Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Kansas City Coronavirus Stat Roundup: Pandemic Curve Flattens And Political Frustration With Lockdown Intensifies

For our late night and early news junkies whom we love most of all, here's an EPIC colleciton and round of today's top COVID-19 news . . . Checkit:

KCMO Health Department: As of April 22, KCMO has recorded 448 positive COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths

KMBC: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said Wednesday the Show-Me State has reached 6,137 cases of COVID-19 and 208 deaths reported.

KWCH: Kansas adds 186 infections and reports 2,211 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 110 deaths

UST: Coronavirus lockdown protests risk your health and slow the reopening of U.S. economy

Fox News: Trump pushes back against CDC director's warning about coronavirus second wave

Guardian: Top economist - US coronavirus response is like 'third world' country

Marketwatch: ‘It’s going to be brutal,’ billionaire Mark Cuban says of economy’s recovery from coronavirus, and ‘there’s no way to sugarcoat it’

After the jump we share 20 news stories regarding local coronavirus impact that range from human interest to economic struggles amid the pandemic . . .

Talking Kansas City After Coronavirus Lockdown

The Rebound Kansas City: Helping Kansas City come together to chart our course forward

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas Citians have responded to the call to do their part to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. That response has led to profound changes, leaving our communities unsettled in what seemed like just hours. As we continue to navigate the coronavirus' impacts, many are beginning to chart the course forward.

COVID-19 Is Racist

Truman doctor says African-Americans 4 to 5 times more likely to test positive for COVID-19

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - African-Americans in Kansas City are four to five times more likely to test positive for COVID-19 than white people, according to Dr. Mark Steele, chief clinical officer at Truman Medical Center. That's why the hospital is responding by bringing testing into urban core neighborhoods.

Coronavirus Harsh Times Hit Ooooooolathe

Olathe will furlough city employees to manage budget amid COVID-19

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing Olathe city government to make cuts to its budget, including furloughing city employees. The city announced on its website Wednesday night that it will implement citywide furloughs except for frontline police officers and firefighters, according to a news release posted on its website.

Kansas City Rent At Risk

After losing job during pandemic, Kansas City mom of 3 told she can't move into new apartment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A single Kansas City mother of three is feeling the impact of coronavirus pandemic after losing her job. She said because she lost her job, she's also being denied a place to stay. "They [apartment management] notified me, at this current time because you no longer have a full-time job, you can't move into the apartment," Jessica Fulghem-Jarmon said.

The Dotte Recovers???

CORONAVIRUS LIVE UPDATES: Wyandotte County adds 4 new cases of COVID-19; Johnson County adds 3

The Kansas City metro area continues to deal to stay-at-home orders that have been issued to help combat the spread of COVID-19.What you need to know:The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Tuesday the state has 2,025 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and there have been 107 deaths.The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said Tuesday 189 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19 in the state and there are 5,941 confirmed cases.Stay-at-home orders are now in effect for both Kansas and Missouri.WEDNESDAY8:47 a.m.

New Midtown Testing Tech

St. Luke's Plaza location now offering walk-thru testing thanks to Black & Veatch solution

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A key to winning the battle against the coronavirus is testing, so more and more drive-up testing locations are popping up across the metro. But what if you don't have a car? St. Luke's Hospital on the Plaza is now offering walk-thru testing, courtesy of a metro engineering firm that found a solution.

Essential Meth Town Debate

Independence business upset over being forced to close

INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) - Another business in Independence is asking why it was deemed nonessential. Last week KCTV5 News told you about a store supplying shoes to essential workers we helped to reopen. E. Edwards Workwear in Independence sells shoes, hard hats and clothing to essential workers.

COVID-19 Cavity Creeps

With conflicting guidelines for pandemic, local dentists weigh whether to stay open

KANSAS CITY, Mo - Things are changing quickly in the COVID-19 crisis, and that applies to the dental profession, too. Dentists who first thought they could only perform emergency procedures recently found out they can open their practices for all services. But is that a good idea?

Rock Chalk Treatment Planning

University of Kansas Health System expands COVID-19 testing to cancer patients

Cancer patients being treated at the University of Kansas Health System are being asked to take the COVID 19 test. The tests are being done to protect the medical team and the patient. Patients testing positive would have the treatment plans modified.

Golden Ghetto Coronavirus Hot Spot Investigation

13 long-term care facilities in Johnson County have had coronavirus cases, deaths

by: FOX 4 Newsroom Posted: / Updated: JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. - As many as 13 long-term care facilities have had positive coronavirus cases and deaths as a result, an official with the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment told FOX4. Across the facilities, 96 people have tested positive.

