COVID-19 (page 5)

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    2021 Education Next Poll: Support for Mask Requirements Vary by Race and Political Affiliation

    My third and final blog post about the 2021 Education Next poll. Majorities of Black, Hispanic, and Democratic respondents strongly support mask requirements.  Parents (47%) and teachers (45%) seem to be on the same page as the general public (44%).  …
    Terry Stoops, August 31, 2021
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    NFL’s COVID Policy Could Wreck the Season

    David Hogberg of the Washington Examiner probes problems with the National Football League’s approach to COVID-19. The National Football League is facing a season plagued with multiple games being canceled due to policy changes in its COVID-19 protocols and policies for testing players. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced…
    Mitch Kokai, August 31, 2021
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    Locke’d & Loaded w/Amy Cooke: COVID Death Toll and Murky Data

    In this week’s edition of Locke’d & Loaded, CEO Amy Cooke addresses a key question about how many Americans have actually died of Covid. Oftentimes what is listed as a “Covid death” includes not only people who died FROM Covid, but people who died of…
    Donna Martinez, August 30, 2021
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    One Doctor’s COVID Concerns Explained

    Dr. Steve Karp writes at the American Thinker about issues raised by dubious COVID-19 policies. Until recently, the practice of medicine was based more on science, less on science fiction. Even when science fiction acted as foreshadowing, hard evidence was required to turn fiction into non-fiction. We are…
    Mitch Kokai, August 30, 2021
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    Science: Natural immunity is “much greater immunity”

    Even for an administration known to color well outside the lines of science and data, Cohen's comment was ignorant of an impressive and growing body of research into the immunity effects of fighting off a Covid-19 infection — and how the natural immunity is stronger and more robust than vaccine-induced immunity. Science, the magazine of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, acknowledges more science and data on the subject.
    Jon Sanders, August 27, 2021
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    Masking Young Children Criticized

    Michael Brendan Dougherty writes for National Review Online about a troubling response to COVID-19. When I found out that our local school district would begin the school year with staff and students in masks — again — I asked what measurement they were using to determine when this…
    Mitch Kokai, August 27, 2021
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    The NC Threat-Free Index and Immunity Update for the Week Ending August 23

    This past week 99.4% of people in NC posed no threat of passing along COVID-19 to anyone, and well over three-fourths (78.6%) of adult North Carolinians are estimated to be immune.
    Jon Sanders, August 24, 2021
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    Cary Restaurant Folds, Can’t Compete With Unemployment Checks

    You’d think government bureaucrats would understand that restaurants can’t operate without staff. You’d think government bureaucrats would understand that when you subsidize something, you get more of it. You’d think government bureaucrats would understand that it’s unfair to force restaurants to compete with government benefits. You’d think. But too many…
    Donna Martinez, August 24, 2021