A glimpse at were we stand as KCMO and the Heartland emerge from the lockdown . . .
KCMO Health Department: As of May, 6 KCMO has recorded 669 positive COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths.
KMBC: The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 186 new confirmed coronavirus cases Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 9,102. In addition, 19 new deaths were reported. A total of 396 people have died from the disease.
WIBW: The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says there are now 5,374 cases of COVID-19 in the state, with 144 deaths.
Accordingly, here are a few more national and local links on the topic of COVID-19 impact . . .
Kansas City Dreams Of Coronavirus Fed Cash Tonight
Federal help for Kansas City to fight the virus may be on the way after all. There had been a dispute between the city and Jackson County over its share $122 million to cover the costs.
Local Food Tragedy Underway
BUCHANAN COUNTY, MO (KCTV) - A Triumph Foods employee has died of the coronavirus. The male Buchanan County resident tested positive for the coronavirus on April 22. Officials say he was in his 40s and had underlying conditions. Triumph Foods sent KCTV5 News a statement confirming the death.
Curvy Late Night Look
We're tracking the curve of coronavirus cases and coronavirus-related deaths that have occurred in Missouri and Kansas.The data shows the total number of COVID-19 cases along with the number of COVID-19 cases per day.
Prez Trump Shares Historical Perspective On Pandemic
US President Donald Trump has described the coronavirus pandemic as the "worst attack" ever on the United States, pointing the finger at China. Mr Trump said the outbreak had hit the US harder than the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in World War Two, or the 9/11 attacks two decades ago.
NYT Ready To Surrender
Magical thinking won't protect us. Then he realized that he had misheard. The task force wasn't "ramping up" but "wrapping up." "I was in shock," said Osterholm, a professor at the University of Minnesota. "We're just in the second inning."
Everybody Enjoys Divisive Blame Game Politics
A popular joke about entitled white women is now a big pandemic meme. In the ongoing, tense conversation over how long America has to remain locked down during the coronavirus pandemic, one of the more absurd moments came two weeks ago: Carolyn Goodman, the mayor of Las Vegas, called for the immediate reopening of her city's casinos, offering her constituents up as a "control group" to test whether stay-at-home measures are actually effective.
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