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.
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.
A North Carolina appeals court has determined that a lawsuit filed by University of North Carolina students seeking reimbursement of student fees they paid before in-person fall 2020 classes were canceled due to COVID-19 can continue.
Cooper signed an executive order Monday terminating the emergency at the end of the day. He already announced last month it would end now because the state budget law contained health care provisions that would allow his administration to keep responding robustly to the virus.