A glimpse at the numbers so far from Kansas City's vantage . . .
KCMO Health Department: As of April 23, KCMO has recorded 461 positive COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths
KMBC: Missouri records 6,321 COVID-19 cases with 10 new death reports on Thursday. Total fatalities: 218.
KAKE: Coronavirus in Kansas: 2,482 confirmed cases, 112 deaths
And this leads us to our collection of local and national news items worthy of consideration for our late night denizens . . .
Search For Vaccine Now Underway In Kansas City
Inovio Pharmaceuticals expects to finish recruiting coronavirus vaccine volunteers by the end of April, CEO says
The small Pennsylvania pharmaceutical company conducting human trials for a coronavirus vaccine plans to complete recruitment of dozens of volunteers in the next week. Inovio Pharmaceuticals, one of three companies with vaccine clinical trials underway, began screening potential participants at a medical center in Kansas City, Missouri.
Happy Rock Fights Pandemic
GLADSTONE, MO (KCTV) - City officials in Gladstone announced a new free drive-thru coronavirus testing location Thursday that will begin operations on Friday. The testing site will be located in the parking lot of the Walmart store located at corner of State Highway 1/NE Antioch Road and NE 72 nd Street, and it is available to anyone who may be exhibiting symptoms of the virus.
Prez Trump Bright Idea
Trump Suggested Experts Find A Way To Inject Light Or Disinfectants Into Human Bodies To Kill The Coronavirus
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Medical Disclaimer Amid White House COVID-19 Briefing
'It's irresponsible and it's dangerous': Experts rip Trump's idea of injecting disinfectant to treat COVID-19
President Donald Trump on Thursday suggested exploring disinfectants as a possible treatment for COVID-19 infections - an extremely dangerous proposition that could kill people, medical experts warn. After a Homeland Security official mentioned the ability of disinfectants like bleach to kill the coronavirus on surfaces, Trump remarked on the effectiveness.
Careful With Cleanup
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is sounding the alarm about a dramatic spike in calls for help to poison control centers all across the nation. "The daily number of calls to poison centers increased sharply at the beginning of March 2020 for exposures to both cleaners and disinfectants," a [...]
More Deets On Kansas City Exburb Lockdown Resistance
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) - Leaders of counties on the edge of Missouri's two metropolitan areas are showing an increasing urge to end business shutdowns necessitated by the coronavirus, breaking with urban leaders who have extended stay-at-home orders for several weeks. The majority of confirmed cases and deaths from COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, have occurred in the St.
Kansas City Tribute To Fallen Coronavirus Frontline Nurse
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Dozens gathered for a vigil Thursday evening for a Research Medical Center nurse who family and colleagues believe died from COVID-19. Celia Yap Banago was a registered nurse at Research for nearly 40 years. She died Tuesday night.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for tonight. Hopefully, more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!