COVID-19 (page 6)

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    Elites Whine About COVID’s Impact on Their Lives

    Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon reports on COVID-19’s impact for the upper crust. Regular Americans love to complain about how the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected their lives. The plebs throw temper tantrums when members of the political élite flaunt their privilege by throwing massive parties…
    Mitch Kokai, August 24, 2021
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    Government Continually Shifts COVID Goals

    Grace Curley writes for the American Spectator about the federal government’s changing COVID-19 goalposts. Biden rails against the governors of Texas and Florida, while somehow neglecting Louisiana, a nearby southern state with a similarly high number of ‘cases’ (which are not to be confused with deaths or even…
    Mitch Kokai, August 23, 2021
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    Science Remains Uncertain on Masking Schoolkids

    David Zweig writes for New York Magazine about lingering questions surrounding policies requiring masks for students in school. At the end of May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a notable, yet mostly ignored, large-scale study of COVID transmission in American schools. A few major news…
    Mitch Kokai, August 23, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Jeff Moore reports for Carolina Journal Online on continued disruption linked to COVID-19. John Hood’s CJ Opinion argues that President Biden’s tumble unnerves Democrats. Joshua Peters’ CJ Opinion examines how lawmakers in Texas and North Carolina are spprosching Critical Race Theory. And be sure to check out…
    Mitch Kokai, August 23, 2021
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    We Don’t Hear Much About Sweden These Days

    Given that they are curently experiencing zero Covid deaths, maybe we should! H/T Brumby.  …
    Jon Guze, August 19, 2021
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    Comprehensive Review of RCTs Shows — Again — Masks Don’t Work

    Prior to Spring 2020, established research had demonstrated using randomized control trials (RCTs, the research gold standard) that face masks don't prevent infection from respiratory viruses. Since then, however, politicized science has insisted that, no, actually, masks work this time.
    Jon Sanders, August 18, 2021
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    Adapt or Die. Great Story About How a Business Is Surviving COVID.

    Adapt or die. That’s what happened to a tour bus company that catered to rock and country music stars before the pandemic. Once COVID-19 hit, business dried up. That meant they had to change. And fast. So that’s what these entrepreneurs did. It’s a great story by Jane Wells of…
    Donna Martinez, August 18, 2021
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    Pandemic Sours Americans on Government ‘Help’

    Editors at Issues and Insights explore one long-term impact of government’s questionable response to COVID-19. It’s fair to say Americans, especially the pre-revolution colonists, have always had a healthy skepticism of government. What’s frightening is some days we seem dangerously close to losing the unique quality that separates…
    Mitch Kokai, August 18, 2021