle to weather a storm of political protests as the coronavirus pandemic intensifies, American officials and analysts fear. “If there was a…
    Mitch Kokai, May 22, 2020
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    Why do we do we let them do this kind of thing?

    In 2012, Science magazine published a report by a group of scientists who proudly reported: Highly pathogenic avian influenza A/H5N1 virus can cause morbidity and mortality in humans but thus far has not acquired the ability to be transmitted by aerosol or respiratory droplet (“airborne transmission”) between…
    Jon Guze, May 21, 2020
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    N.C. no trailblazer in reopening much of the economy by Memorial Day

    Cassidy Morrison of the Washington Examiner reports that most states are moving toward an end of government lockdowns in time for the unofficial start of summer. Every state will have partially lifted restrictions by Memorial Day, even though most have not seen the downward trend of new daily…
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2020
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    Florida governor deserves apology for COVID-19 criticism

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online peruses the Florida governor’s much-criticized plan for addressing COVID-19 concerns. A couple of months ago, the media, almost as one, decided that Governor Ron DeSantis was a public menace who was going to get Floridians killed with his lax response to the…
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online on details of Gov. Roy Cooper’s Phase 2 reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal exposes the false choice between public health and economic growth in the debate over reopening.
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2020