COVID-19 (page 9)

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    Biden’s mask stance proves problematic

    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online explores the political implications of President-elect Joe Biden’s current approach to mandating COVID-19 face masks. Biden constantly reassures us that when it comes to the coronavirus, he will only “follow the science.” It’s amazing how “the science” decided that the date masks…
    Mitch Kokai, December 8, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online that Gov. Roy Cooper is in the minority for refusing to hold in-person briefings with reporters. The Daily Journal explains how a 2018 state Supreme Court decision could lead to “perilous consequences” for the winner of this year’s chief justice election.
    Mitch Kokai, December 8, 2020
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    Democratic senators push national mask mandate

    Nicholas Ballasy reports at JustTheNews.com that some Democratic U.S. senators want the latest federal COVID-19 relief package to include a new nationwide restriction. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) want to see a “mask-wearing mandate” as part of the next coronavirus relief package that Congress…
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2020
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    A ‘plot’ against small businesses

    Ash Staub writes at Human Events about one disturbing effect of government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If one were to consider the upward transfer of wealth and market share to Big Business since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, one would think such economic changes were intended.
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online that the outcome of the N.C. Supreme Court chief justice’s race could depend on the state elections board’s independence from partisan bias. John Hood’s Daily Journal ponders whether North Carolinians will take the new COVID-19 vaccine.
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2020
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    The Right AOC on Point: COVID-19 vaccine takes away Cooper’s excuse for N.C. shutdown

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” explains why the arrival soon of a COVID-19 vaccine means Gov. Roy Cooper should end his harmful N.C. economic shutdown. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, December 4, 2020
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    Governors, mayors should drop the quarantine decrees

    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online explains why it’s time for state and local government leaders to end COVID-19 quarantine mandates. It’s especially true for those leaders who ignore their own orders. Considering the Supreme Court’s rejection of New York state’s restrictions on religious gatherings during the pandemic…
    Mitch Kokai, December 4, 2020
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    An Eloquent Anti-Lockdown Rant

    By Don Boudreaux at Cafe Hayek. You should read the whole thing, but here’s an excerpt: I call for resistance. Serious resistance. Strong resistance. Meaningful resistance. Tell the governors, the mayors, the health officials, the cops, all to go to hell and to remain there until they…
    Jon Guze, December 3, 2020