Month: May 2021

More evidence of masks working, or not

covid mask hanging on rearview mirror

By Kevin Roche Thanks to Youyang Gu on Twitter.  As I have said, better to use mask wearing behavior than mask mandates, although there likely is a correlation between the two.  Pretty clear the COVID-19 virus doesn’t care about masks…

Chatham County monitors fuel supply and conserves usage

Pittsboro, NC – Chatham County government is carefully monitoring its fuel supply and conserving usage among non-essential vehicles amid the Colonial Pipeline system disruption. Chatham County Emergency Management, the Chatham County Manager’s Office, Chatham County Schools, and the Chatham County…

Age-adjusted COVID-19 deaths, updated

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By Kevin Roche This chart, courtesy Phil Kerpen on Twitter, is useful for a number of purposes. It age-adjusts deaths in the states. One very interesting thing is notice the states clustered in the far north on each coast. Some…

Long gas lines snake through NC towns

By Donna King Raleigh, NC – If you’re seeing long lines at gas stations, you’re not alone. The Colonial Pipeline shut down this weekend, saying it was hit with a ransomware attack Friday, May 7. The pipeline supplies nearly half…

2021 ACC Softball Championship field set

Greensboro, NC – Clemson secured the No. 1 seed for the 2021 Atlantic Coast Conference Softball Championship, which begins Wednesday, May 12 at Don Dobina Field at Ulmer Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky, and will be hosted by Louisville. The Tigers…