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OPINION: Were the extended lockdowns really worth it?

People ride the subway on the first day after reopening following the coronavirus lockdown, on June 8, 2020, in New York. (David Dee Delgado/Getty Images/TNS)

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

September 15, 2020

All of this evidence calls into question whether the lockdowns in the U.S. were really that effective. The jury is still out on this matter, and much remains unknown at this time. However, the argument for more lenient interventions has become much stronger over the past few months. Some of the lives saved by mass shutdowns will just end up being postponed deaths, and consequently America will continue to lose progress and inch back to square one.

UNCW’s campus dining implements new COVID-19 safety measures

Expanded and socially distanced outdoor seating located between the Fisher buildings.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

August 24, 2020

  UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) campus dining is one of many aspects that the university has had to adjust in accordance with health and safety concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  New policies include extensive cleaning and sanitation, mandatory handwashing every 20 min...

The struggles of social distancing and mental health

The struggles of social distancing and mental health

Fairley Lloyd, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

With the outbreak and rapid spread of COVID-19, people have been taking measures to reduce and slow down the spread of the virus, particularly for more vulnerable populations (the elderly and immunocompromised). Aside from basic hygiene (hand washing, covering your mouth when you sneeze, etc.) many peo...

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