We Should Be Relieved, Not Panicked

  • Fewer North Carolinians have died from COVID during the entire month of July than on these single days in January: Jan. 1; Jan. 4; Jan. 11; Jan. 12; Jan. 15; Jan. 18; Jan. 19; Jan. 20; Jan. 27.
  • Today, six months after the COVID vaccine was released, 80% of people over 65 — those most at risk — are fully vaccinated. That’s a much better result than we saw with previous vaccines to address public health crises.
  • Getting a vaccine is the single most effective measure to counter COVID. A vaccine dramatically reduces risk of infection, serious illness, and death.
  • The reality is COVID is going to be here for years.
  • Healthy children, whether vaccinated or not, face more risk from the flu than from COVID.
  • Masks provide much, much less protection than vaccines.

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