As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in the U.S., it's clear that local officials aren't really serious about getting Kansas City ready for an urgent threat that has already killed thousands of people across the globe.
Fact: Viruses don't care about silly election 2020 politics, American culture war distractions or even that precious "momentum" which distorts nearly every conversation regarding Kansas City's future.
Seriously, whilst TKC haters claim we're "fear mongering" it's important to prepare and merely suggest that locals need to at least consider the possibility that upcoming B-Ball games and gatherings might have to suffer as the rate of infection in the U.S. continues to rise. Sadly, all that we've seen from "many" sides of this health crisis is that the danger to the public has been politicized and innocent people as needlessly blamed and targeted.
Important local example revealing that KCMO is behind the curve when it comes to developing a plan . . .
Dr. Rex Archer, director of the Kansas City Health Department, says his office currently has no kits to test for possible cases of the new coronavirus. That's despite an announcement Tuesday evening from Vice President Mike Pence, who said "any American can be tested" for the virus.
More context from better news sources acorss the nation and around the globe . . .
Time For Leadership Arrives
California health officials are rushing coronavirus testing kits to a cruise ship docked off-shore. A passenger who had disembarked within two weeks prior died on Wednesday, becoming the state's first coronavirus-linked fatality. Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency to try and rush federal and state efforts to contain the virus.
Around The World
A spike in novel coronavirus in India has prompted concerns that the world's second-most populous country could face its own outbreak of the deadly virus, which to date has infected more than 94,900 people and killed at least 3,283 worldwide.
CALI STATE OF EMERGENCY!!!
Topline: California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after the state reported its first coronavirus death, making it the third state to declare an emergency in response to the disease. The first patient who died was an elderly adult with underlying health conditions in Placer County, which is north of Sacramento.
Hope For COVID-19 Fight
It only took a few days for the Wisconsin patient to get over the fever and a cough - and feel well enough to get out of bed and back to normal life: shop for groceries, hang out in a coffee shop, maybe see a new movie.
Prez Trump Disputes Numbers
President Trump Donald John Trump As Biden surges, GOP Ukraine probe moves to the forefront Republicans, rooting for Sanders, see Biden wins as setback Trump says Biden Ukraine dealings will be a 'major' campaign issue MORE on Wednesday disputed the death rate of the coronavirus as reported by the World Health Organization (WHO), calling the 3.4 percent figure "really a false number."
Developing . . .