Category: Health

North Carolina should let hospitals compete

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – By restricting competition among hospitals and other medical providers, North Carolina keeps the cost of health care down while maintaining or even enhancing the quality of services provided. If that claim makes sense to…

CCPHD introduces new COVID-19 information tool

Pittsboro, NC – If Chatham County residents have recently been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms, there are many testing sites across the county where they can be tested. A full Chatham-specific list can be found here. “More than…

I want to rant, but will try to be rational

By Kevin Roche Updated with one important point–the same person could easily repeatedly be a “case” under our current testing approach. I should retitle my research summary series “coldmonomania” lives forever.  I try not to get wound up.  A couple…

What’s Going On, What’s Going On

woman in green and white stripe shirt covering her face with white mask

By Kevin Roche Love to see what the incandescent Marvin Gaye would make of these times.  We are hitting a new fever pitch of tension and craziness.  Schools are doing virtual or remote “learning”; parents are at their wit’s end on…

The Lost Year: What the pandemic cost teenagers

By Alec MacGillis ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Everything looks the same on either side of the Texas-New Mexico border in the…