We talked to Timothy Sheahan, a virologist and assistant professor in UNC's Gillings School of Global Public Health, about a drug UNC researchers are helping to develop and test, which shows promise as a potential COVID-19 treatment.
Netflix docuseries “Tiger King” has generated lively social media discourse over the past weeks, and UNC students were quick to contribute. But not everyone in the Orange County community thinks this show is the cat’s meow. Pittsboro-based Carolina Tiger Rescue released a statement in early April criticizing “Tiger King” for inadequately documenting how big cats suffer in the cub-petting industry. "While we are glad that the issue of captive big cats in the U.S. is currently at the forefront of popular culture, we would like to refocus the conversation toward the problem rather than the story," Carolina Tiger Rescue wrote in the statement.
At their meeting on April 13, the Chapel Hill Town Council updated citizens on steps being taken to minimize the local fiscal damage of the COVID-19 pandemic.