As a reminder Sweden has suspended all COVID related restrictions and doesn't seem any worse for wear.
By population Sweden is about the same size as North Carolina. Also as a reminder, North Carolina has had 1,503,936 confirmed cases of COVID but only 18,431 deaths from COVID. That's a fatality rate of just 1.2% of people battling COVID. What's the justification for North Carolina having any COVID restrictions including vaccine mandates?
(Graph via) EDIT: Fixed some math