North Carolina enacted a law early in the coronavirus pandemic that gave medical providers near-absolute immunity from civil liability. Now, the nation's largest for-profit health care system could use that law to quash a medical malpractice claim that has nothing to do with COVID. Some legislators say they want to revisit the law.
North Carolina Republicans came within one seat of gaining a supermajority in the North Carolina General Assembly. On Tuesday night, the state GOP did gain a supermajority in the North Carolina Senate.
Cooper made the announcement Tuesday morning from the Governor’s Mansion in Raleigh, flanked by two former UNC System presidents who will co-chair the Commission on the Future of Public Universities in North Carolina.
The pandemic has hurt our mental health. The CDC reports a significant rise in the number of people reporting symptoms of anxiety and depression nationwide, but COVID-19's effects on mental health are perhaps most profound in young people.