Monday, March 16, 2020
FIGHT TKC: KANSAS CITY MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS IS DOING A GOOD JOB AMID CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC LOCK DOWN!!!
For the record, this is NOT a political endorsement . . . TKC has only done that twice, both times were very early in the history of this blog. Word to House Of Pain: Once was to protect voting rights and keep a guy with mental issues out of office, the other endorsement was for a fellow admirer of urban Black Irish culture. Jump around.
But I digress . . .
RESOLVED: KANSAS CITY MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS HAS DONE A GOOD JOB IN TRYING TO PROTECT THIS COWTOWN FROM CORONAVIRUS!!!
Basically . . .
The ban on local events of more than 50 people simply reinforces directives from the CDC and hopes the community will invest in protecting our most vulnerable residents from the Coronavirus, which has claimed thousands of lives across the world.
There's an argument that the mayor was slow to move but let's not forget that in the absence of accurate testing there hasn't yet been a reported case in KCMO. Moreover, the Mayor is using his social media presence on Facebook & Twitter and even his mobile phone to warn stubborn local party people that threat is real and the lack of "social distancing" has the potential to impact the entire community.
Putting Kansas City on lock down was a good idea and while it's correct that the Mayor could do even more . . . The reason we believe his performance has been impressive is that HE IS LISTENING TO CONSTITUENTS and putting public safety first.
FB Livestream: Mayor Lucas, Governor Parson, local emergency management, health and law enforcement leaders are hosting a media availability now, following a #COVID19 briefing in Kansas City.
Fox4: Missouri Governor Mike Parson says sixth person in state tests positive for COVID-19
Fight me in the comments and we'll post some of the most thoughtful replies for Tuesday . . .