COVID-19 (page 8)

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    DHHS makes North Carolina dead last in reporting deaths data to the CDC

    It's reasonable to infer that North Carolina hasn't witnessed excess deaths in the weeks following May 16. The state already was below the excess deaths threshold then, and COVID deaths were already declining — a decline that accelerated in subsequent weeks.
    Jon Sanders, July 14, 2020
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    Hospitals’ poor pandemic preparations cost us all

    Vik Khanna argues in a Federalist column that we are all suffering now from hospitals‘ lack of preparation for a pandemic. When the eventual COVID-19 post-mortem is conducted, the big culprit in the economic mayhem unleashed upon Americans is going to be the health-care industry, specifically hospitals. When…
    Mitch Kokai, July 14, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that private schools don’t have to wait for Gov. Roy Cooper’s school reopening order. The Daily Journal explains how government’s checks and balances can lead to better policy results.
    Mitch Kokai, July 14, 2020
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    NCAE’s Workers Bill of Rights gives cover to Cooper

    In their Workers Bill of Rights petition, the NC Association of Educators does not mention Gov. Cooper.
    Terry Stoops, July 13, 2020
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    More Thoughts on the Futility of Lockdowns

    In “Statewide lockdowns unnecessarily divide, divert us from task at hand,” I called attention to statistical evidence indicating that: (1) most people who were willing and able to practice social distancing had already started doing it before any lockdowns were put in place and (2) most people who were unwilling…
    Jon Guze, July 13, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on the impact for rural health care of Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID-19 shutdown orders. John Hood’s Daily Journal uses an example from N.C history to highlight the need for prudent leadership.
    Mitch Kokai, July 13, 2020
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    Taking No Chances

    The National Law Journal has a report about a Miami criminal defense lawyer who is taking no chances with COVID-19: When Miami criminal defense attorney Samuel J. Rabin Jr. got out of his car and began walking down the street in a full hazmat suit, gloves, respirator…
    Jon Guze, July 11, 2020
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    COVID in NC: Some recent trends

    Here are some recent COVID-19 trends from the available data for North Carolina.
    Jon Sanders, July 10, 2020