COVID-19 (page 5)

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    Lockdowns and inequality

    Stephen Moore writes at Real Clear Politics about an inconvenient fact for left-of-center supporters of COVID-19 lockdowns. Democrats and their liberal economic advisers obsess about income inequality. Will someone please tell them that no act in modern times has widened the gap between the rich and the poor…
    Mitch Kokai, December 24, 2020
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    Trump’s Operation Warp Speed produces results, despite naysayers

    Michael Goodwin of the New York Post credits the president for the speedy production and delivery of COVID-19 vaccines. It’s a fact some Trump critics acknowledge only with caveats. It is now an established fact that the numerous naysayers who predicted President Trump could never deliver a vaccine…
    Mitch Kokai, December 24, 2020
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    Centers for Disease Control goes woke

    Aaron Sibarium reports for the Washington Free Beacon on disturbing developments at one of the federal government’s leading health agencies. In 2015, Dayna Bowen Matthew, the dean of George Washington University Law School, published a paper concerning racial disparities in health care. She traced those disparities back to…
    Mitch Kokai, December 24, 2020
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    The Twelve Days of Mask Mess: Day 10

    A finding of no protection cannot be the basis of an extreme emergency order. Furthermore, changing the culture is no business of an extreme emergency order.
    Jon Sanders, December 23, 2020
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    Covid Misery Index-November 2020

    Even as the  federal government fights over $900 billion in new spending related to COVID-19, North Carolina’s surprisingly strong financial position, a result of past prudence and continued standoffs on spending, has prompted calls for more state spending despite remaining uncertainty on future budgets. Last month we introduced the…
    Joseph Coletti, December 23, 2020
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    Teachers unions as frauds

    Editors at the Washington Examiner highlight a key lesson 2020 has taught us about teachers unions. The coronavirus pandemic has brought too many failures of leadership to count. But chief among them is remote learning and teachers unions’ continued lobbying against reopening schools. When the virus was still…
    Mitch Kokai, December 23, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on a new lawsuit from bar owners across North Carolina challenging the governor’s shutdown orders. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why Christmas gifts aren’t wasteful.
    Mitch Kokai, December 23, 2020
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    The Twelve Days of Mask Mess: Day 9

    Regardless of how desirable a policymaker may view a particular action, a mathematical model's "theoretical results" with so much admitted "uncertainty" surrounding them that they should be "interpreted with caution" can never be sufficient for extreme emergency orders.
    Jon Sanders, December 22, 2020