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    DHHS’s Own Data Don’t Support Its Mask Mandate

    On June 24, Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper issued a statewide mask mandate. North Carolinians have been bound to this mandate for over 100 days but never truly got a clear answer on the state’s evidence for such an order. Recently, Dr. S. Stanley Young, an EPA Scientific Advisory Board…
    Brenee Goforth, October 16, 2020
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    The Questionable “Science and Data” Guiding the Cooper Administration

    The week before Gov. Roy Cooper announced his statewide mask mandate, DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen went in front of the NC House Health Committee to make the case for masking the public. This week, JLF’s Jon Sanders took the liberty of examining the evidence Cohen provided to support a mask…
    Brenee Goforth, August 6, 2020
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    DHHS Won’t Share COVID-19 Data, But Here Is What We Do Have

    North Carolina has been under a government-mandated shutdown for weeks – a shutdown that the government has justified with data that were riddled with errors and mispredictions. In his research brief this week, JLF’s Dr. Don van der Vaart explains the issues with the data, the lack of government transparency,…
    Brenee Goforth, May 29, 2020
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    Physical health is not the only part of an individual’s overall health. Nor is community health a measure of the overall physical healthiness of a community. Social science research has revealed that a person’s overall health is a combination of many different factors. Often referred to as “social determinants of…
    Jordan Roberts, October 26, 2018