The Daily Tar Heel

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Thursday February 25th

Guillermo Molero


Local health care infrastructure strained as COVID-19 numbers keep climbing

In the weeks following the holiday season, North Carolina has set record-high daily numbers for cases, hospitalizations and deaths brought about by the pandemic.  According to the NCDHHS, the number of daily cases reported peaked at 11,581 on Jan. 9. Just days later, on the Jan. 13, the state saw its record high in total hospitalizations, with 3,992 patients receiving care.  Rising case numbers have led to more hospitalizations, and the state’s health care infrastructure has been under immense strain as a result. Abhi Mehrotra, assistant medical director for UNC’s Chapel Hill Emergency Department, said the pandemic has completely changed the way hospitals operate to ensure both COVID and non-COVID care can be provided safely.

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conversations on equity

William Sturkey, an assistant history professor at UNC, gives a talk about the history of race at UNC and the University's failures to reconcile it. The talk was at Chapel Hill Public Library on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.

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