Tag: Dr. Mandy Cohen

Roy Cooper’s move to get local COVID help could help him expand lockdowns

By Julie Havlak Raleigh, NC – Governor Roy Cooper is setting the stage to have even stronger powers if he chooses to impose new COVID-19 rules, a legal scholar tells Carolina Journal. Cooper’s administration is asking local leaders to restrict…

Social distancing: 2020’s signature phrase

by Lindsay Marchello Raleigh, NC – If 2020 has a signature phrase so far, it’s “social distancing.” The term has become a staple of any discussion on COVID-19, the highly contagious respiratory disease plaguing the world. It refers to the…

Roy Cooper’s plan reopens too slowly

by John Hood Raleigh, NC – At an April 23 news conference, Gov. Roy Cooper gave a reasonable explanation of what led him to institute North Carolina’s statewide stay-at-home order nearly a month earlier. His secretary of health and human…