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Thanks in large part to COVID lockdowns, this year has left vast wreckage in its wake, with ten million jobs lost, more than 100,000 businesses and dozens of national chains bankrupted or closed. Up to 40 million people could face eviction in the coming months for failing to pay rent, and Americans report that their mental health is at record low levels. But the casualty list for 2020 must also include many of the political myths that shape Americans’ lives. 

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced it had updated its vaccination plan to align with new federal recommendations issued last week.

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Tuesday, 29 December 2020 11:49

OPINION: The real scandal of the spending bill

Last week Congress passed a massive coronavirus relief and omnibus spending bill. President Trump threatened to veto the bill, saying he wants an increase in the amount for “stimulus” checks authorized by the bill from 600 dollars to 2,000 dollars.

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ROCKINGHAM — FirstHealth of the Carolinas began vaccinating frontline health care workers against COVID-19 on Wednesday at its hospital campuses in Richmond and Hoke counties, and workers at Montgomery Memorial Hospital will begin receiving shots in the coming days.  

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today added data on people vaccinated to the NC COVID-19 Dashboard. Data will be provided for the total number of people statewide and by county of residence who have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Data for people who have received the second dose of the vaccine will be added in January.

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PINEHURST — FirstHealth of the Carolinas entered a new phase in its fight against COVID-19 on Friday by delivering the first doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to dozens of frontline health care workers.  

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CHERAW, S.C. — McLeod Health vaccinated its first Cheraw physician and frontline staff for COVID-19 on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. Dr. Garrett Barton, primary care physician with McLeod Primary Care Cheraw and hospitalist for McLeod Health Cheraw, was among the first of the frontline staff members to receive the first doses of the vaccine.

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The COVID pandemic this year has profoundly transformed the relationship of government to American citizens. Constitutional leashes have been obliterated as state and local politicians and officials have issued endless decrees that were vastly more effective at destroying freedom than at curbing a virus. And the Biden administration may soon take further leaps towards making our political system into a Cage Keeper Democracy where citizens’ ballots merely designate who will place them under house arrest. 

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ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Health Department reported more than 60 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend.

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ROCKINGHAM — The first COVID-19 vaccine has now been given emergency use authorization by the  U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 

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