Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Kansas City Coronavirus Update As Lockdown Might Extend To 2022

Local stats as infections have yet to peek . . .

KCMO Health Department: As of April 14, Kansas City has recorded 351 positive COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths

Turner Report: Missouri COVID-19 death toll stands at 133, 4,686 confirmed cases

KMBC: The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Monday the Sunflower State has reached 1,426 cases of COVID-19, and 69 deaths have been reported statewide.

Guardian: Coronavirus distancing may need to continue until 2022, say experts

And so, given these not so happy thought we share this COMPREHENSIVE collection of coronavirus news coverage from Kansas City and beyond . . .

KCMO Three Weeks & Counting

Kansas City mayor may extend stay-at-home order another 3 weeks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The local stay-at-home order might be in place awhile longer. Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas told FOX4 nothing's official yet, but he believes the order may extend for another three weeks, a decision that would not be taken lightly. Kansas City, Missouri's mandatory stay-at-home order is set to expire on April [...]

Kansas City Pranks COVID-19

Face masks showing up on statues around metro


KCPD Adapts To Pandemic

KC police, even commissioners and recruits, adapting to challenges of COVID-19

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Eight members of the Kansas City Police Department have tested positive for COVID-19. Three of them are academy recruits. With dozens in quarantine, the department says it's having to get creative. The department's monthly Police Commissioners meeting is normally held at KCPD headquarters and open to the public.

Tech Scene Needs Cash

Uncertainty lingers: Every day without relief funds means more layoffs at VC-backed startups, Howe warns

Editor's note: The following is part of Startland News' ongoing coverage of the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Kansas City's entrepreneur community, as well as how innovation is helping to drive a new normal in the ecosystem. Click here to follow related stories as they develop.

Peek @ The Peak?!?!

Missouri, Kansas COVID-19 outbreaks projected to peak in late April

New projections from the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation have the COVID-19 peak in Kansas and Missouri arriving in late April. The institute currently projects more than 1,700 people in Missouri and 550 people in Kansas will die from COVID-19 complications.

Cowtown Tech Fights COVID-19

KC nonprofit addresses technology shortage during pandemic with donated computers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The new reality of going to school and working online from home is a big challenge for many metro families without access to technology. To help fix that, a major effort aims to get computers where they are needed most, and you can help in the efforts to bridge the digital divide.

Show-Me Video Court Dates

Missouri Supreme Court goes virtual for wrongful conviction hearings

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - A very important case was heard Tuesday by the Missouri Supreme Court concerning how prosecutors and courts should handle wrongful convictions. Lamar Johnson has spent more than half of his life in prison for a murder that someone else claims to have committed.

Golden Ghetto Testing Starts

Johnson County officials give new way to see positive COVID-19 cases by zip code

JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) - The new Johnson County dashboard shows you zip code by zip code where people have tested positive for the coronavirus. You can click where you live and see how many positive cases are reported near you.

Show-Me Booze On The Block

Missouri to temporarily allow curbside liquor sales during COVID-19 outbreak

Missouri announced Tuesday it will temporarily allow restaurants to sell premixed alcoholic beverages "to go."Sandy Karsten, the Director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety, said waving the restrictions will help Show-Me State restaurants regain liquor sales lost during the COVID-19 outbreak."This change is being done to assist restaurant owners, as well as employees during this time of unprecedented restrictions," Karsten said.The Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control will temporarily waive some restrictions of the sale of alcohol in "containers besides their original packaging."Karsten said the containers must be "durable, leak-proof and seal-able."

Masked Kansas Mandate

Governor Kelly, KDHE recommend face masks for Kansans

Governor Laura Kelly says she recommends all Kansans wear face masks while out in public. She posted a brief message on her official Facebook page Tuesday morning, saying new evidence suggests some people without COVID-19 symptoms can transmit the virus before getting sick.

Coors Stays Winning News Day

A 93-year-old woman got a massive Coors Light delivery after a viral plea for more beer

Singing the folk song "99 Bottles of Beer" might be how some people are passing the time during the coronavirus pandemic.


Stimulus checks may be delayed as Trump requires U.S. Treasury to print his name on them

Late Monday evening, the U.S. Treasury Department ordered the Internal Revenue Service to print President Donald Trump's name on the stimulus checks it is sending to millions of Americans nationwide, reports The Washington Post. The Treasury Department's order could cause the checks to be delayed by several days or longer, senior agency officials told the publication.

