Thursday, April 16, 2020

Kansas City Coronavirus Pandemic Stat Update As Historic Lockdown Continues



Numbers and resources tonight . . .

KCMO Health Department: As of April 16, KCMO has recorded 389 positive COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths

KCTV5: According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, there are 1,588 cases in the state and 80 people have died.

KMBC: The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said Thursday 152 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19 in the state and there are 5,111 confirmed cases.

After the jump we share more news links, human interest stories and roundup reports regarding the local impact of the pandemic:


Kansas City Mayor Q Answers Lockdown Questions

Mayor Lucas discusses KC's response to COVID-19

Thursday, April 16, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas extended the citywide stay-at-home order until Friday, May 15. The order was originally set to expire Friday, April 24. In a recent interview, Mayor Lucas discussed his perspective on how Kansas City has responded to the coronavirus pandemic, his priorities, how he is working with schools during this time, and what it has taught him in his leadership role.


Kansas City Newsie Niceness Stays Winning Cash

Thank you, Kansas City! One KC effort raises more than $2 million

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, THANK YOU! Together, we were able to raise $1,062,008 in donations for One KC. Wow! Combined with the $1 million dollar match from the Hall Family Foundation and Sunderland Foundation, the total raised today is $2,062,008. KC, you opened up your hearts and your wallets.


Local Farmers Suffer Mooooolah Drought

Missouri dairy farmers hit hard by COVID-19 closures

Meat and dairy suppliers are among the hardest hit in the agriculture industry by coronavirus-related closures. With demand from schools, restaurants and exports down, dairy farmers are seeing a surplus of milk."For a cow, once you stop milking her there is no restarting," Chris Heins said.Heins' farm in Higginsville produces 8,000 gallons of milk a day.


Kansas Church Warning

5 deaths, 44 coronavirus cases tied to gathering at KCK church

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- In an update to previous reporting KCTV5 News has done, the number of cases and deaths that have been tied to a church gathering in KCK has increased. According to data from Wyandotte County, 44 people in the state were infected after attending the Eastern Kansas Minister's Conference at Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ in Kansas City, Kansas.


Golden Ghetto Gears Up

Johnson County approves $250,000 for new personal protective equipment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Health care workers and first responders in Johnson County will soon have new personal protective equipment to help keep them safe on the front line of the COVID-19 fight. The Johnson County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to approve a contract to buy more than $250,000 of emergency personal protective equipment, according to a news release from the county.


Newspaper Notices Rising Social Media Protest

Stay-at-home order protests planned for Kansas City, Topeka, Jefferson City next week

Demonstrations like the "Operation Gridlock" event that brought traffic to a standstill in Lansing, Michigan, on Wednesday are planned for next week in Kansas City, Jefferson City and Topeka to protest local and state COVID-19 shutdown orders.


Public Radio Finally Reports Working Class Harsh Times

Kansas City Area Residents Seeking Jobless Benefits Face Busy Phone Lines And Broken Web Sites

Thousands of metro residents are among the 22 million Americans who have filed for unemployment in the past four weeks. But given the existing limitations of state computer systems and phone lines in both Kansas and Missouri's Departments of Labor, there are many who are struggling to get their claims processed.


EPIC QB Lends Helping Hand

Patrick Mahomes' foundation works with KC Public Schools to deliver hygiene kits to students in need

GUSTING UP TO 25 MPH. ROB: IF YOU LIVE IN KANSAS, YOU HAVE AT LEAST 2 MORE WEEKS OF STAYING AT HOME TO FIGHT OFF THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 THE ORIGINAL STATEWIDE ORDER WAS SUPPOSED TO EXPIRE SUNDAY. BUT AS KMBC9'S MARTIN AUGUSTINE EXPLAINS, THAT'S NO LONGER THE CASE.


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44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Actually, the lockdown might be historic but it's not unprecedented. In 1918 it took KC a long time to finally enforce a stay at home order but after thousands of people died it was finally enforced.

This time around Mayor Lucas was much quicker to react and that certainly saved lives.

11,000 people in the KC area died in 1918 of the Spanish avian flu. Hopefully, God willing, in 2020 the totals will be a lot lower.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ +100

Anonymous said...

FUN WITH NUMBERS

KANSAS: 1588 cases, with 80 deaths = Mortality rate of 5.04 percent

MISSOURI: 5111 cases, with 152 deaths = Mortality rate of 2.97 percent

KANSAS CITY: 389 cases, with 12 deaths = Mortality rate of 3.08 percent

Please note that the reported statistics from the state of MO and the KC Health Department are correlated very tightly, which is what you would expect if the same virus is circulating in both locations.

