coronavirus

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    Member of Davidson County school board pens letter on school reopening

    Below is a thoughtful letter on school reopening by Davidson County Board of Education member Neal N. Motsinger. As school districts across the State of North Carolina wait on directions from Governor Cooper on what and how schools will operate this fall I have to question whether Governor Cooper…
    Terry Stoops, July 6, 2020
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    An Uncertain School Year Could Push Parents Towards School Choice

    Gov. Roy Cooper was supposed to announce the state’s official back-to-school plan on Wednesday, July 1. However, that did not happen, and the lack of direction has led many students, parents, and administrators to search for answers. In his recent research brief on the subject, Dr. Terry Stoops writes: Gov.
    Brenee Goforth, 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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    Public school teachers are turning on Cooper

    Three weeks ago, Gov. Cooper told North Carolinians that he would announce their selection of one of three back-to-school options on July 1. For the most part, teachers were cool with that. The evening before the announcement, Cooper’s press office announced that Cooper would delay his much-anticipated decision. A few…
    Terry Stoops, July 1, 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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    Winston-Salem Journal Quotes JLF’s Mitch Kokai on Economic Damage of Staying Shut Down

    Gov. Roy Cooper shared some updates to his plan to reopen the economy on Wednesday. In a story for the Winston-Salem Journal, Richard Craver reports: Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday that the potential Phase Three reopening of the state’s economy will be delayed more than three weeks, to at least…
    Brenee Goforth, June 25, 2020
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    Supply and Demand Hit: How COVID-19 Harmed Health Care

    The health care industry has taken a huge hit since the onset of coronavirus across the United States. This week, JLF’s Jordan Roberts used data from this spring and spring 2019 to determine just how much of a hit COVID-19 has started to take on hospitals throughout the country. Roberts…
    Brenee Goforth, June 25, 2020
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    UNC economist Zelder sees ‘remarkably encouraging’ coronavirus news

    UNC-Chapel Hill economist Martin Zelder submits the following column: NORTH CAROLINA’S REMARKABLY ENCOURAGING CORONAVIRUS SITUATION Coronavirus numbers are everywhere you look, and the source of anxiety. Some numbers — like the total number of recorded cases since the start of the epidemic — must, by their very definition, grow…
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2020