COVID-19 (page 6)

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    Health experts and manipulation of society

    Nathanael Blake of the Federalist argues that health experts need to get out of the business of manipulating society. Noble lies often come to ignoble ends. Consider the current pandemic, in which too many public health officials and politicians decided that we can’t handle the truth. At first,…
    Mitch Kokai, December 22, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on a Greenville bar’s lawsuit challenging Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID-19 shutdown orders. Daniel Gibson’s Daily Journal highlights a holiday threat from homeowners associations.
    Mitch Kokai, December 22, 2020
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    The Twelve Days of Mask Mess: Day 8

    Regardless of whether the themes of 30 phone conversations in Winnebago County, Wisconsin, are forcibly applicable to the entire state of North Carolina, nothing in this study pertains to extreme emergency orders.
    Jon Sanders, December 21, 2020
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    Small business paying for COVD-19 pandemic

    John Romano offers Federalist readers a small business owner’s perspective on the COVID-19 pandemic. For almost 20 years now my wife, Laura, and I have run Link Paris, a small boutique French travel company. We’ve had our ups and downs, but we survived the great recession in 2008,…
    Mitch Kokai, December 21, 2020
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    The Twelve Days of Mask Mess: Day 7

    This study specifically cautions against some aspects of mask-wearing inherent in the extents of Cooper's orders.
    Jon Sanders, December 20, 2020
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    The Twelve Days of Mask Mess: Day 6

    Scientific controversy surrounds one study. A letter signed by 45 epidemiologists carried a formal request for retraction of the paper. They cited numerous methodological errors and "verifiably false" statements.
    Jon Sanders, December 19, 2020
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    The Twelve Days of Mask Mess: Day 5

    If anything, this study counsels against state mask mandates as unnecessary and indeed redundant. Rader et al. find "no significant change in mask uptake" from mask mandates. They recommend policymakers instead consider "innovative strategies for evaluating and increasing mask usage" voluntarily.
    Jon Sanders, December 18, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    COVID-19 has produced devastating health and economic consequences. A new misery index attempts to place those consequences in perspective. Joseph Coletti explains the index for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops dissects North Carolina’s latest teacher turnover report. You’ll hear highlights from the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 18, 2020