Now, once again note that the state of KS is reporting a mortality rate approaching almost twice that of MO or KCMO. This statistically significant anomaly has been in place for weeks, and I haven't seen any KS officials offer an explanation.
How is it possible that the same virus can be so much more lethal in KS?
One very likely explanation is that COVID-19 deaths in KS are being recorded in a liberal manner which inflates the true number.
Why would someone be motivated to record a death as COVID-19 when it really wasn't?
Would you be surprised to learn that it comes down to dollars? If grandpa dies from COVID-19 instead of heart failure at the hospital, nursing home, etc., the provider gets reimbursed more money. It looks like KS is playing games with their reporting.

Anonymous said...

Broncos' Von Miller tested Positive for COVID-19. I hope none of the Chiefs get it. I understand it decreases your lung capacity by 30% and that will force retirement of any football player.

Anonymous said...

12 deaths in KCMO and we have been locked down for weeks. There are 12 deaths a week from violence and we don't lock down. Free the people.

LOCAL PLEBE said...

THANK YOU SIR I AM READY FOR MY MICROCHIP NOW SIR.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU SIR I'M DUMB AS A FUCKING ROCK SIR.

Dan said...

And when the Stay at Home order ends, life will not go back to normal. Not until we have an effective treatment or a vaccine. https://www.vox.com/2020/4/14/21218074/coronavirus-plans-social-distancing-end-reopen-economy

Anonymous said...

I am cracking up. I want revenge for my dad being locked down in a nursing home. He fell and they tried to hide it, but I found out from an aide I bribed. (They were stupid to treat that aide like shit.) As soon as the locks ends there is a lawyer who is going to be handing out commonsense like lollipop pops!)

Anonymous said...

Ummm, Einstein, you somehow forgot to offer a hypothesis why it happens in KS but not in MO.

Anonymous said...

Doubt they're being inflated. If anything, as we're learning from national reporting, deaths from the virus are being under-reported, ostensibly so as to avoid a panic.

Perhaps Kansas is just doing due diligence where others are shaving numbers...

Anonymous said...

That was a real disease, that killed the young and healthy (ave age of death was 28yrs old) and killed 17 to 50 million. Ironically it was the young that died not the old.

This is a fake plague akin to the yearly flu and kills only the old and already sick.

We are already doing way better than any prediction for doing things perfectly 200 - 500K were suppose to die - not even close so any thinking person would re-evaluate the this situation based on reality not a bunch of bogus projections that were all wrong by huge amounts.

Countries that have done nothing are not seeing any more deaths than countries under lockdown.

It is abundantly clear that this shutdown is unnecessary and for political purposes.

Anonymous said...

Jesus are you an idiot or just purposely stupid. The mortality rate of this is akin to the flu, you have not include the 90% of people who get it and are asymptomatic and those with mild symptoms who are never tested.

Anonymous said...

Lying fearmonger. Does not cause 30% decrease lung capacity, most people don't even know the've gotten it, have asymptomatic or mild symptoms...maybe if you are an 80 year old NFL player you might experience some decreased lung capacity.

Anonymous said...

Ok Dan some journalist told you we can't go back to normal until we get the gates vaccine. Go get your AIDs vaccine Dan

Truth is no effective vaccine will ever work, the corona virus is the common cold virus it mutates to much even more that the flu virus and how effective are those.

Anonymous said...

6:32, you're always complaining for more (kind of like your shortchanged wife in the bedroom!). Why do a very small minority of people commit most of the crime? Why is one facility in KS reporting so many deaths? Who owns that facility and what is their connection to the Washington state outbreak?

8:04, "as we're learning from national reporting" That's funny! You mean like CNN, MSNBC, FOX, etc.? You think they're underreporting to avoid a panic? That's some twisted logic! If you want to contort yourself into a pretzel, while believing the networks which routine lie to you, be my guest.
Where are the trillions of dollars going? Why are GM, Ford, GE getting bailouts disguised as ventilator contracts when we don't need any more? Why are your once fundamental Constitutional rights being stripped away? Why is everyone being tracked via their cellphone? Why are the grocery stores not back to normal?

Anonymous said...

5:14, I'm glad you confessed your stupidity, now go back to the rock pile and wait to be crushed.

Anonymous said...

