The number of coronavirus cases are still on the rise in North Carolina. In parallel, the economy is in free fall. The state unemployment rate has more than tripled since February, and 1 million peopl… Read More
In March, a report from Imperial College London concluded that 2.2 million Americans could die as a result of the coronavirus—a finding broadly advertised in the mainstream media. At the time, the pro… Read More
Poor economic prospects create bad public health outcomes of their own. Depression, substance abuse, domestic violence, and alcoholism all rise with unemployment. Hard alcohol sales have risen by 75 p… Read More
Countless small businesses are boarded up and bankrupt. Many have been forced to move from quarantines to curfews. According to one survey, one-third of them won’t be able to reopen. These Ameri… Read More
Seriously ill people avoided hospitals and doctors’ offices. Patients need to return. It’s safe now.
More than 100,000 Americans have died from Covid-19. Beyond those deaths are other casualties of the pandemic — Americans seriously ill with other ailments who avoided care because they feared contrac… Read More
Now that the coronavirus curve has flattened, state and county officials can safely reopen in time for summer before any more economic damage is done. Doing so will allow employers and employees to ea… Read More