COVID-19 (page 8)

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    Vaccine, Mask Mandates as a ‘Purge’ of GOP Voters

    Joy Pullmann of the Federalist sees a partisan political angle in the latest bouts of mask and vaccine mandates. Myriad Republican lawmakers are standing idly by, letting their voters be threatened with not being able to support their families or access education due to their medical and political…
    Mitch Kokai, August 10, 2021
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    What’s a Tullock Spike, and what can it teach us about forced mask-wearing?

    Find out how the economic insight of offsetting behavior offers some explanation for why forced mask-wearing didn't work.
    Jon Sanders, August 9, 2021
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    DeSantis Punches Back Against Biden’s Attacks

    The DailyMail.com reports on the latest developments in a war of words between the U.S. president and Florida’s governor. Ron DeSantis on Friday mocked Joe Biden for saying ‘governor who?’ when asked about Florida’s no-mask policy and said he ‘wasn’t surprised’ the president ‘doesn’t remember me’. ‘Well I…
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2021
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    Finally, a public health official who’s willing to tell the truth!

    “’Nobody really knows what’s going on,’ says epidemiologist John Edmunds at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).” He is quoted in a recent article in Nature: “Surprise dip in UK COVID cases baffles researchers: Daily recorded infections have more than halved since mid-July.”…
    Jon Guze, August 6, 2021
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    Biden Places Blame on GOP Governors, Potential 2024 Rivals

    James Antle of the Washington Examiner highlights an interesting political tactic from President Biden. The White House is increasingly taking aim at Republican governors who have relaxed COVID-19 restrictions, casting what President Joe Biden once described as a “pandemic of the unvaccinated” as a pandemic of the red…
    Mitch Kokai, August 6, 2021
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    Biden Team’s Defense of Evictions Moratorium Called ‘Breathtakingly Dishonest’

    Philip Klein writes at National Review Online about a disturbing statement from the Biden administration’s chief spokeswoman. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is in a bit of a bind. After communicating that there was no legal justification for extending the evictions moratorium through the CDC, President Biden…
    Mitch Kokai, August 6, 2021
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    Panning Biden’s Eviction Overreach

    Editors at National Review Online criticize one of the federal government’s high-profile responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center for Disease Control’s eviction moratorium, which was first instituted last September under President Trump and was renewed under President Biden, expired on July 31. That sentence should start alarm…
    Mitch Kokai, August 5, 2021
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    CDC hints at scope of Covid-19 hospitalizations and deaths “not related to Covid-19”

    So roughly one-fourth of "breakthrough" Covid-19 hospitalizations (26%) and deaths (24%) were "asymptomatic or not related to Covid-19." How many of North Carolina's Covid-19 hospitalizations and deaths were "not related to Covid-19"? Is it more or less than one-fourth? We still don't know.
    Jon Sanders, August 4, 2021