COVID-19 (page 7)

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    The Twelve Days of Mask Mess: Day 4

    This study specifically cautions against some aspects of mask-wearing inherent in the extents of Cooper’s order.
    Jon Sanders, December 17, 2020
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    North Carolina Must Rein In Governor’s Emergency Powers

    Gov. Roy Cooper has taken long-term control of the movements and actions of more than 10 million North Carolinians through the state’s Emergency Management Act. His long-term use of the act during COVID-19 has spurred big concerns over the restrictions on liberty, Cooper’s interpretation of the act, and the…
    Donna Martinez, December 17, 2020
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    Airbnb Suspends “Party-Homes” Across North Carolina

    Airbnb has taken steps in North Carolina to remove so-called “party houses” from their platform. According to Charlotte Business Journal reporter Ashley Fahey, Airbnb has banned 20 houses in Charlotte alone following complaints of large gatherings at the short-term rental properties. Inbox: Airbnb says it’s cracking…
    Brenee Goforth, December 17, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online on the potential impact of Paul Newby’s win in the N.C. Supreme Court chief justice’s election. John Trump’s Daily Journal explains how Gov. Roy Cooper’s statewide curfew fits into a larger war against bars and alcohol.
    Mitch Kokai, December 17, 2020
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    The Twelve Days of Mask Mess: Day 3

    This study put forward by the Cooper administration warns that shutting down the economy bodes "catastrophic consequences … which ultimately will lead to more suffering, poverty, and death than the virus itself, especially for the working poor."
    Jon Sanders, December 16, 2020
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    The Twelve Days of Mask Mess: Day 2

    This study outright states that "The evidence is not sufficiently strong to support widespread use of facemasks as a protective measure against COVID-19."
    Jon Sanders, December 15, 2020
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    The Twelve Days of Mask Mess: The first day

    This series on the Locker Room will feature a different sampling from Cooper's research each day until all have been discussed. It'll examine and discuss each study, asking whether it supports Cooper’s extreme exercise of power, because that is the relevant standard.
    Jon Sanders, December 14, 2020
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    Matt Ridley Nails It, As Usual

    In a recent tweet, the English science journalist and member of the House of Lords says, “We’ve seen too many ill-thought-out, top-down command and control measures to minimise all risks, ignoring human needs and nature … backed up by accusations of callousness against any who disagree.”…
    Jon Guze, December 14, 2020