COVID-19 Testing Downgrade

Coronavirus testing hits dramatic slowdown in U.S.

The number of coronavirus tests analyzed each day by commercial labs in the U.S. plummeted by more than 30 percent over the past week, even though new infections are still surging in many states and officials are desperately trying to ramp up testing so the country can reopen.

Biggest Global Lockdown Cont'd

India's coronavirus lockdown, the world's largest, extended into May

India's nationwide coronavirus lockdown has been extended until May 3, India's conservative prime minister said Tuesday. India's lockdown is the biggest in the world, affecting 1.3 billion people. The move to extend the lockdown went into effect despite complaints, as India's some 360 million people living in poverty say they have been left without support as income sources dried up.

Pence Test Coming Soon

Pence says FDA expected to OK coronavirus antibody test 'in a matter of days'

Vice President Mike Pence told Fox News' Laura Ingraham in an exclusive interview airing Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is very close to approving a viable antibody test that will help determine an individual's immunity to the coronavirus.

Scary Reality Check

GOP Congressman: Lawmakers Must "Put On Our Big Boy and Big Girl Pants" and Let Americans Die

Even as the novel coronavirus continues to kill an incomprehensible number of people, many a policymaker, business leader, and president alike want to know one thing: How soon can we get people back to work and everyday life, and can it be sooner than whenever you're going to tell me because honestly that doesn't really work for my schedule or the economic platform I was hoping to run for reelection on.

Global Cash Fight Worsens

American Medical Association calls on Trump to reconsider 'dangerous' halting of WHO funding

The American Medical Association (AMA) called on President Trump Donald John Trump Senate committee to investigate origin of, response to coronavirus pandemic Amash teases possibility of third-party presidential bid Overnight Health Care: Trump fires back at critics during briefing | Trump claims he has authority on when to reopen states | Governors form groups to discuss plans | Fauci offers support to Trump | House delays return MORE to reconsider halting U.S.

Local Design Love

KC designer uses skills to make face masks

One Kansas City designer is using her skills to help protect those on the front lines."As a designer, my business is used to being just custom orders. I find out what they feel like and kind of transition that into their outfit," said Nataliya Meyer, owner of Lucia's Sarto Custom Sewing.At Lucia's Sarto, rows of gowns and half-finished pieces line the workspace.

Nice Old School Calling Card

Local nonprofit starts 'phone pal' system to visit with isolated seniors, needing volunteers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One metro nonprofit wants to make sure local seniors have companionship during this crisis, and they've found a way to do it while following social distancing guidelines. For the past 50 years, the Shepherd's Center has worked to minimize social isolation for seniors.

Pandemic Pet Celebration

KC Pet Project launching virtual animal adoption program

KC Pet Project has been working to adapt to new regulations needed after the start of the stay-at-home order to combat COVID-19.The shelter said Tuesday that it is now prepared to handle adoptions -- but things are going to look a little different.If you're looking for your new best friend, KCPP will be offering adoptions virtually.

Kansas City First Responder Well Remembered

Family reflects on selfless legacy of Kansas City EMT who died from coronavirus

KANSAS CITY, Mo - The Firefighter Fountain is the only fountain flowing in Kansas City. It was turned on Tuesday during a ceremony to honor EMT Billy Birmingham, who died Monday of COVID-19. Birmingham was one of 24 children, was the father of seven, had over a dozen grandchildren and a handful of great-grandchildren.

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Anonymous said...

The Ivy League scientists have been social distancing for most of their lives so it's no big deal for them. Clamping down on the economy for years at a time is a very big deal and can't last permanently.

Anonymous said...


Great. By then we should be really good at it.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ dumbass.

Hp said...

Everyone is entitled to their opinion and Americans should be allowed to get a second opinion from other doctors.

Diddling Don said...

Trump lied; Americans died. This ENTIRE mess is his fault. God-damned idiot played golf, attended fundraisers, threw MAGA parties, and tweeted his balls off while Rome burned to the ground. Thanks, Deplorables. Good luck trying to reverse mortgage your dilapidated double-wide trailer for food money.

Anonymous said...

Give it up loser. You're not interesting, humorous or entertaining, it's getting embarrassing.

Byron Funkhouser said...

This will have permanent consequences. We've endured these paradigm shifts before - the Civil War, The First World War, the Great Depression, the Second World War, the Vietnam War & 9-11. Scholars will debate the why's & the wherefore's, & thousands of books will be written about the Great Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020.

