Saturday, April 04, 2020

Kansas City Saturday Coronavirus Update



An collection of stories regarding the ongoing fight against the pandemic, public health and just a few Kansas City human interest items.


Kansas City Coronavirus Testing Ramps Up

KC research firm testing vaccine for COVID-19

The Center for Pharmaceutical Research in Kansas City is among the first sites testing a vaccine for COVID-19.The Food and Drug Administration is fast-tracking the process. Volunteers are already stepping up to be part of the study.The principal investigator said the challenge is like no other."I've done 800 clinical trials in the last 34 years and 100 vaccine trials.


Kansas City Youngster Med Care Confronts Greater Risk

2 subcontractors who worked on Children's Mercy Hospital project test positive for COVID-19

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two workers on a construction job for Children's Mercy Hospital tested positive for COVID-19. The two were subcontractors for McCownGordon, a well-known Kansas City construction company. The two men worked on the Children's Mercy Research Tower project.


JoCo Fights Coronvirus

One of Johnson County's largest hospitals caring for 20 COVID-19 patients

Kansas' most-populous county, Johnson County, has the state's most COVID-19 cases.AdventHealth Center, formerly known to many as the Shawnee Mission Medical Center, is one of the largest hospitals in Johnson County.The hospital's chief medical officer, Dr. Larry Botts, said there are 20 COVID-19 cases in the intensive care unit and


Kansas City Old School Legacy Of Giving Needs Assistance

Shepherd's Center KC is asking for help to continue 50 years of feeding seniors

KANSAS CITY, MO. - Where there's a will there's a way and volunteers at the Shepherd Center in Kansas City are determined to make sure that Monday through Friday, senior citizens have a hot meal delivered to their door. "I've been to the doors.


Keeping It Tight Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

How To Safely Get Outdoor Exercise In Kansas City During A Pandemic

It's officially spring in Kansas City, even with the coronavirus. Around the metro, there are signs Mother Nature is unaware of the pandemic with greener grass, budding flowers and warmer temperatures. That's drawing many people outdoors to take a break from being cooped up indoors following stay-at-home orders.


Exec Frank Applauds Missouri Guv For Stay At Home Order

Jackson County Executive statement on statewide order

April 3, 2020 ~7:37 p.m. By Marshanna Smith Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has issued the following statement on Governor Mike Parson's statewide stay-at-home order: "I would like to tha...


A Mechanic's Prayer

'This is what's called faith' Auto repair shop making sacrifices, keeping Amazon trucks running

Christian Brothers Shawnee is battling multiple challenges while ensuring essential services remain operational


Starting Now: Coronavirus Crackdown In The Dotte

Wyandotte County ramping up stay-at-home enforcement after rapid increase in cases; UG employee dies

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Officials in Wyandotte County are stepping up enforcement on the stay-at-home order after seeing a rapid rise in coronavirus cases, including the death of a Unified Government employee. According to the county's chief medical officer, there have been 137 cases of in Wyandotte County as of Friday night.


Cowtown Joggers Adjust

Hospital Hill Run goes virtual due to COVID-19 outbreak

The annual Hospital Hill Run is the latest race, which will never get to a physical starting line in 2020. Organizers announced Friday night that the June 6 race would be a virtual-only event, Hospital Hill Run Race Director Lisa Drake said in a statement.


Former Kansas Guv Shares Insight On Treatment Options

Former Kansas governor says 2 drugs show promise in treating COVID-19 patients

Hide Transcript Show Transcript TO HIM TODAY ABOUT THIS MEDICATION. MICHEAL: VIA SKYPE, COYLER TALKS OF RESEARCH BEING DONE FIRST IN CHINA, THEN FRANCE AND NOW IN PRESTIGOUS U.S. HOSPITALS. I'M A CONSERVATIVE DOCTOR ON THIS. MICHEAL: IN THE "WALL STREET JOURNAL" HE WRITES ABOUT RESEACHERS COMBINING HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE, HE CALLS, AND AZITHROMYCIN A-Z.


Kansas City Coronavirus Survivor Testimony

'It just zaps your energy': Man believed to have coronavirus details his symptoms

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man believed to have contracted COVID-19 is sharing the daily notes he took as his body fought the virus. There were no tests available when Dave Merriwether and his wife, Marla, became ill in mid-March, but doctors told them their symptoms were consistent with the coronavirus.


Channel 9 Shares More Info And COVID-19 Reporting

Coronavirus in Kansas City: The latest resources and how to keep your family safe

This is a k n b, C, k c W editorial with president and General Manager Sarah Smith. Over the past week, state and city leaders have stressed the importance of obtaining accurate information.


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