Sunday, May 03, 2020

Kansas City Sunday Night Contemplation On Last REAL Night Of Coronavirus Lockdown

The total Kansas City metro coronavirus lockdown is nothing more than a persistent myth after tonight.

With nearby Clay & Platte County ending their lockdown along with NKC . . . The precautionary effectiveness of local COVID-19 mitigation efforts are seriously weakened.

Moreover . . .

If we're locked down again it'll be because hundreds, if not thousands, of people have died in a very short period of time and the threshold required to do this level of damage to the local economy will likely be much higher and come with unimaginable human suffering.

Make no mistake that stepping out of the lockdown is nothing less than a leap of faith.

And that sketchy policy inspired this thought:

The politics of TKC are purposefully indecipherable or at least unpredictable even to the author. But on this last night of the lockdown we share cognitive dissonance that most are likely confronting. Ultimately, aside from the public long gun intimidation and bully bro swagger, we’re on the side of less people getting sick and dying – IF that sentiment happens to fall on the right and contradicts some of the scientific models we’ve seen. So be it. So far EVERYONE’S PREDICTIONS HAVE BEEN WRONG and that’s a good thing. There have yet to be a food riots on American soil, the models overestimated the coronavirus sickness & death toll and violence has kept on a typical pace seemingly unimpaired one way or another by the global crisis. Accordingly, the politics of the situation becomes less important than the hope that more people avoid suffering & death. Mileage may vary on this sentiment, because for some horrible people out there, rhetorical vindication is far more important than the ramifications for humanity.

And so, once again we share a quick stat update of where we stand in this COVID-19 fight as nearby counties open up at morning’s light . . .

KCMO Health Department: As of May, 3rd KCMO has recorded 573 positive COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths

KMBC: The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 232 new confirmed coronavirus cases Saturday, taking the state total to 8,386. In addition, one new death was attributed to COVID-19 in the state, taking the death total to 352 people.

KCTV5: The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday. The department said the state now has 5,030 confirmed cases with 134 deaths.

Moreover, here's a look at the bigger picture as we wish readers good night and good luck . . .

SecState Targets China

Mike Pompeo: 'enormous evidence' coronavirus came from Chinese lab

The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, claimed on Sunday there is "enormous evidence" the coronavirus outbreak originated in a Chinese laboratory - but did not provide any of the alleged evidence. Pandemic brings Trump's war on science to the boil - but who will win?

COVID-19 Blame Game

Trump defends the US's bungled coronavirus response by claiming Fauci told him 'it's not gonna be a big deal'

President Donald Trump said at a Fox News town hall on Sunday night that "everybody," including leading infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, previously downplayed the severity of the virus. In response to a question about why he did not act sooner to prepare for a COVID-19 outbreak in the US, Trump said Fauci "was saying it's gonna pass, not gonna be a big deal."

Coronavirus Pandemic Promise From Prez Trump

Trump predicts US will have coronavirus vaccine by year's end

President Trump Donald John Trump Major hotel group to return millions in PPP funding Trump administration's 'Operation Warp Speed' looking at 14 potential COVID-19 vaccines to fast-track Tlaib, Lowenthal pen op-ed asking Trump administration to release aid to Palestinians to fight COVID-19 MORE said Sunday that his administration is confident the United States will have a vaccine for the novel coronavirus by the end of the year.

Global Cure Competition

Fears rise that Trump will incite a global vaccine brawl

"You would think that, based on the past, that the U.S. would be a galvanizing, lead element in pushing for transparency and early planning" on the vaccine front, said Stephen Morrison, who runs a global health program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. "I don't think that's true in this administration."

Sunday Night Prayer

Rev. Billy Cerveny: A sermon of hope as coronavirus pandemic continues and churches remain empty

Sexual addiction was destroying my friend's life and if he didn't get help he was going to end up in handcuffs. This was clear to both of us as he sat across the lunch table telling me about the secret world he had built to nurture and hide his addiction.

