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Friday September 30th

Emmy Martin


NC health departments respond to increased monkeypox cases, rising disparities

Over 14,000 cases of monkeypox have been identified in the United States.  Compared to other states, North Carolina is ranked 15th in monkeypox infections, according to Aug. 18 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "If there is a case that comes in through our local health departments, they are required to then report that to us so we can work with them to do follow-up: to provide treatment and materials and also do contact tracing," said Dr. Susan Kansagra, the NCDHHS assistant secretary for public health.

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U.S. District Court judge reinstates ban on abortions after 20 weeks in NC

Abortions are no longer legal after 20 weeks of pregnancy in North Carolina, with exceptions for medical emergencies, according to a federal court ruling on Wednesday. The ruling said that the June U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, left an injunction on the 1973 law without foundation. "Denying women necessary medical care in extreme and threatening situations, even if rare, is fundamentally wrong, and we cannot let politicians mislead people about the real world implications of this harmful law," Gov. Roy Cooper said in a statement.

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Chapel Hill Police Department to increase pedestrian safety enforcement operations

The Chapel Hill Police Department will increase pedestrian safety enforcement operations — in addition to normal patrols — as students return to UNC and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, according to an announcement from the Town of Chapel Hill. This increased enforcement of pedestrian safety comes after recent accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists in Chapel Hill.  

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Updates on Abortion Access and Monkeypox in North Carolina

Editor-in-Chief Guillermo Molero and Audio Editor Will Christensen talk to Liv Reilly, Emmy Martin, and Sarah Choi about UNC's settlement with Nikole Hannah-Jones, a court ruling that restricts abortions after 20 weeks in North Carolina, and a surge in Monkeypox cases nationwide.

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