COVID-19

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    Black Voters To Biden: No Thanks, Joe

    Joe Biden has big political problems. Why? Because Americans are watching his actions and policy choices, and more and more aren’t liking what they see. Poll after poll is showing Biden tanking. Whether it’s stunning disapproval numbers for the president in the key state of Iowa, the dizzying…
    Donna Martinez, September 22, 2021
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    Nearly half for other reasons? How misleading are Covid hospitalization numbers?

    New research finds that barely over half (52%) of Covid patients in the VA during the post-vaccination period were hospitalized for the management of Covid-19 disease. The rest (48%) were in the hospital for some other reason and incidentally found to be infected with SARS-CoV-2.
    Jon Sanders, September 20, 2021
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    No. We won’t comply with Biden’s vaccine mandate, and no one else should either.

    Statement From Amy Cooke, John Locke Foundation CEO  No. We won’t comply with Biden’s vaccine mandate, and no one else should either. “That one man – Joe Biden – wants to force free Americans to inject something into their bodies should be abhorrent to everyone.
    Donna Martinez, September 10, 2021
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    Locke’d & Loaded w/Amy Cooke: COVID Death Toll and Murky Data

    In this week’s edition of Locke’d & Loaded, CEO Amy Cooke addresses a key question about how many Americans have actually died of Covid. Oftentimes what is listed as a “Covid death” includes not only people who died FROM Covid, but people who died of…
    Donna Martinez, August 30, 2021
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    Cary Restaurant Folds, Can’t Compete With Unemployment Checks

    You’d think government bureaucrats would understand that restaurants can’t operate without staff. You’d think government bureaucrats would understand that when you subsidize something, you get more of it. You’d think government bureaucrats would understand that it’s unfair to force restaurants to compete with government benefits. You’d think. But too many…
    Donna Martinez, August 24, 2021
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    Adapt or Die. Great Story About How a Business Is Surviving COVID.

    Adapt or die. That’s what happened to a tour bus company that catered to rock and country music stars before the pandemic. Once COVID-19 hit, business dried up. That meant they had to change. And fast. So that’s what these entrepreneurs did. It’s a great story by Jane Wells of…
    Donna Martinez, August 18, 2021
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    To Mask or Not To Mask

    The News & Observer reports that at least 50 public school districts in North Carolina have decided to let parents decide whether or not their child will wear a mask in the classroom. That’s nearly half of the 115 districts. It’s an issue that should spark discussion. To that…
    Donna Martinez, August 6, 2021
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    CDC hints at scope of Covid-19 hospitalizations and deaths “not related to Covid-19”

    So roughly one-fourth of "breakthrough" Covid-19 hospitalizations (26%) and deaths (24%) were "asymptomatic or not related to Covid-19." How many of North Carolina's Covid-19 hospitalizations and deaths were "not related to Covid-19"? Is it more or less than one-fourth? We still don't know.
    Jon Sanders, August 4, 2021