Sec. Mandy Cohen

COVID statistics confirm that thousands of North Carolinians are alive today because of the Cooper administration’s wise public health policies

BY: - September 20, 2022

The U.S is now two and a half years into the COVID-19 pandemic and while we have thankfully made tremendous progress since the hell of those dark and chaotic early days, many of the most disturbing events from that period haven’t receded all that far in the rear-view mirror. It seems like just yesterday that hospitals and morgues were overflowing, even as then-President Donald Trump was promising that the crisis would magically “disappear” by Easter of 2020, and he was issuing a seemingly endless series of scientifically invalid observations and statements.

Year in review: North Carolina and COVID-19

BY: - December 29, 2021

This year started with the promise of new COVID-19 vaccines that could push North Carolina and the country beyond the pandemic. It ends with the rise of a new COVID-19 variant that once again has the state and the world on guard. COVID-19 cases spiked after last year’s Christmas holiday. Infections caused by the delta variant, which spread more easily than earlier ones, led to another surge this summer that filled hospital beds.

A year into COVID vaccine distribution, NC leaders reflect on progress, a return to the “red zone”

BY: - December 15, 2021

Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the very first COVID vaccines being distributed in North Carolina. Over the course of 12 months, more than 12 million doses have been administered along with nearly two million booster doses. Sixty-nine percent of the state’s adults are fully vaccinated. But with winter approaching, COVID cases have been rising […]

More than 24,000 NC children have been vaccinated against COVID

BY: - November 11, 2021

State health officials want to see that number grow ahead  of the holidays “Having a safe vaccine to protect my daughters against COVID-19 is a huge relief.” North Carolina Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen says like many anxious and COVID-weary parents in our state, she wasted little time last weekend in getting her […]