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RALEIGH — Only 2.2% of volunteers tested in North Carolina have coronavirus antibodies — a percentage both hopeful and troubling for the state’s ability to reopen its economy, based on recent data from the first phase of a Wake Forest and Atrium Health COVID-19 Study. The findings come as Republicans and entrepreneurs push to reopen businesses shuttered by government orders.

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PINEHURST — Due to the continued spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and the ongoing high flu activity across North Carolina, FirstHealth of the Carolinas is asking for the community’s cooperation to limit the spread of these viruses.

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RALEIGH — The fight against coronavirus will be a long haul, Gov. Roy Cooper and health officials said after declaring a state of emergency Tuesday, March 10.

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RALEIGH — A North Carolina person has tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The test, conducted by the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health, is presumptively positive and will be confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab. The person is doing well and is in isolation at home.

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Annie Karni, Maggie Haberman and Sheila Kaplan  of the New York Times describe U.S. president Donald Trump’s proposed ban on flavored e-cigarette products as “a swift and bold reaction to a growing public health crisis affecting teenagers” that Trump backed away from “under pressure from his political advisers and lobbyists to factor in the potential pushback from his supporters.”

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