COVID-19 (page 8)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online that independent pharmacies welcome a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. John Hood’s Daily Journal ponders the most appropriate use of North Carolina’s unreserved budget savings.
    Mitch Kokai, December 14, 2020
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    Revenue picture continues to improve, but future remains cloudy

    North Carolina’s tax and fee collections continued to improve from a year ago, according to the latest General Fund Monthly Report from the Office of the State Controller. Individual income tax revenue for November was up to $870.8 million, $50 billion ahead of November 2019 collections. Sales taxes…
    Joseph Coletti, December 11, 2020
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    American health care data falling into Chinese hands

    Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon details disturbing developments involving Americans’ personal health information. China is amassing large quantities of private American health care data, including sensitive genetic information, as the coronavirus pandemic forces an unprecedented and often unregulated amount of cooperation between the U.S. government and…
    Mitch Kokai, December 10, 2020
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    10,000 U.S. Restaurants Have Closed Since September

    The only way to describe this is ‘catastrophe.’ Around 10,000 restaurants have closed — just since September. Some will never open again. Others don’t know what’s ahead, as CBS reports. Restaurants are struggling with high levels of uncertainty, ranging from a decline in customer demand to local COVID-19 restrictions,…
    Donna Martinez, December 9, 2020
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    Fighting COVID-19 with a ‘sensible and compassionate’ strategy

    Stanford medical professor Jay Bhattacharya, a lead signer of the Great Barrington Declaration, offers Imprimis readers a strategy for fighting COVID-19 that differs from ideas popular within the political class. The widespread lockdowns that have been adopted in response to COVID are unprecedented—lockdowns have never before been…
    Mitch Kokai, December 9, 2020
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    Probing the pandemic’s ‘economic cruelty’

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online explores the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic impact. Just when it seemed some of the most disheartening trends in the U.S. economy were finally beginning to reverse, COVID-19 arrived to entrench them. The pandemic has been a neutron bomb targeted at the prospects of…
    Mitch Kokai, December 9, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Roy Cooper’s mandated statewide 10 p.m. curfew. John Hood’s Daily Journal scrutinizes spending on the recent Tillis-Cunningham U.S. Senate contest.
    Mitch Kokai, December 9, 2020
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    NC Threat-Free Index for the week of Dec. 7

    As Gov. Roy Cooper's mask order is apparently working so well he decided to do "something else" about the virus by socking the state into a curfew until sometime in 2021, here is this week's NC Threat-Free Index.
    Jon Sanders, December 8, 2020