Tag: Wuhan coronavirus

Excess death chart

By Kevin Roche From the CDC and the Wall Street Journal story, this chart shows excess deaths in certain categories, where the blue bars rise above the trend line averaging prior years.  Note especially the impact isolation is having on…

School Case Chart

By Kevin Roche This is a chart that was put together based on cases reported for various types of schooling. Thanks to Twitter. You can see that in-person has the lowest rate, closely followed by remote, and hybrid is the…

Chatham County Council on Aging receives BAND-NC grant

Pittsboro, NC – The Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) at NC State University recently announced its second round of grant recipients for Building a New Digital Economy in NC (BAND-NC). Chatham County was selected as one of the additional ten…

Police state vs health S.O.S.

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By Kathy Zinn Pittsboro, NC – I am almost 75, and believe it or not, I was not alive during World War II. However, my parents were, and I was born right after the war ended. I know from them,…

North Carolina’s economic recovery is sputtering

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By John Hood Raleigh, NC – According to the latest jobs report, North Carolina’s headline unemployment rate fell to 6.5% in August, down from 8.5% in July. Good news worth celebrating, right? Don’t pop the cork on that champagne just…

Children and CV-19

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By Kevin Roche People are appropriately concerned about the potential impact of CV-19 on children.  Fortunately, they are largely untouched by the actual virus. Those who do become seriously ill almost universally have significant pre-existing disease, which is verified in…

The current epidemic recap

By Kevin Roche It has been a few weeks since my latest attempt to step back, take a look at everything we think we have learned and know about coronavirus and issue a status report, with a very abbreviated look…