Category: Living

Chatham County Public Health Department continues to expand COVID-19 vaccine resources

Pittsboro, NC – As of Thursday, June 10, 35,992 Chatham County residents had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, marking 48% of the county’s population; 33,438 are fully vaccinated, making up 45% of the county’s population. Even…

Can you trust scientists?

By Kevin Roche The sudden reversal of opinion on whether or not CV-19 might have been created in and escaped from a Chinese lab should be a stark warning to us that at least in the US, you can’t trust…

Lawmakers to Roy Cooper: Show us the science

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By Donna King Raleigh, NC – It has been 450 days since Gov. Roy Cooper put North Carolina under a state-of-emergency order due to the COVID pandemic.  State lawmakers are demanding concrete information on when it will end. On Tuesday,…

Is North Carolina already at herd immunity?

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By Jon Sanders Raleigh, NC – Today North Carolina should hit a new threshold in the Covid-19 era: over a million confirmed cases since the pandemic began. But North Carolina may already be at a more important threshold: herd immunity.…

More evidence of masks working, or not

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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…

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…