coronavirus

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    More North Carolinians Want A Vaccine

    Vaccination is one of America’s strongest tools for dealing with COVID-19, but getting people vaccinated requires two things: (1) enough vaccines and (2) enough people willing to be vaccinated. North Carolina has difficulties on both fronts. As for supplying vaccines, North Carolina is only 24th in the nation for…
    Brenee Goforth, February 10, 2021
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    School reopenings: Gov. Cooper style

    Let’s say that even for the most objective and fair minded, it’s hard to ignore the timing. Three days after hundreds of parents rallied in front of the Governor’s mansion asking Governor Cooper to reopen the public schools and two hours before the Senate Education Committee approved a…
    Bob Luebke, February 3, 2021
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    Wake County Schools is the latest district to ignore the scientific consensus on COVID

    Keung Hui of the News & Observer has the latest: Wake County students will not return to in-person instruction for at least another month due to concerns about rising COVID-19 numbers in the community. The Wake County school board voted 7-2 on Thursday to continue with…
    Terry Stoops, January 15, 2021
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    Airbnb Suspends “Party-Homes” Across North Carolina

    Airbnb has taken steps in North Carolina to remove so-called “party houses” from their platform. According to Charlotte Business Journal reporter Ashley Fahey, Airbnb has banned 20 houses in Charlotte alone following complaints of large gatherings at the short-term rental properties. Inbox: Airbnb says it’s cracking…
    Brenee Goforth, December 17, 2020
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    Gov. Cooper’s Flimsy Science Behind His “Science and Data”

    Dem. Gov. Roy Cooper has imposed sweeping COVID-19 restrictions over the past year. The use of executive orders and the bypassing of Council of State approvals has left many wondering about the legality of the restrictions. However, even if the orders end up holding legal muster, Cooper’s most ubiquitous…
    Brenee Goforth, December 8, 2020
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    State health officials outline COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

    At today’s State Board of Education meeting, Deputy Secretary of the NC Department of Health and Human Services Susan Gale-Perry, Dr. Betsey Tilson, and Dr. Aditi Mallick will describe the prioritization of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution. A summary of their plan is below (click to enlarge):…
    Terry Stoops, December 3, 2020
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    Gov. Cooper’s Latest Executive Order Confuses North Carolinians

    On Monday, November 23 – three days before Thanksgiving – Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper issued an executive order tightening mask restriction across the state. Some North Carolinians are confused, as the contents of the executive order and the Governor’s statements about the order appear conflicting to many. Transportation For…
    Brenee Goforth, November 24, 2020
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    NC Governor Cooper Tightens Mask Mandate

    North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced today that he is extending his executive mask mandate. The mandate requires people to wear masks in any public indoor space even when maintaining 6 feet of distance, including: wearing masks in gyms when exercising, schools (both public and private), and public or…
    Brenee Goforth, November 23, 2020