History will not be kind to Donald J. Trump.

Every word of every rally, of every press conference & every tweet will be preserved for prosperity to ponder & wonder at. People of the future will wonder at us, too. How could we have let this happen? Why did we not stop him from destroying our country & our way of life?

We will never fully recover as we have never fully recovered from the other paradigm events that we have endured. Each one changed us & this will change us, too.

I hope it is for the better. But, it will ultimately be up to our grandchildren to see if we are a Phoenix, or a Rome.

Anonymous said...

Mayor Lucas is to blame for 12 deaths as he knew back in January and even before this was going to happen and he did nothing to protect the residents of Kansas City.
Mayor Lucas needs to be removed from office for being a lazy no good sumbitch whose lack of action has killed people here in Kansas City.

Anonymous said...

Please catch this virus and do mankind a favor by dying from it.

Diddling Don said...

It gives me great pleasure to make your day worse. Thanks for paying attention, Deplorable.

Anonymous said...

What virus? King Donald has it under control.

KC voter said...

^^^ wrong and wrong.

Mayor Lucas quickly stepped up and did the right thing by canceling the big 12 and the parade. He has been a better leader than most and KC is better because of it.

Anonymous said...

Holy dogshit, are people actually on here debating the merits of governmental entities on a death toll less than the average flu deaths? In a pandemic that has miraculously reduced flu deaths as covid deaths increase? If we recover and the power grab by the deep-state aka NWO aka entrenched bureaucracy hasn't totally destroyed freedom, the books will make a laughing stock of society so willing to cede complete and utter power to the bureaucracy over absolutely nothing. And yes, even if we make it to the latest and greatest bureaucrat "scientist's" models of 60k deaths, that is literally nothing.

Anonymous said...

It would be fitting if you became one of the 60K of this very average flu since you are also literally nothing.

Anonymous said...

Yeah sure he did, man not sure whose the dumbest you or Funkyshit.

anonymous said...

And do you hear Mommy yelling down the basement stairs telling you to change that pair of Size XXXXL Sweatpants you've been wearing for five months?

Anonymous said...

Did you say goodbye to your gramma yet? Just sayin, you can drive your new truck to the hospital but the nurses won't let you be with her.
Or do you think ICU social distancing should be relaxed too??

Anonymous said...

C'mon Don I hate Trump too but to be fair he was also so very busy in Jan. and Feb. with not testifying at his impeachment and taking revenge on his political enemies.

Anonymous said...

Obamacare ended that. You must not have too much experience with the post Obama medical field.

Anonymous said...

Byron just likes to type. He is the attention Drama poster boy for Tonyskc. Like Andy Dick of the Hollyqueer scene, we have are own local Dick.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Trump Spreads it.. You have to be one simple mfer. China did this. Own up to it and move on with your pathetic world.

Anonymous said...

DUH exactly what the MSM told you to think....good boy!

Anonymous said...

It's OK loser, don't take it personal, it's just that all you can do is parrot what the talking heads on tv tell you to think...it's embarrassing what little you offer to the conversation, please try harder is all Fren.

Anonymous said...

Exactly, bunch of morons only capable of parroting what the talking heads on TV told them to think. This will go down in history as the biggest fakest power grab where americans willing gave up their right to free movement, thought, speech and assembly for NOTHING more than a bad flu year.

Anonymous said...

Anything from the Guardian needs to be regarded as leftist news pollution.

Anonymous said...

^^ Funny, because that is all you can do. Unable to think for yourself. Your shift at Walmart must be overwhelming. Move on to your gay rights, Oprah says and the Mexican kids in cages..LOL

Anonymous said...

^^ Fuck you both ^^^...Geezers fucks.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile the poster at 8:34 offers nothing , but believes they told the previous poster that they did not. Keep up your replies. Dickshit

Anonymous said...

I dunno 1:17, I've had the flu before, didn't work for a week but recovered just fine. Despite your deepest wish that this novel-flu would wipe out free-thinking people only (aka the most hated enemy of the prog party), I think you'll be sadly disappointed. And yes, sad but true, 60k deaths a year of flu (the 5th or 6th highest rate) is truly nothing in a population of 330m.

Anonymous said...

