Health care (page 7)

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    Latest CON Court Ruling Exposes Underbelly of Outdated N.C. Health Regulation

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has affirmed the state’s decision to award InSight Health Corp. a certificate of need for a mobile PET/CT scanner. It’s an unremarkable final decision. But Judge John Tyson’s 17-page opinion highlights key problems created by the counterproductive CON process.
    Mitch Kokai, July 6, 2021
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    “Lockdowns … probably delayed the evolution of the virus into a milder form.”

    That’s a key line from a Twitter thread by “rational optimist” Matt Ridley. Here’s the whole thread: Earlier in the year the same was said about the alpha (Kent) variant, that it was more “virulent”. That was untrue. Virulent means “harmful”, not “infectious”. —…
    Jon Guze, June 29, 2021
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    State of Emergency? NC Has Not Had Excess Deaths from Covid-19 Since Mid-March

    We demonstrated last summer that — even without DHHS reporting to the CDC — it is possible to see whether North Carolina has been witnessing Covid-caused excess deaths. Since mid-March, North Carolina has not.
    Jon Sanders, June 28, 2021
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    How Much Are Cooper’s Orders to Blame for Non-Covid Excess Deaths in North Carolina?

    From the week ending April 25, 2020, into January 2021 (the last month for which we have data), North Carolina was experiencing excess deaths without counting Covid deaths — i.e., a second excess death event on top of Covid excess deaths.
    Jon Sanders, June 28, 2021
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    How Delinquent Is DHHS in Death Reports to the CDC?

    The irresponsibility of the Cooper administration continues to worsen. Checking the CDC Excess Deaths site today, I find that while the United States is updated into the month of June (June 5), DHHS's laxity has us reporting only through January 30. That's over four months behind.
    Jon Sanders, June 22, 2021
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    DHHS still reports deaths from 2020 as “new” Covid deaths

    DHHS reported more "new" Covid-19 deaths the past week that occurred between August 2020 and February 2021 (35 or 47%) than it did in May–June 2021 (33 or 44%). Nearly one out of five (19%) "new" deaths reported by DHHS in the past week (which, again, is in mid-June 2021) took place in 2020.
    Jon Sanders, June 22, 2021
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    Fauci Tries to Rewrite His History

    Isaac Schorr of National Review Online highlights the latest pronouncements from America’s most famous COVID-19 scold. Dr. Anthony Fauci joined CBS This Morning on Wednesday for a segment in which he defended and misrepresented his record of public statements on the coronavirus’s origins. “If you go back then,…
    Mitch Kokai, June 18, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on disturbing recent comments from the judge in North Carolina’s Leandro school-funding lawsuit. A new CJ Opinion explains why a legal setback doesn’t mean the end of the road for a doctor challenging North Carolina’s certificate-of-need law. Terry Stoops’ CJ…
    Mitch Kokai, June 15, 2021