Category: Columns

NC General Assembly makes second attempt to reopen gyms, bars

by John Trump Raleigh, NC – A bill reopening gyms and bars and expanding seating in restaurants has cleared the General Assembly. Again. The N.C. House on Wednesday, June 10, voted, 69-50, to send a rewritten House Bill 594 to…

Another shutdown order from Roy Cooper will fail

by John Hood Raleigh, NC – While announcing a cumbersome set of guidelines for schools to reopen in August, Gov. Roy Cooper pointedly made no promises about whether he will, in fact, allow North Carolina’s schools to open at all.…

Never again

By Kevin Roche This post was begun several weeks ago, but halted to see if perhaps I was wrong about the course of the epidemic.  It doesn’t appear that I have been. We will have to ask how we got…

More coronavirus meanderings

By Kevin Roche This article points out how little we know about the infectious agents that cause many of our minor illnesses. It come from the Center for Evidence-Based Medicine at Oxford University.  (UK Article)  A large number of illnesses…