Stories tagged: "coronavirus pandemic"


Despite having asthma, Micah McClain was among the estimated 11% of Mecklenburg County residents that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers vaccine hesitant. Since contracting the virus and developing blood clots in his lungs, he wishes he would have followed experts' advice. 'If getting vaccinated would have prevented me from going to the hospital and dealing with what I had to deal with, I would have gotten vaccinated.'
I Said They’d Have to Vaccinate Me at Gunpoint. Then I Contracted Delta.

An estimated 11% of Mecklenburg County adults are vaccine hesitant. Micah McClain was among them until contracting COVID. He has a message for others.

Voters stand in line waiting to cast ballots in  the 2020 election at a Charlotte early voting site. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Alvin Jacobs Jr.)
I Voted Early in North Carolina. It Was Easy, and Satisfying.

Cardinal & Pine’s managing editor voted in-person and found it safe as he cast his choice for a better future.

President Donald Trump removes his mask as he stands on the Blue Room Balcony upon returning to the White House after leaving Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Trump announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 2.
White House Cherry Picks When to Contact Trace, Putting Vets’ Families in Danger

The Trump administration discreetly warned a veterans group of potential COVID-19 exposure from a White House event five days before the president announced his positive diagnosis to the public. This is the first-known notice given to visitors of the White House where more than 34 staffers have reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus.

Window visits have become a common scene as relatives try to visit nursing home residents during the Pandemic. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Nursing Home Cases Up Nearly 80% as COVID-19 Surged This Summer

While the GOP pushed states to reopen this summer, the coronavirus found its way into nursing homes in the South and West—with dire consequences.

A technician prepares COVID-19 coronavirus patient samples for testing. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
These 7 States, Including NC, Are Banding Together to Buy 3.5 Million Rapid COVID-19 Tests

The bipartisan state compact comes after months of testing shortages and delayed results, which have hindered many states’ abilities to reign in worsening outbreaks.

Sen. Marco Rubio
Marco Rubio Replaces Richard Burr as Senate Intelligence Chairman

Amid tension following a misconduct scandal, the Florida Senator will take charge of the panel.