posted October 14, 2020 by Dr. Donald R. van der Vaart
PEVs would increase electricity use and actually exacerbate global warming to the extent GHGs are the cause. Cooper should instead focus on reducing the carbon intensity of our electricity grid first by pushing for nuclear power.
How many of North Carolina's "positive" cases would have been negative if the state's cycle threshold was more in line with research consensus, the CDC's recommendation, or the best advice from virologists?
The reality is, progressively fewer hospitals aren’t a part of a large hospital system, and fewer insurers are offering products across the U.S. Among other things, these developments have resulted in much higher hospital prices in comparison with any other country.
Could Cooper callously continue to play favorites with individual corporations at the exact same time he was putting hundreds upon hundreds of small businesses at risk of closings, bankruptcies, and ruin? Yes. Of course. At several levels worse than last year, even.
It seems compassionate to prevent people in a bad situation from making a choice that people in better situations would not make. But this prohibition would have net negative outcomes for people owing to unforeseen, unintended consequences.
Yesterday, NC legislators described their plan to use more than $1 billion from the Coronavirus Relief Fund. Today, they will provide legislation and vote on it. But some differences between the governor's plan and the legislature's plan are already apparent.
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