COVID

Zachery Eanes
Jun 16, 2022 - COVID

Ivermectin doesn't meaningfully aid COVID-19 recovery, study finds

Ivermectin tablets. Photo: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Ivermectin, a drug used to treat parasitic infections, has no meaningful benefit for treating COVID-19 symptoms, according to a new study from Duke University.

  • Duke and Vanderbilt University researchers studied around 1,500 people with COVID-19, with half receiving ivermectin and the other a placebo.
Lucille Sherman
Jun 10, 2022 - News

Teachers in NC and across the country are overwhelmed

Data: BLS; Note: Excludes special education, career/technical education, and elementary school teachers; Map: Kavya Beheraj/Axios

American teachers have long been navigating stagnant wages — but the increasing stress in classrooms is causing some to second guess their profession.

Context: In the last two years, demands on educators have mounted as they’ve been forced to navigate both a pandemic and intensifying political interference in their lesson plans.

  • As the school year wraps up, the threat of school shootings has once again risen to the forefront of many teachers’ minds, including in North Carolina.

Why it matters: Many experts warn of a looming staffing crisis, Axios’ Erica Pandey and Alison Snyder write.

Zachery Eanes
May 3, 2022 - News

Mapping North Carolina's poverty rate by county

Data: American Community Survey; Map: Jared Whalen/Axios

North Carolina's poverty rates were declining before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, new Census data shows.

By the numbers: The latest five-year figures from the 2016-2020 American Community Survey reveal 14% of North Carolina residents earned incomes below the federal poverty line ($12,760 for a single person in 2020).

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