Lives are at stake. Are Gov. Cooper's lockdowns, business shutdowns and partial shutdowns, social-distancing policies, gathering bans, and myriad other restrictions on people, places, and events having devastating health effects on North Carolinians?
For many weeks I have been producing contextualized looks at North Carolina’s COVID-19 numbers. Recently, I’ve started calling it the “NC Threat-Free Index.” Here’s why. Round-the-clock virus coverage in…
From this we see the governor expects (a) multiple violations, (b) escalating fines, (c) slapped on people without warning, (d) immediate payment, and (e) this crackdown behavior to be going on well beyond a year from now.
If large-scale in-class instruction does not resume until January 2021, the average student will have fallen behind by the equivalent of seven months of learning. For low-income, black, and Hispanic students, the loss may be much greater.
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?