Funny you brought up AIDS. They should make HIV /AIDS people test, carry cards and only be permitted to work after they show they don't carry a virus that can still be transmitted. BTW- factoid 101, we have been fighting the AIDS Pandemic since 1980.

Byron Funkhouser said...

"bailouts disguised as ventilator contracts when we don't need any more?"

The reason you believe this is because this is what Der Fuhrer said. Silly boy, he lied.

Your Constitutional Rights aren't being stripped away, fearmonger.

Anonymous said...

So, now that everyone is getting a taste of socialism and communism, how are you enjoying it so far? The grocery store shelves empty, limits on what you can purchase, lock downs, civil liberties rescinded, suspended privileges and everyone having fun. This is the real momentum the powers to be are always talking about.

Anonymous said...

I'm cracking up too! 6:30s dad is in a. Nursing Home! He'll probably die there! LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

I think if you look at 9:56 comment, You will taste the Socialist thought process. Can't wait to see people like them learn how much love socialism has for homos, blacks, people that speak out. Difference between 9:56 and I, is I have lived in Socialist countries. And his hate is what you see daily.

Diddling Don said...

Trump lied; Americans died. Now 33k+ dead and climbing. Economy in shambles. 20M+ out of work.

He's got the highest network and Facebook ratings, though. Suck it Main Street America!

Anonymous said...

Ever take a history class? Understand the basic premise of a pandemic? Fucking toddler...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the daily crazed Republican lies. Get a fucking job and quit sucking on the taxpayer teat. BTW, did you return your Covid-19 SOCIALIST stimulus money?

Anonymous said...

I encourage all dipshit Republicans and Trump supporters to fill local parks. Interact as close as you can. Shake hands. Tap your feet in the restroom stalls indicating lustful sexual desires. Be intimate. Then, let your protest frothy screams against government tyranny fall silently among the trees.

Afterward, go home and die like a good "citizen." The rest of us will be eternally grateful. Thoughts and prayers, Deplorables.

Anonymous said...

9:42 and 10:43 are hateful, atheist Democrats devoid of humanity.

Anonymous said...

Oh Byron how you rattle on. Byron Funkhouser is walking talking proof of the mental health conditions in this country. He so belongs in the cuckoo nest he was kicked out of the armed forces due to his mental conditions. You can't believe anything he says as they are manifestations of what he thinks were said. Byron has a type of Bipolar Disorder. BD is a mood disorder and can result in delusional thoughts and all of the other symptoms we have seen him display. The being blind part for instance is to cover for his wacky ways that gets him a free check every month thanks to all us hard working people. OCD can also be part of this BD picture. People with BD also tend to self-medicate with dangerous drugs, just like meth which maybe he does or does not but we do know he has admitted to smoking weed. His delusions can be so very fixed that it seems to create or lead to a form of memory, even though the memory is false. His memory of something terrible that was supposed to happen in childhood from dear old Dad and about Brother Mark and his family is not a memory at all but truly is a delusion or false belief. In all likelihood, if such an events had happened in his life many people would have remembered it as such and talk about it. Byron has no friends as most anyone can attest to and why he lives in hiding for fear the real truth would come out. Why Mark never speaks of him because Mark knows the truth and is man enough to not speak ill of those with severe mental conditions. People such suffer from mental illness as Byron does will most always hate with great passion those who have done better than them or have power and authority over them. Why he so hates guns as it's illegal for him to own one so he fears you having one where he can't. Why he so wants a socialist state in society as he thinks that will make him equal to you and I which us who know better can see why that will never happen. Yes Byron will flip out when he sees the truth here and as typical of those who suffer from what he does the truth is a lie and their lies are the truth.

Super Dave said...

Why did the W.H.O. Ignore an email from Taiwanese health officials in late December alerting them to the possibility that CoronaVirus could be transmitted between humans? Why did the W.H.O. make several claims about the CoronaVirus that ere either inaccurate or misleading in January and February, as the Virus spread globally? Why did the W.H.O. wait as long as it did to take decisive action?

Anonymous said...

Hey, dipshit at 10:36, where was any lie in 9:18's statement? This is a 100% political power grab not anything akin to a real pandemic. Did I return my socialist given money? Fuck no, it will be taken right back out of my taxes in incremental pieces over the next couple of years; watch. If you even fill out a return you for damn sure don't pay any attention to it. You're just looking for "how much money you get" without any realization that it is your money in the first place. I'll give you progs this: taking taxes out of paychecks before people ever saw the money, and giving a little bit back at the beginning of the year was a GENIUS move. Like pigs at the trough waiting for their guv bonus. If we eliminated that, and made people write quarterly checks, like I do, it would be the end of the prog-Dem party for the remainder of our lifetime.