Life Lesson In Local Help

Kanbe's Markets provides fresh produce for students in need

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Right now, families are juggling online learning, working from home and making sure kids are fed. School districts across the metro are stepping in to provide free meals throughout the day. Kanbe's Markets, a local nonprofit that works to provide fresh produce in food desert areas, is doing its part to help families in need as well.

Show-Me Tech Protection

Missouri to work with Google to source PPE for health care workers

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KCTV) - Governor Mike Parson announced Wednesday that health officials in Missouri will start using a tool from search-giant Google to connect health care workers with personal protective equipment. State health officials worked with the Missouri Hospital Association to develop the tool, which will better connect hospital with Missouri-based manufactures and suppliers.

Frontline On The Job Training

KS Gov. Laura Kelly relaxes medical licensure requirements to assist COVID-19 response

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday relaxed some medical licensing restrictions to help meet the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic. Kelly announced at her daily press conference that she'd signed Executive Order 20-26, which consists of four parts meant to help Kansas health care facilities meet emergency response needs.

COVID-19 Prison Talk

Inmate describes conditions at Lansing Correctional Facility

KANSAS CITY, Mo - In a letter to his parents, an inmate recently described what conditions are like inside the Lansing Correctional Facility. Two weeks ago, inmates held a riot at the state prison, saying they're not receiving proper treatment as COVID-19 spreads throughout the facility.

Show-Me Eager Reopen

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson: Data shows state's COVID-19 starting to stabilize

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said that "recent data" shows the state's number of novel coronavirus cases is starting to stabilize and that the state has been able to "flatten the curve." Dr. Robin Trotman, of Cox Health in Springfield, said he is "enthusiastic" about how the public has understood the consequences of shelter-at-home ordinances.

Track Heartland Curve

Tracker shows curve of coronavirus cases, deaths in Missouri, Kansas

We're tracking the curve of coronavirus cases and coronavirus-related deaths that have occurred in Missouri and Kansas. The data shows the total number of COVID-19 cases along with the number of COVID-19 cases per day. In addition, it includes the total number of deaths related to COVID-19 complications along with the number of deaths from coronavirus occurring daily.

Sharing Kansas City Hobo Shelter In Place Salvation

COVID-19 patients in homeless community can quarantine at Salvation Army campgrounds

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Salvation Army won't be holding any camps at Three Trails this summer due to coronavirus, so they offered their facilities to help the homeless community. Booth Lodge will be used as a quarantine center for people who don't have a home to which to retreat.

JoCo 1st Responder Winning

OP Fire employee finally released from hospital after long COVID-19 battle

An Overland Park Fire Department employee has been released from the hospital after battling COVID-19.The department said in a statement on March 26 that an administrative staff member who is not routinely involved with emergency response or patient care tested positive for coronavirus.

Local School Bus Tech Redux

Lenexa software company helps school districts find ways to use empty buses

"These are the hot spots right here," said John Styers, chief executive officer of Transportant.Transportant works with several area and national school districts putting Wi-Fi in the school buses.

Kansas City Forecasting Confronts Change In The Air

Decrease in air travel robs forecasters of their job

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Here's an impact of the coronavirus you might not have considered: weather forecasts! The decrease in air travel has actually robbed weather forecasters of some of the data they need. Think back to that time when you were still getting on planes.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for tonight . . .


Anonymous said...

Kansas City will and should open safely and not until May 15th. That's what most of the residents want and what will keep us safe.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Almost none of that sentence is correct. Sorry.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Veterans were used as guinea pigs, & given malaria medicine which killed them.

The Dictator needs to stop interrupting the doctors.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Almost all of that statement above yours was correct. Not sorry.

Anonymous said...

If the doctors had their way, they'd keep everything closed until no one got coronavirus. They have no idea what this is doing to people who want to get back to work. Trump was the one who thought the Georgia governor might be opening up the state too quickly. The Dems want to damage capitalism and Trump as much as possible, but they're overreaching, and most people with their eyes open can see that.

Anonymous said...

Clay county is opening May 3rd due to pressure from Ford. In a month the Claycomo plant will be a hot spot.

Anonymous said...

In Sweden they have Volvo plants and everything's fine there.

anonymous said...

Bullshit- the majority of resident have some level of intelligence and realize that there is nothing "magical" about "May 15th" that makes us safe by waiting till then, that was a date the City Government chose by copycatting what others were doing.

Yes, as with so many other thigs, City Hall can ignore the wants and needs of the City's Residents, but don't pretend that "concern for our safety" is any consideration at 12th & Oak.

anonymous said...

In Sweden they have both Health Care and a Government that acts out of concern for the Swedish People.

In America we have PROFIT!

Anonymous said...

As we, in the land of the free and the home of the brave, respond to the Wuhan pandemic by hunkering down, whimpering at the thought of society reopening and search in vain for a new set of brown trousers to wear with our fashionable face mask, an interesting experiment is underway in Europe.

