The latest pronouncement from public officials that will influence public policy . . .
KMBC: Area health directors recommend extending stay-at-home orders through May 15
Fox4: Public health officials in KC region urge leaders to extend local stay-at-home orders to mid-May
KCTV5: Coordinated regional efforts are under way to ease restrictions as soon as it is safe to do so. The peak infection date in the metropolitan area may vary from statewide peaks in Kansas and Missouri.
KSHB: The Mid-America Regional Council said that public health officials and directors in the Kansas City metro determined that date based on “estimates of the anticipated peak of infection” in the area at the end of April.
KCMO Health Department Reports No New Deaths Today: As of April 15, Kansas City has recorded 371 positive COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths
KMBC: The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Wednesday the state has 1,494 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and there have been 76 deaths.
Oz1st: COVID-19 count in Missouri hits 4,895, DHSS confirms 147 deaths
KC Donation Day Debuts
WE all have united for a one-day 'digital day of giving' - Thursday, April 16th - to raise money for the Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund.
Gift Of Life Still Needed
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Plasma donations might be a key in helping people recover from the coronavirus. On Monday, the FDA cleared the way for the treatment of people suffering from COVID-19 using plasma. Centers across the state are starting to collect from people who already caught the virus.
Veggies To Go Amid Pandemic
PARKVILLE, Mo. -- Overland Park is delaying the opening of its farmers market this year, and Lenexa is postponing the opening of its seasonal market indefinitely. Parkville, though, will open on schedule next weekend, but with some changes.
Show-Me Check Tracker
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOV.com) - Federal funding is now flowing into the State of Missouri, but one state leader says she's going to keep a very watchful eye on how it's spent. Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway says she is creating an online portal so anyone can go online to track how federal funding is being allocated in the state.
Conspiracy Theories Now Considered Via MSM News
US intelligence and national security officials say the United States government is looking into the possibility that the novel coronavirus originated in a Chinese laboratory rather than a market, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter who caution it is premature to draw any conclusions.
Researchers have discovered what they described as a "significant" mutation of the novel coronavirus, which they believe "raises the alarm" that the search for a vaccine could become "futile" down the line. The study, published on the biorxiv.org repository, notes researchers were able to analyze a sample of SARS-CoV-2 from India on January 27 and found a mutation that "leads to weaker receptor binding capability."
Money Warning: Coronavirus Could Kill Wallets
The kind of financial schemes depicted in movies like The Wolf Of Wall Street and Boiler Room never went away, and Wall Street's top cops are warning investors that the coronavirus has only created new opportunities for that type of financial fraud.
New Data Denial Hotness
A vocal set of conservative critics have increased their attacks recently on the data modeling behind the novel coronavirus response, and they claim-despite scientific evidence to the contrary-that the flaws also prove the limits of climate change forecasts.
COVID-19 Starts Class War
Experts predict the outbreak will lead to a rise in populism. But will workers turn their rage toward corporate CEOs, or middle-class "elites"?
Build The Wall To Fight Spread Of Coronavirus?!?!
Nearly 100 Democrats in Congress are urging the Trump administration to halt construction on the U.S.-Mexico border wall during the coronavirus pandemic. Ninety-one Democrats in the House and Senate signed onto a letter addressed to key members of the Trump administration, requesting that "all border wall construction halt immediately."
COVID-19 Peaking Seyz Prez
President Donald Trump says the US has "passed the peak" of new Covid-19 cases and predicted some states would reopen this month. At the daily White House virus briefing, Mr Trump said new reopening guidelines would be announced on Thursday after he speaks to governors.
Americans Suffer From Threat Of Deadly Sniffles
Allergy medicines containing steroids may hamper the body's response to coronavirus, a virologist says
A virologist said there are concerns that taking allergy medication with steroids may prevent the body from fighting off the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. After inhaling a droplet carrying the coronavirus, the virus enters the body, latches to a cell and begins to replicate itself until the body is flooded with viral particles.
Show-Me Price Check
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Some items are hard to find, but sometimes you find what you are looking for and just can't believe the price. Joe Jackson is keeping an eye on prices in his community and he's reporting it. "I'm asking people to share pictures of receipts," Missouri resident Joe Jackson said.
More Cash Help Proposed
Americans would receive $2,000 stimulus check each month through COVID-19 crisis under proposed legislation
by: fox8webcentral and Nexstar Media Wire Posted: / Updated: OHIO- Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Ro Khanna (D-CA) introduced legislation Tuesday that would provide a $2,000 monthly payment to qualifying Americans until employment returns to pre-COVID-19 levels.
Rehab Outrage Redux
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - "Ridiculous, absurd and totally irresponsible" is how a Kansas City-area man characterized Riverbend Post-Acute Rehabilitation Center's decision to release his father from its facility two days before he died. The Kansas City, Kansas, rehab center has been one of the Kansas City area's worst hot spots for COVID-19.
More Missouri Harsh Times
FLORISSANT, Mo. (KMOV.com) - A growing number of self-employed Missourians who lost their jobs due to COVID-19 are hitting roadblocks when filing for unemployment insurance. Melissa Dunlap, a hair stylist at Rock, Paper, Scissors Salon in Florissant said she's been out of a job for almost a month and keeps getting denied.
Police Report Kansas City Lockdown Beat Downs Persist
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Synergy Services has three shelters and they're all running beyond capacity. "We're seeing for sure a 25 percent increase in our domestic violence calls, and then we're seeing an increase in calls for help across-the-board," said Jennifer Hurst, development director at Synergy Services.
Heartland Layoffs Cont’d
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - New unemployment claims continue to skyrocket in Kansas and Missouri. Kansas spent more than $22.9 million last week alone on unemployment claims after ponying up more than $14.8 million the week before, according to data from the state's Department of Labor.
NEWS CELEBRATES SLEAZE SCUMMIT STIMULATION!!!
LEE'S SUMMIT, MO (KCTV) - Many area residents have been checking their bank accounts just to see when their COVID-19 stimulus check will hit their account. For one Lee's Summit woman, she got her money a little bit earlier than she thought she would, and it was a lot more than she expected.
Mayor Q Considerations
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's decision to extend the statewide stay-at-home order through May 3 could play a factor in what happens on the other side of the state line.
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