Health care

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Some question why police officers can get jobs in North Carolina with less training than barbers. Jon Sanders addresses in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio an even more interesting question: Why do barbers require so much training to get jobs? Jenna Robinson of the…
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2020
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    Virologist ponders the ‘mask wars’

    Chris von Csefalvay writes for City Journal about the political debate surrounding face masks. As states begin to reopen and America tries to recreate normalcy, masks have replaced social distancing as the new moral statement. Just as adherence to lockdowns was framed by many as a sign of…
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2020
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    N.C. Data Shows No Spike in COVID-19

    Despite what you may be hearing from the media – and even from our Governor – North Carolina shows no signs of a spike in COVID-19 cases. In his research analysis this week, Dr. Donald van der Vaart, former secretary of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, explained the numbers…
    Brenee Goforth, July 1, 2020
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    ‘Flattening the curve’ as bait and switch

    Karl Dierenbach writes for the Federalist about abuse of the concept of “flattening the curve.” At one point, the theory of “flattening the curve” was ubiquitous. The basic concept was that lockdowns could slow the spread of coronavirus, and this was of great importance since, as we were…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2020
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    Fighting the narrative of a failed reopening

    Editors at National Review Online reach different conclusions from most of their media brethren about the impact of reopening the economy in states across the country. Now, states like Florida, Texas, and Arizona have seen worrying increases in their positivity rates — the percentage of tests that are…
    Mitch Kokai, June 29, 2020
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    COVID-19 death count merits another look

    Heather Mac Donald asks in a Spectator USA column: Where are the deaths? What virtually every fear-mongering story on America’s allegedly precarious situation leaves out, however, is the steadily dropping daily death numbers — from a high of 2,693 on April 21 to 808 on June 24. That…
    Mitch Kokai, June 29, 2020
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    Nearly Every Health Care Specialty Has Taken A Hit During COVID-19

    Jordan Roberts wrote a two-part series this week on the impact COVID-19 has had on the supply and demand of health care. In part one, Roberts discussed how this affected hospitals. But it has not just affected hospitals, COVID-19 has severely affected non-hospital providers even more. In part two,…
    Brenee Goforth, June 26, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Legal action has shined a spotlight on a controversy involving a multimillion-dollar N.C. Medicaid contract. Donald van der Vaart analyzes the controversy on the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti explains why he believes Gov. Roy Cooper’s approach to post-COVID-19 budget issues has been…
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2020