A drive-thru coronavirus testing event at the Moore County Health Department.

A drive-thru coronavirus testing event at the Moore County Health Department.

Moore County is experiencing an expected spike in COVID-19 cases, but infections are spreading slower than during previous winters.

“As in years past we have seen a post-holiday surge in cases, likely due in large part to folks traveling, gathering and being indoors,” Matt Garner, interim director of the Moore County Health Department, said during Monday’s meeting of the local Board of Health.

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Jaymie Baxley is an award-winning reporter covering public health, social issues and general news for The Pilot. He worked previously at The Robesonian in Lumberton and at The Daily Courier in Forest City.

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Kent Misegades

It’s winter. People get the flu. This story is over. Move on, stop the use of silly, ineffective masks and get back to the old normal.

Jim Tomashoff

Kent is lying (no surprise there) when he asserts that masks are ineffective at reducing covid infections. A two-minute web search found dozens of articles by or quoting doctors who say otherwise:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/coronavirus-mask/art-20485449

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/71/wr/mm7106e1.htm

https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abg6296

And there are dozens more...

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