With respect to an iconic heatlh-related and educational view of hottie Denise encoruaging the wellness of her fans . . . Several times throughout the day we examine all things related to pop culture and lately we've noticed a great deal of anti-pr0n sentiment. Many regard the rise of pr0n as a sickness that needs to be wiped out even as a whole new generation boosts the industry. Even more curiously, advances in tech promise a future wherein real people don't have to suffer the hardships of the pr0n game. And all of this sticky human drama brings us to a very real sickenss spreading across the globe and raising concern in Kansas City.
As usual, our snark and headlines will always be exceptionally silly, fun and hopefully entertaining as we direct our readers to these much more serious news items:
STAY CALM KANSAS CITY!!!
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges the United States to prepare for an outbreak of coronavirus, a local doctor is helping put the virus into perspective. The CDC warned the virus could lead to a disruption of daily life throughout nation, including the possibility of school closings, working more from home and delaying elective medical procedures.
Rock Chalk Far East Crackdown
LAWRENCE, Kan. - The University of Kansas has canceled the 2020 Shanghai internship program amid an ongoing effort to limit the spread of coronavirus, the university announced Tuesday. The cancellation is part of a univesity-wide travel ban on travel to China due to the Level 4 Travel Advisory from the U.S.
Local Health Check
The possibility of the new coronavirus spreading in the U.S. has alarmed many people, but Kansas City area health officials say they are prepared - to a point. In the past several weeks, area hospitals, health departments and other agencies have been running drills and getting ready to implement emergency protocols in case the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease appears here.
No Masking KCMO Concern
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Dozens of metro pharmacies say people seem to be stockpiling on medical supplies like face masks. But many said they can't keep up with the demand. Managers at one KCK Walgreens said they've been sold out of protective masks for weeks, and they don't know when they'll have them in stock again.
SHAVING GRACE!?! TKC READERS SUGGEST MILLENNIAL GROOMING CRACKDOWN!!!
Men may need to hack off their muttonchops, void their Van Dykes or pluck their ducktails if they plan on using a respirator, according to information from the CDC about how facial hair can interact with the devices.
Late Prep Better Than Never
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is telling Americans that they should be prepared for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their community. But what does preparedness look like in practice? The short answer: Don't panic - but do prepare.
Deets Amid Pandemic Fears
Public health officials, experts and members of Congress this week sounded new alarms about the spread of a coronavirus that broke out in China late last year, after hundreds of cases erupted in Italy, Iran and South Korea in recent days.
"May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor . . ."
Coronavirus fatality rates vary wildly depending on age, gender and medical history - some patients fare much worse than others
By As the coronavirus spreads, scientists are learning more about the disease's fatality rate. The medical journal JAMA released a paper this week analyzing data from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention on 72,314 coronavirus cases in mainland China, the figure as of Feb.
Drug Search Starts
The National Institutes of Health is testing the antiviral drug remdesivir, which is also being studied in patients in China. Running trials during epidemics is tricky, but scientists learned a lot about how to conduct them during recent Ebola outbreaks.
Alternative Theories Abound Amid Growing Virus Numbers
The likes of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh and Jim Hoft, publisher of the Gateway Pundit, a conspiratorial, pro-Trump site, have seized on the sibling connection, along with a large number of anonymous Twitter accounts.
Fight Against Propaganda
New cases of a deadly coronavirus running through China surged at the start of February, then they leveled off, then they jumped by more than 19,000 over 24 hours. But those swings might not have as much to do with the reality on the ground as they do how Chinese authorities define a "confirmed case."
White House Reassurance
President Donald Trump on Wednesday attempted to ease growing fears over the spreading coronavirus, saying at the White House that his administration has the situation under control and is "ready to adapt" if the virus spreads. "Because of all we've done, the risk to the American people remains very low," Trump said.
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