COVID-19 (page 4)

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    Teacher union leader pushes remote learning during Caribbean vacation

    Evie Fordham reports for Fox News about inconvenient facts for one high-profile advocate of remote student learning. A Chicago Teachers Union leader is under fire for pushing for Chicago public schools to remain remote because of coronavirus risks while vacationing in the Caribbean. Chicago Teachers Union area vice…
    Mitch Kokai, January 4, 2021
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Despite evidence suggesting that in-school instruction is safe in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers unions have urged school systems to keep brick-and-mortar school buildings closed. Teryr Stoops explores the unions’ approach during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze urges N.C. policymakers…
    Mitch Kokai, January 1, 2021
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    Slicing the pork from the stimulus plan

    James Antle of the Washington Examiner explores possible relief from the worst parts of the latest federal stimulus package. President Trump signed the $900 billion COVID-19 economic rescue package he called a “disgrace” in time to avert a government shutdown. Now, he wants to go back and excise…
    Mitch Kokai, December 30, 2020
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    Learning lessons about elites

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist highlights lessons that 2020 taught us about American elites. For as difficult as the past year has been, from politics to the pandemic, it has at least helped to illuminate and clarify certain things about the state of our country. Above all,…
    Mitch Kokai, December 29, 2020
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    COVID-19’s potential impact for Pelosi

    Mike Lillis and Scott Wong write for The Hill about the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on Capitol Hill leadership. As Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) seeks the support to keep the gavel for another term, her allies are keeping close watch on a potential wild card that could complicate her…
    Mitch Kokai, December 28, 2020
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    Another look at bad health impacts from COVID-19 lockdowns

    Elaina Patton of NBC News highlights one of the negative health impacts from prolonged shutdowns linked to coronavirus. When it comes to vices during the pandemic, simply put, it’s been difficult to say “no.” Drinking an extra glass of wine here, eating half a birthday cake in one…
    Mitch Kokai, December 28, 2020
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    The Twelve Days of Mask Mess: Day 12

    Shouldn't Cooper be sobered by this study's warnings about economic damage from lockdowns? Instead, the governor flat-out warned of returning to lockdowns in announcing the very order that cited this research.
    Jon Sanders, December 25, 2020
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    The Twelve Days of Mask Mess: Day 11

    Taking a study that starts by assuming a mask order in place cannot justify a mask order. Circular reasoning is no basis for an extreme emergency order. Also, a study that was retracted must never serve as the basis of an extreme emergency order.
    Jon Sanders, December 24, 2020