Republicans in N.C. House, Dems in Congress weigh in on vaccine mandates

The push and pull regarding vaccination mandates continues, both on Capitol Hill and on Jones Street, from Republicans and from Democrats. In Washinton, D.C., two of North Carolina’s representatives in Congress have signed a letter requesting that COVID-19 vaccines be mandated for members and staff working on Capitol Hill. Reps. David Price, D-4th District, and...

CJ Staff

Mask and vaccine rules are coming, but which will apply to your family?

President Biden is expected to announce Thursday, July 29, that all federal employees must be vaccinated or submit to rigorous COVID testing. That would include members of the military. The White House Office and Management already announced an employee mask mandate in all federal buildings. The announcement would come the same day that Gov. Roy...

Donna King

Residents unhappy with vaccine rollout in N.C., poll says; Cooper talks about equitable distribution

Most North Carolinians don’t approve of the state’s vaccine rollout.  More North Carolinians favor getting the COVID-19 vaccine, but that doesn’t mean they can, according to an Elon University Poll of nearly 1,500 residents conducted Jan. 29-31. Elon released the poll just hours before Gov. Roy Cooper held a news conference announcing a new executive...

Julie Havlak

Flu vaccine shortage is no fluke

The 2004 flu vaccine shortage offers a number of lessons about how regulation can really damage a market, and about the tendency of markets to attempt to compensate in an effort to serve consumer interests. The government's meddling in the vaccine market almost guaranteed that a vaccine crisis would occur eventually.

Dr. Karen Y. Palasek

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