It's OK, actually getting entertaining how vehemently you advocate for giving your rights when faced with a fake plague promoted by a corrupt bought off media, but you just keep slurping up the propaganda like a good boy, Fren.

Hu Fludu said...

KANSAS: 1426 cases, with 69 deaths = Mortality rate of 4.84 percent
MISSOURI: 4686 cases, with 133 deaths = Mortality rate of 2.84 percent
Why has Kansas consistently reported a COVID-19 that is nearly 2X as lethal as the same virus in neighboring Missouri?
Answer: Because ever since KS Governor Kelly closed schools for the remainder of the semester, in mid-March, when there was only 1 death in the state, she's been playing political games to maximize the threat and consolidate power. An analysis of KS death certificates and medical records will reveal that many of those reported as having died from COVID-19 did not. Governors that are inflating their COVID-19 cases/deaths are looking for more federal dollars and political attention.
It is very interesting that the death rate in Sweden is by no means excessive compared to any other Western country that has locked its citizens down. The only restrictions were on gatherings of 50 or more people, and advice such as over-70s being urged to stay at home. Swedish schools, shops, restaurants, and pubs all remained open. Nevertheless, The World Health Organization (WHO), has been insisting that Sweden lock its people down. The corruption behind the WHO and how it is being dominated by Bill Gates is a matter of record. Sweden is demonstrating to the world that the lockdown is absurd and it has NOT prevented anything. Sweden is treating its population with respect, unlike the rest of the Western powers.

The problem is very clear. Sweden is proving that the lockdown insisted by Bill Gates is nonsense and it has deliberately undermined the world economy, destroyed jobs, and is subjecting people to the loss of all privacy and liberty – but to what end? Is this a major socialist move to wipe out small business and then allow only state-run businesses or large corporations who donate to the Socialists for favored status to survive?

Something is just not right!

Anonymous said...

We still know less about the virus than we need to. We do not even know yet whether those who have had the virus are fully or partially immune to another onset. We have no effective test yet, nor a vaccine, and it is uncertain when we will have either.

My point is, predictions about how long we will have to quarantine or social distance are just guesses. Educated guesses in some cases, but still guesses.

As for the poster's prediction how history will treat Trump, it too is a guess. An uneducated one, but still a guess. He has not been right about anything so far, and likely is not this time either.

Anonymous said...

Please take your meds. The delusions are back stronger than ever.

Anonymous said...

Sure. If we'd been following lazy Trump and Faux News all this time, the death toll would be into the hundreds of thousands. Maybe more. They clearly lie each day.

Anonymous said...

Weird Guy is such a Chicken Little. No wonder he supports Biden and is a transgender Democrat.

Anonymous said...

834, offering to the conversation, hahahaha.

Angela K. said...

^^^^ ugly politics won't help Trump win with 17 million people out of work.

Your president sucks and so does your meanness. Do you think anyone wants to vote for hatred again?

Anonymous said...

Kansas City’s 'Corona Shutdown' Continues Despite Lower Than Expected Outbreak - 21st Century Wire

Anonymous said...

Angela, do u consider being a war monger mean?
Vote 3rd party.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile in Sweden life goes on and they are no worse off than anywhere else in the short term, but will be way ahead of everyone else in the longterm.

Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania apparently have had enough, mass protests against the ill advised shutdowns are beginning, but you won't hear about on it on the MSM.

Hu Fludu said...

That's right WIMPY!
You have NO ability to think or reason, are incapable of refuting any of the points made, so you must rely upon sophomoric insults to make yourself feel better than the LOSER that everyone sees you for.
If you want to debate, get a brain transplant and get back to me, otherwise keep your nonsense to yourself.

Anonymous said...

Yeah Angela, how wars, destabilizations and killings was peaceful obama responsible for at this point in his administration?

But but he he had government pay for mentally disturbed people to castrate themselves so as not to be a big fat meany poo poo pants.

Anonymous said...

1050 but we have been following trump and the deaths are a fraction of what the fearmongers predicted. According to them and you trump saved over 2.4 million lives. Get on bended knee because trump is your god now. You are welcome.

Anonymous said...

Voting third party is a vote for Trump. Think about it.

Anonymous said...

It's over for the fearmongering globalists, America is not going softly into the night.

Mass protests in Mich, Penn and Ohio, but you won't see a word of it in the MSM


Anonymous said...

^^^ Liar.

You have experience with nothing.

Anonymous said...

And yet it's on CNN.com. Weird.