Sunday, March 15, 2020
TKC MUST SEE!!! KANSAS CITY IGNORES CORONAVIRUS 'STATE OF EMERGENCY' AS MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS LAMENTS LACK OF LOCAL SOCIAL DISTANCING!!!
A Sunday morning Twitter spree from Mayor Quinton confirms that Americans aren't ready for the reality of pandemic and Kansas City night life denizens refuse to take this threat seriously:
Here's his hot take:
"Full bars and long, close lines outside don’t support social distancing. I’m all too familiar there is a balance we have to strike for sure, but it can’t fully ignore public health.
"It’s fair to say it’s time for us all to change things up. It’s not just the one-offs, it’s also the things we like; the comforts, particularly in anxious times. I’m exploring more this weekend how I can do it as a person and we can do it as a city.
"This moment can’t just be a crowded Spring Break 2.0 on every street, nor can we just say to our industry/hospitality/service brothers and sisters, we’ll figure it out for you later. We can and likely will do more mandates. Social distancing isn’t working to the extent necessary . . . But as we limit, let’s also think how we can care for those, particularly the poorest, who will be most left out in this moment."
A few things . . .
Any Midtown denizen hasn't really seen "full bars" for at least a week but there might still be a few hotspots working decent crowds.
STILL . . .
MAYOR Q CHIDES PARTY PEOPLE WITHOUT EVEN A HINT AT A SOLUTION!!! WHAT'S THE REAL WORLD PENALTY FOR IGNORING THE COVID-19 STATE OF EMERGENCY?!?
More to the point . . .
This social media tirade from the mayor looks more like a blame shift and effort to shame the public at the outset of a pandemic when civic leaders were slow to take this threat seriously.
You decide . . .