In Sweden, which has done basically nothing at all in response to the virus, the death rate per one million of population remains significantly lower than American states that have instituted the most draconian regulations.

That’s right, you can actually have your economy and a life that isn’t limited to hiding under your bed and deal with Wuhan virus, too.

Unlike here, some European countries are concluding that the virus isn’t quite a dangerous as the modelers and public health nazis would have us believe. Switzerland has announced that it will reopen schools on May 11.

Based on science, not modeling, the Swiss have elected to reopen their schools.

Anonymous said...


A death can be counted as "COVID-19" when the patient was never tested for the coronavirus!

KCMO reports 448 cases, with 13 deaths, for a Mortality rate of 2.90%

MO reports 6137 cases, with 208 deaths, for a Mortality rate of 3.39%

KS reports 2211 cases, with 110 deaths, for a Mortality rate of 4.98%
What's the matter with Kansas? They lie about their data!

Following new CDC guidelines: "As of April 14, 2020, CDC case counts and death counts include both confirmed and probable cases and deaths.
A confirmed case or death is defined by meeting confirmatory laboratory evidence for COVID-19. A probable case or death is defined by i) meeting clinical criteria AND epidemiologic evidence with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID-19; or ii) meeting presumptive laboratory evidence AND either clinical criteria OR epidemiologic evidence; or iii) meeting vital records criteria with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID19"

Example: On April 14, New York City reported 3,778 additional deaths that have occurred since March 11 and have been classified as "probable," defined as follows: “decedent had no known positive laboratory test for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) but the death certificate lists as a cause of death “COVID-19” or an equivalent"

States and cities are in a competitive race, claiming to be hard hit by the coronavirus, to win more federal disaster relief funds.

Anonymous said...

Why are you butthurt that the virus is fizzling out and is not any worse than a bad flu and not even that that for most who are asymptomatic?

Sorry but you are gonna have to get out of bed, shower, go back to work, pay your own bills and get off gov cheese.

PS despite what you are reading on cnn, HCQ with zinc is the go to treatment and it works fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Haiku from Wuhan Wanda:

Sleepy Joe Biden,
Where are you hide'in?

Are you in Delaware?
With your greasy corpse hair?

Blink an eye,
So we know you not die !

Or, nod your head,
So we know you're not dead !

Are you sleeping with wife-sister ?
Or just playing Twister ?

Sleepy Joe Biden,
Are you still taking bribes ?
From the Ukrainian tribes ?

Who is dumber ?
Sleepy Joe or Hunter ?

Hunter taking cocaine,
To ease his pain ?

Sleepy Joe taking prune juice,
To make his bowels loose ?

Sleepy Joe Biden,
Do you have China flu ?
Why your Depends full of stew !

Anonymous said...

Confirmed 14,385
Deaths 1,540
Case-Fatality 10.7%
Deaths/100k pop.15.12
United Sates
Confirmed 759,086
Deaths 40,661
Case-Fatality 5.4%
Deaths/100k 12.43
Sweden is just a tad bit bigger than California in size. Those dying from COVID-19 are a higher percentage than in the US. But so many people like to say that Sweden has such a great health plan but if you ask my relatives who still live there they say it’s okay but far from the greatest. Figures say it must not be too great if the chance of dying from COVID-19 is almost double of what it is in the US. There has been based on the latest figures of 1,072 deaths in California. California has 3 times the population of Sweden and yet less has died there. Another thing about Sweden is they travel a lot by bus and train compared to us so that provides a huge breeding ground for an infectious spread.

Anonymous said...

"The Swedish Public Health Agency has collaborated on a new study that estimates one-third of all Stockholm residents will have been infected with COVID-19 by May 1." - Forbes, today.

Yeah, working great.

Anonymous said...

Confirmed 14,385
Deaths 1,540
Case-Fatality 10.7%
Deaths/100k pop.15.12
United Sates
Confirmed 759,086
Deaths 40,661
Case-Fatality 5.4%
Deaths/100k 12.43
Sweden is just a tad bit bigger than California in size. Those dying from COVID-19 are a higher percentage than in the US. But so many people like to say that Sweden has such a great health plan but if you ask my relatives who still live there they say it’s okay but far from the greatest. Figures say it must not be too great if the chance of dying from COVID-19 is almost double of what it is in the US. There has been based on the latest figures of 1,072 deaths in California. California has 3 times the population of Sweden and yet less has died there. As having been to Sweden twice they are very sociable people who live hitting coffee shops and pubs which most are half the size of those located around here so in short sharing about your cheating spouse would probably be heard by no less than a dozen people. Their homes their everything is all done on a much smaller closer scale than here in American. So a virus such as this could spread very fast and very quickly in the end. Another thing about Sweden is they travel a lot by bus and train compared to us so that provides a huge breeding ground for an infectious spread.

