North Carolina should move forward on facts, not fear

With months of new data, North Carolina is ready to create a coronavirus plan based on facts instead of fear, writes Ed Weisiger Jr., president and CEO of Carolina Tractor and Equipment in Charlotte, in a letter to Gov. Roy Cooper.

“We must move forward not based on the fear surrounding the new cases each day, because we now know that eliminating this virus is not possible. Further, as we balance the healthcare imperatives with reopening of the economy, we must not treat a slight increase in cases as a policy failure,” he writes. “Based not on fear, we must move forward on protecting hospital capacity and maintaining availability of care, especially for our most vulnerable.”

Read the full letter: Charlotte Caterpillar dealer CEO asks Cooper for return-to-work action