"It’s been really hard for people to lose loved ones. We need the little somethings that bring us together and art does that.”
North Carolina saw immunizations for children plunge in 2020. It got better in 2021, but many NC babies and toddlers went without potentially life-saving vaccines.
An estimated 11% of Mecklenburg County adults are vaccine hesitant. Micah McClain was among them until contracting COVID. He has a message for others.
The courts excoriated the state 24 years ago because rural schools aren’t funded like urban schools. The legislature is out of time to make it right.
By abandoning quarantine and contact tracing, Union County school leaders have put their children and staff in an impossible situation.
The low vaccination numbers and lack of health care access make for a deadly combo in rural places.
A hospital leader in Robeson County tells C&P why she’s exhausted, mad, and scared for her community right now.