Stories tagged: "coronavirus"


NC Gov. Roy Cooper during a December COVID briefing. States like NC have struggled to contain COVID-19 despite relatively stringent restrictions, but that might be a better reflection of population. (Image via Cooper's office)
NC Has a High COVID Death Rate Despite More Restrictions. Could Population Be the Reason?

There’s a lurking variable in states like NC that have a high COVID death rate despite more stringent restrictions.

National Guard soldiers assist by directing those arriving for vaccination appointments at Bojangles Arena in Charlotte, NC, the primary site of vaccine distribution for Mecklenburg County. (Image for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin)
Biden Administration Sending More Doses of Vaccine to NC

NC will see an uptick in its weekly allotments of the COVID vaccine, as the disease continues to spread at high levels in the state.

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2015 file photo, House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, calls the session to order at the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C. Some educators are asking lawmakers for a waiver on standardized testing this year after another year upended by coronavirus. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Why North Carolina Lawmakers Are Hypocrites on Public School Testing

A NC public education advocate on why schools shouldn’t face another round of punitive standardized testing this spring.

Chris Rutledge, a nurse for Samaritan’s Purse, eats lunch, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, during the only short break of her 12-hour shift inside the COVID-19 field hospital built by the Christian relief organization, in Lenoir, N.C. Caldwell Memorial Hospital asked for help from Samaritan’s Purse as cases in the North Carolina foothills skyrocketed and bed space dwindled. (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)
Medical Providers Fume After State Officials Divert Thousands of Vaccine Shots

NC has had a slow start with the COVID vaccine. And a recent move to divert shots to more large-scale events might short rural areas.

Some parents and educators are fired up over a plan to return NC students to schools for in-person testing. (Image via Shutterstock)
Sending Teachers Back to Classrooms for Tests Is Absolute Madness

A NC teacher on the misguided mandate for in-person standardized testing in school amid the COVID pandemic.

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New COVID Rules Mean Traveling Back to the US Won’t Be So Easy

The CDC restrictions will go into effect on Jan. 26 and will likely affect vacations in Mexico, which is where Americans have been traveling the most.

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400,000 Deaths and Rising: A Timeline of America’s Fight Against Coronavirus

Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the first coronavirus patient being documented in the United States.