COVID-19 (page 2)

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    Teacher unions tout outlandish wish list of reopening demands

    Eric Boehm writes at Reason.com about the disconnect between teachers unions’ current demands and actual threats COVID-19 poses to schools reopening. As school districts across the country grapple with the question of how to safely and effectively educate students amid a pandemic, teachers unions are making increasingly ridiculous…
    Mitch Kokai, August 3, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online about COVID-19’s impact on the uninsured. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on issues likely to drive county commissioner elections across North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, August 3, 2020
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    Graphing COVID: Testing, cases, and testing percentages

    The spike North Carolina is seeing is in testing bringing about a proportionate spike in known cases. More testing is a good thing.
    Jon Sanders, July 31, 2020
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    “Parents need to quit whining…”

    The author of this post is not a teacher.  I was pleased to see actual teachers push back on her incendiary post.
    Terry Stoops, July 31, 2020
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    Businesses fear virus-related lawsuits

    Nihal Krishan of the Washington Examiner details one of the business community’s top concerns about COVID-19. It involves the threat of legal action. Business groups say that the fear of a flood of unfair coronavirus lawsuits hurting businesses is real despite data showing that not many such lawsuits…
    Mitch Kokai, July 31, 2020
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    The next federal COVID-19 relief package explored

    Robert VerBruggen of National Review Online highlights the latest haggling on Capitol Hill over COVID-19. You can give House Democrats credit for one thing: When they realized that another COVID-19 relief bill would be necessary, they got right on it. Their HEROES Act — I won’t bore you…
    Mitch Kokai, July 31, 2020
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    Supreme Court faces another appeal from church facing COVID-19 restrictions

    Nicholas Rowan of the Washington Examiner highlights a First Amendment appeal to the nation’s highest court. A Chicago church on Tuesday announced its intentions to appeal to the Supreme Court, following an unfavorable ruling from an Illinois federal appeals court upholding Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s worship ban. The church,…
    Mitch Kokai, July 30, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Joseph Coletti’s Daily Journal questions Cooper’s reliance on “science and data” when making COVID-19 decisions.
    Mitch Kokai, July 30, 2020