COVID-19 (page 2)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    COVID-19 and the government shutdowns tied to it have created special challenges for entrepreneurs in North Carolina’s alcohol-related industries. John Trump reviews those challenges during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart discusses his reappointment to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2021
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    School re-openings and COVID-19: what are we learning?

    Do school re-openings dramatically increase the chance of contracting Covid-19? The conventional wisdom said yes and helped to justify school closures and transitions to virtual learning. Nearly ten months into a pandemic, however, no one is happy with the paths many schools have taken; teachers are anxious and tressed; students…
    Bob Luebke, January 14, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on priorities for the new N.C. legislative session that began Wednesday. Andrew Dunn reports on North Carolina’s poor performance compared to other states in disbursing COVID-19 vaccines. Ray Nothstine’s Daily Journal explains why there’s an even more important reason than…
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest COVID-19 briefing and the danger of spreading false information. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why competing schools serve families well.
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2021
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    NC bars and taverns struggle to stay afloat

    Among the North Carolina businesses hardest hit by Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID-19 shutdowns are bars, taverns, and distillers. Very few customers means very little — if any — revenue to pay the bills and the employees. For some, it’s the end of the line. Others are suing to…
    Donna Martinez, January 11, 2021
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    Chicago school system blames union for teacher absences

    Chrissy Clark of the Washington Free Beacon highlights discord in the Windy City’s schools. The Chicago Teachers Union is responsible for the failure of staff to return to in-person work, the Chicago School District says. On Tuesday, the district announced that 40 percent of its preschool and special…
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2021
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    Slow COVID-19 vaccine rollout doesn’t mean a need for more central planning

    Veronique de Rugy writes at National Review Online about one flawed narrative linked to the COVID-19 vaccine. Who is surprised that the federal government fell far short of its promise to vaccinate 20 million people by the end of 2020? I am not, really. There are many factors,…
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2021
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Republican Paul Newby has taken over as chief justice of the N.C. Supreme Court and head of the state’s judicial branch. Rick Henderson analyzes Newby’s likely impact as chief justice during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Historian Wilfred McClay discusses his new American history…
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2021