Anonymous said...

Why is fox giving Cuomo all this air to lecture and hear all about his family who cares!!! I don’t live in New York thank God!

Nero said...

Why did Trump ignore the entire world crisis through February with golf, MAGA rallies, fundraisers and tweet tantrums? He stood by while America burned.

Anonymous said...

Democrats are damaging themselves. I feel terrible for citizens that aren’t insane Democrat supporters in these states. They are being forced by tyrannical Democrat Governors to lose their rights and jobs. Not to mention safety but then releasing violent criminals.

Anonymous said...

11:33AM. Hypocrite. No better than a spoiled trust-fund baby. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Anonymous said...

I do understand the basics of a pandemic and this is definitely not it. This entire fiasco is an average flu death year. Maybe we'll get up to 40-50k deaths (my earlier predictions we're 30-40). But at the same time, our flu deaths have dropped precipitously (10-20k). And in the decreases of other leading causes of death and you have NO STATISTICAL CHANGE IN MONTHLY NET MORTALITY RATE OF THE UNITED STATES. That's it, period. This is NO increase in death, has absolutely NOTHING to do with shut-downs or social distancing. It was manufactured panic millions of American deaths, which the prog mouthpiece used to panic sheeple. Then err, well, a quarter mil, yeah, that's how many; err, well maybe 60k. Fear mongering to induce panic in sheep. Now that the numbers are clear, its amazing how transparently and quickly it is dividing the populace into progs vs free people again. Progs like you saying against all reason its a pandemic and we have to stay locked down, free-thinking logical people like me, backed by numbers clearly demonstrating this was an orchestrated scam.

Anonymous said...

You idiot because WHO was saying there was nothing to worry about is why. Trump was worried, but WHO and the Democrats all were ignoring it. Are you really that fucking dumb Nero?

Anonymous said...

And flu deaths 30k and falling. Funny, you wouldn't think those numbers would be inversely proportional like that. Add em up and you have an average to above average flu death year of 50-60k deaths.

Anonymous said...

You would do well to remember this: liberalism is a mental disorder. There are NO "not insane" democrat supporters left. The working-man democrat from years past is long gone. The blue-dogs were gone when Zell Miller died. The rest are progressive dems, or socialist dems. Decent in their party is not permitted. Their ruling class kool-aid power is absolute.

Anonymous said...

939 in California it is legal to knowingly give someone aids, but illegal to take a jog on the beach. Liberal logic at its apex.

Anonymous said...

People are already out enjoying themselves while you are hunkered down cowing in your basement and guess what...the death rate is a fraction of what the liberal experts predicted of 200 to 500K deaths if everyone did everything perfectly.

Anonymous said...

Professor John Oxford is one of the UK’s foremost virus experts and runs the UK’s only secure isolation ward for testing treatments for viruses on behalf of a company called Open Orphan (ORPH). He has today sent a letter lashing out at a “media epidemic” and saying that Covid 19 is in fact less bad than a normal flu season. He says there will be fewer than 8,000 UK deaths from Coronavirus.
He disclosed he is a shareholder in Open Orphan and as a company it is a winner from Covid 19 hysteria which makes Professor Oxford’s comments all the more remarkable .
Professor Oxford’s letter does contain a warning for fatter, diabetic younger people but his overall conclusion goes to show that Coronavirus is, perhaps, the greatest exercise in GroupThink folly this country has ever witnessed. As such the policy response of this Government, hurtling us into recession without any hard data to justify its decisions, must be seen as, potentially, the most catastrophic misjudgment, albeit one whipped up by a media and political mob.

Anonymous said...

11:43, THANK YOU! It's nice to see that there are some people who still have a brain and the ability to use it. Amazing that so many sheep are begging to be taken to the slaughterhouse.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Stop lying. WHO declared a global emergency on January 30th. Trump waited and wasted 6 more weeks before declaring a national emergency on March 13.

What did Trump do in those 6 weeks after the WHO told everyone this was emergency? He said the virus was under control, it going to zero, going away on it's own, everyone can get a test and and it's a hoax.

The bigger question is are YOU really this fucking stupid. Yes, you have proven you really are.

Anonymous said...

^^^^Now you know that isn't how it happened.