Information from the John Locke Foundation and Carolina Journal on Covid-19


Articles from both publications regarding Covid-19 are linked below.

John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke submits the following:

From health care workers to wait staff, from ride-share drivers to truck drivers, North Carolinians, like the rest of the country, are in for a rough few weeks, possibly even a rough few months or more.  Read the article here.


The Finances of Coronavirus

The Coronavirus is a serious public health issue, but it is also a serious financial affair. As more states declare a “state of emergency” and the governments flood their treasuries with emergency mitigation funds, this has quickly become a multibillion-dollar affair. JLF’s Joe Coletti broke down some of the numbers in his most recent research brief. Coletti writes:  read the entire article here.


Estimating the Impact of Covid-19 On State Spending

Families, employers, universities, health care providers, insurance companies, health care companies across North Carolina and the rest of the country, and governments at all levels are responding to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) with preparation and precautions. Here in North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency to help with the response. …  See the rest of the article here.


NC Temporarily Lifts Restrictions on Hospital Beds

The threat of a coronavirus outbreak has pushed North Carolina into waiving state caps on hospital beds.  Read more.


Another Cruel Coronovirus Slap for Greensboro

I realize cities all around our great country are suffering economic hardship due to coronavirus cancellations, but it seems like my adopted hometown of Greensboro has been hit especially hard. Maybe I’m just being self-centered.  Greensboro


The John Locke Foundation was created in 1990 as an independent, nonprofit think tank that would work “for truth, for freedom, for the future of North Carolina.” The Foundation is named for John Locke (1632-1704), an English philosopher whose writings inspired Thomas Jefferson and the other Founders. It is a 501(c)(3) research institute and is funded by thousands of individuals, foundations and corporations. The Foundation does not accept government funds or contributions to influence its work or the outcomes of its research.  Find the homepage here.

The John Locke Foundation is linked to the Carolina Journal.

Carolina Journal is a pioneer in nonprofit journalism, having published thousands of articles on politics, education, health care, regulations, crime, taxes, and other issues since its founding in 1991. CJ, with a statewide print circulation of more than 40,000, covers state government and the General Assembly, including not only news and investigative stories but also commentary and analysis. Find the homepage here.

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