The suits are selling out this morning as global markets tank in the wake of spreading coronavirus despite assurances from politicos.
Given the recently confirmed case in the golden ghetto and crowded upcoming events, we want to ask our blog community an important question:
DO YOU TRUST KANSAS CITY TO PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH OR BIG BIZ INTERESTS?!?
At the very least, the answer to that question will determine entertainment plans this week.
And once again, as always we question this local sports call . . .
GIVEN SO MANY OTHER CANCELLATIONS: IT IT WISE FOR KANSAS CITY TO LET THE BIG 12 CONTINUE?!?!?
Our honest concern for the health of our community . . .
Now with a local case and ONE OF THE BIGGEST LOCAL CONFERENCES SHUT DOWN . . . It's time start thinking seriously about the consequences of a huge, close gathering like that in the middle of downtown during an American health crisis.
A reality check . . .
TKC WILL NOT CONTRIBUTE TO PANIC!!! LET'S STUDY BOTH SIDES OF COVID-19 CONCERNS TO MAKE A MORE INFORMED FACT BASED JUDGEMENT!!!
Check the links:
Kansas City Hospitals Say They're Ready To Fight Virus
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As Missouri and Kansas react to the first presumptive-positive coronavirus cases, hospitals in the Kansas City metro have protocols in place. An official with the University of Kansas Health System told 41 Action News that the staff is "ready and prepared."
Rock Chalk COVID-19 Redux
The University of Kansas Hospital said Monday it has admitted a patient with COVID-19.The hospital said it would not confirm whether the person admitted is the woman in Johnson County who tested presumptive positive for the new coronavirus Saturday."The patient is in a specially equipped area that is designed to prevent the spread of the virus to other patients, visitors, staff and physicians," the University of Kansas Hospital said in a news release.The hospital will have a noon news conference Monday to answer questions about protocols for care and public safety.
EPIC CONFERENCE MOOOVING OUT OF TOWN FOR NOW!!!
Dairy Farmers of America postpones annual meeting citing coronavirus concerns - Kansas City Business Journal
Kansas City's largest private company announced it is postponing an annual gathering that attracts more than 1,500 people due to concerns about the coronavirus. The Dairy Farmers of America had planned to hold its annual meeting March 16-18 at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center.
Global Markets Pass Gas
Oil prices are plunging as a dispute among producers could lead a global economy weakened by COVID-19 to be awash in an oversupply of crude. Brent crude, the international standard, lost $9.50, or 20.1 percent, to $35.77 per barrel, as of 7:58 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday after earlier touching its lowest price since 2016.
Sell Off Monday
Trading on the New York Stock Exchange was halted Monday after indexes plunged 7% in reaction to Saudi Arabia's sudden oil-price cut. The financial market chaos is the latest reaction to the coronavirus epidemic. In early trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down more than 1,900 points - more than 19% off its February peak.
Golden Ghetto Assurance
The CDC is still testing the sample from a presumptive-positive COVID-19 test in Johnson County, Kansas.While the results aren't back yet, health officials in Johnson County and at the state level are operating on the assumption that the test will return positive.With that in mind, the county released a letter Sunday saying the risk of contracting coronavirus in Johnson County is low.If you're worried you may have symptoms of the virus, get in touch with your doctor first.
Contemplating Big Picture
Sometimes it takes a bolt of lightning for people to see that a tree that seemed healthy had been rotting from the inside. The coronavirus exposed an American economy that appeared strong from some perspectives but is actually deeply flawed, structurally unsound, and in dire need of reform.
You decide . . .