Anonymous said...

Edgewood Manor nursing home in Raytown Mo.

Anonymous said...

The numbers are so far off, as to who has had it. Recently in Ca they have found antibodies in people who never showed a symptom. The number I heard was around 55% of the people they tested.
I do find it humorous that the state map show 0 recovers in any county.

Anonymous said...

Damn. Your ass must be jealous of your lips with all the shit pouring from you mouth. Thanks for the lies, Deplorable.

Diddling Don said...

Here's another poem. Trump lied; Americans died. Thanks, Deplorable.

Anonymous said...

836 yeah that's the point lots infected, asymptomatic and now have herd immunity, all without destroying their economy, so yes, Sweden is much better off and not panicking about some second wave bullshit.

Anonymous said...

Always follow the money.

Hospitals get $19K per covid patient and 36K if they go on a ventilator.

Since all non-covid and non-emergency treatment is non-essential the only money keeping hospital afloat is the gov cheese covid money.

Byron Funkhouser said...

The guys in the neighborhood call me a loser ...
It's really great how they notice my effort.

Anonymous said...

Immunity? What immunity are you talking about? You fool there is no such thing as an immunity to this or any flu. How many times have you had a common cold? Appears you didn't develop any immunity any of those times to not ever have another one. You're another one of those clowns I'm sure that thinks if you get poison ivy once you can never have it again. Wake up fool and stop posting stupid shit.

Anonymous said...

“Before we embark on huge policy decisions, like issuing immunity certificates to get people back to work, I think it’s good that people are saying, ‘Hold up, we don’t know that much about immunity to this virus,’” said Angela Rasmussen, a Columbia University virologist.

Sweden's Foreign Minister Ann Linde has said it's not following the herd immunity theory, but rather relying on its citizens to voluntarily be responsible to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Compared to other European nations that haven taken stricter measures, Sweden's "curve" -- the rate of infections and deaths caused by the coronavirus -- is steeper. As of Wednesday, Sweden has at least 1,937 reported coronavirus-related deaths, compared to Norway's 185 and Finland's 149 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

When it comes to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, little is known yet about the body’s immune response to an infection, said George Rutherford, the head of infectious disease and global epidemiology at the University of California San Francisco. “That’s something that’s going to take a while to figure out.” But all these ideas may be getting ahead of themselves. Researchers first need to answer two key questions: How long do antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 remain in the body, and for how long do they prevent reinfection, if at all? But for now, that’s all it is: a hope. That’s because immunity is a particularly complicated question when it comes to coronaviruses, a class of viruses that includes SARS and MERS as well as seasonal coronaviruses that cause illnesses such as the common cold. They are named for the crown-like spiked proteins that allow them to attach to their cellular hosts.

“There is no proof at this point that the development of an antibody response will be protective,” said David Walt, a professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. “There is no evidence yet that people can’t be reinfected with the virus.”

Anonymous said...

A world-wide pandemic originating in China is President Trump's fault ? U.S., the most open society in the world, has one of the lowest death rates per million people. Democrats amaze us on how idiotic they are with Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Anonymous said...

Democrat Party Platform:

1. Support illegal immigration - take jobs from Americans.

2. Open borders - bringing corona virus, terrorists and drug gangs to Americans.

3. Global Economy (NAFTA / China Trade Agreement) - taking jobs and benefits from Americans.

4. No Tariffs - Taking jobs from Americans.

5. Abortion - Murdering babies.

6. Closing Christian Churches.

7. Police monitoring and arresting Christians for attending church.

8. Taking away Constitutional rights such as 2nd Amendment, Freedom of Religion, and Freedom of Assembly.

9. Socialism / Communism.

10. Voter fraud / Elimination of registered i.d.'s to vote.

Anonymous said...

Byron, they really shouldn't call you a loser. You're a retard.

Anonymous said...

927 you get a different flu strain every year, similarly you catch a different cold strain each time.

But you are correct somewhat because this virus will mutate readily like all corona viruses making a vaccine useless.

Anonymous said...

Republican Party platform:

1. Rich? Richer!

2. Poor? Poorer!

3. Not white male? Bad!

4. We'll protect you in the womb, but after that? You're on your own.

5. Screw you.

anonymous said...

Wuhan Wanda's poetry
may be stupid, trite and sick,
but for fifty Rubles he'll write another
and for sixty suck Putin's dick!

Byron Funkhouser said...

8:31, that's not true. Even Der Fuhrer has stopped talking about HCQ.

Stop watching Fox Entertainment. They lie, Trump lies, & people are dying. We'll still be talking about this next April.

This is just like climate change - by the time conservatives stop lying, it will be too late.