Category: Health

COVID-19 vaccine update: Last chance at Pittsboro StarMed clinics, many local options still available in Chatham County

Pittsboro, NC – The Chatham County Public Health Department continues to encourage residents to take advantage of the many local options available for the COVID-19 vaccine.  As of Wednesday, June 23, 36,411 Chatham County residents had received at least one…

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…