COVID-19 (page 2)

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    Vaccine Mandate Would Face Enforcement Challenges

    David Hogberg of the Washington Examiner reports on potential problems for federal regulators trying to enforce President Biden’s vaccine mandate. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration is likely to face difficulty enforcing President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate and may have to rely on publicly shaming companies, a…
    Mitch Kokai, September 17, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Feature

    John Hood’s Carolina Journal Opinion explains why President Biden’s vaccine mandate goes too far.
    Mitch Kokai, September 15, 2021
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    The NC Threat-Free Index and Immunity Update for the Week Ending September 13

    This past week 99.2% of people in NC posed no threat of passing along COVID-19 to anyone, and more than four out of five (81.7%) adult North Carolinians are estimated to be immune.
    Jon Sanders, September 14, 2021
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    District enrollment market share was 76.6% last year

    The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction released the final average daily membership (ADM) counts for the 2020-21 school year.  With that figure published, we can determine the enrollment market shares for the pandemic school year. The district market share dropped from 79.2% in 2019-20 to 76.6% in 2020-21.
    Terry Stoops, September 14, 2021
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    District enrollment dropped by over 64,000 students last year

    The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction released the final average daily membership (ADM) counts for the 2020-21 school year. Last year, the final ADM for districts was 1,344,758 students.  The final ADM for the 2019-20 school year was 1,409,179 students. The district market share dropped from 79.2% in…
    Terry Stoops, September 14, 2021
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    COVID Controversies Drive Growing Distrust of Scientists

    Terry Jones writes for Issues and Insights about disturbing new poll results involving science and public trust. From coronavirus vaccines and the virus’ origin to climate change, a substantial portion of the country distrusts scientists to do their jobs honestly and capably. The latest data from the September…
    Mitch Kokai, September 14, 2021
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    Blasting Biden’s Vaccine Mandate ‘Theater’

    Editors at the Washington Examiner take aim at the president’s latest pronouncement. If you want to understand President Joe Biden’s motives, look no further than White House chief of staff Ron Klain’s Twitter feed. Less than an hour after Biden ordered his Labor Department to issue a nationwide…
    Mitch Kokai, September 14, 2021
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    Vaccination Battles Threaten the Hippocratic Oath

    Patrick Hauf writes for the Washington Free Beacon about a COVID-related dispute within the medical community. A growing number of doctors have threatened to withhold treatment from the unvaccinated, sparking backlash from doctors and bioethicists who say such sentiments violate the Hippocratic Oath. Those critics are even more…
    Mitch Kokai, September 14, 2021