Our nightly glimpse at the local impact of the pandemic in Kansas City and throughout the Heartland . . .
KCMO Health Department: As of May, 7 KCMO has recorded 715 positive COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths
KMBC: Missouri reports 239 new coronavirus cases Thursday, bringing state total to 9,341. 22 new deaths reported and 418 people have died from the disease.
KCN: Cases of coronavirus in Kansas now stand at 6,144, with 147 deaths
More local links and a big picture perspective after the jump . . .
Complicated Kansas City Reopen Almost Explained
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said their stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 outbreak will end May 3. Many Kansas City metro area cities and counties are on board with the move to reopen businesses and institutions.In Missouri, local health authorities may enforce more restrictive public health requirements for businesses or individuals.
More Medical Protest
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - On Thursday, local hospital workers were demanding hazard pay as they work on the frontlines of this pandemic. Among the list of things they want from Truman Medical Center are more PPE and COVID-19 testing for all hospital workers.
Prez Trump Contradicts CDC
The Trump administration will not implement the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 17-page draft recommendation for reopening America, a senior CDC official confirmed to CNN Thursday.
Reopen How-To . . .
Many Americans now can eat at restaurants, go shopping, and get a haircut. But should they? Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. The month of May marks a new phase of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States.
COVID-19 Competition Cont’d
The coronavirus pandemic will fuel the already-bad rivalry between the U.S. and China, and could even tilt the balance of global power in Beijing's favor, analysts say. Tensions have already flared on a few fronts since the pandemic started. Washington and Beijing are sniping at one another about the true extent and origin of the coronavirus outbreak.
Pandemic STD Risk Reboot
(CNN) The new coronavirus can persist in men's semen even after they have begun to recover, a finding that raises the possibility the virus could be sexually transmitted, Chinese researchers said Thursday. A team at Shangqiu Municipal Hospital tested 38 male patients treated there at the height of the pandemic in China, in January and February.
Local New Rules Again
Photo by Jim Nimmo We're in The New New Normal. What does that look like? Most non-essential business operations that are open to the public, such as retail stores and personal care services, can resume in-person operations, operating under what the mayor described as "a 10/10/10 rule."
Developing . . .