As always, thanks for reading this week. Hopefully, we'll have more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!


Anonymous said...

the one guy who hasn't been wrong was the comment dude who said that murders will outpace coronavirus deaths. That's a macabre way to look at things and this month he's wrong. sad to say it but hopefully he'll ultimately be proven right.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Pick your poison or maybe just try to stay at home.

Save KC said...

^^^ +1

Everybody should have stuck with May 15th. That was a better plan.

Anonymous said...

Trump is such an impeached loser. Like all his snowflakes, can’t admit any faults. Blames others.

Anonymous said...

If you want to stay at home until May 15, go ahead. Other people can take precautions and go about their lives. Kansas City is always wrong so what is new.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Problem is you @12:56 act as super spreaders and endanger everyone else. Somebody get this guy up to speed!

I Love Kansas City said...

God bless us, every one.

Anonymous said...

There are going to be people seeking revenge if they lose a loved one now. Be vigilant.

Anonymous said...

Sounds to me like most of you chuds are ready to get back to the Buffalo Wild Wings dining rooms!

Anonymous said...

A vaccine by the end of the year? RELIABLE ones cant be created that fast. Trump has NO scientific training. His lies are gonna get more people killed and this one will come back to bite him in the ass.

Anonymous said...

"Mike Pompeo: 'enormous evidence' coronavirus came from Chinese lab"

And Nixon claimed he had a secret plan.

Anonymous said...

4:13 dr birx and Fauci both have said there can and should be a vaccine by the end of the year so you look like a crybaby Hillary loser. Want some cheese to go with that whine soy boi.

6:57 why is it so hard for you to believe that the evidence is pointing towards a lab in China? Does it hurt your head when the truth doesn’t match the lies of fake news media.

Anonymous said...

^^nah. We're just smarter than you. We all are able to see both sides, and know what's lies, falsehoods and propaganda. You aren't able to do so. Everything you know you got from Faux News. You're like a mushroom..kept in the dark and fed shit all day. God back and watch some more and be told what to think.

Anonymous said...

Everyone's a fucking expert ��������������

Anonymous said...

Gee whiz, Trump is always such a straight shooter. I see no reason not to believe the words that come out of that caked up face hole.

Pompeo - there's always a lot of evidence, until that evidence is just never anyone.

Anonymous said...

Is that evidence in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?

Anonymous said...

Pussy Pompeo Pontificates Prodigiously!
Proof Provided?

Anonymous said...

I agree with Reverend Ceverney, I too hope the Churches stay empty!
That will save a lot of live, and more than a few minds.

Diddling Don said...

Trump lied; 68,000+ Americans died. Highest daily death counts rising. Covidiots demand FREEDUMB to kill more Americans so they can get haircuts.

So the Deplorables remember what REALLY happened...

Jan. 22: “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China.”

Jan. 31: Trip to Mar-a-Lago for golfing

Feb. 01: Golfing

Feb. 02: Golfing

Feb. 2: “We pretty much shut it down coming in from China. It’s going to be fine.”

Feb. 10: MAGA rally

Feb. 12: Fundraiser

Feb. 14: Trip to Mar-a-lago for golfing

Feb. 15: Golfing

Feb. 16: Stayed at Mar-a-logo

Feb. 18: Fundraiser

Feb. 19: Fundraiser

Feb. 20: MAGA Rally

Feb. 21: MAGA Rally

Feb. 24: “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA… Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”

Feb. 25: “CDC & my administration are doing a GREAT job of handling Coronavirus.”

Feb. 25: “I think that’s a problem that’s going to go away. They have studied it. They know very much. In fact, we’re very close to a vaccine.”

Feb. 26: “We’re going very substantially down, not up.”

Feb. 27: “One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”

Feb. 28: “We’re ordering a lot of supplies. We’re ordering a lot of, uh, elements that frankly we wouldn’t be ordering unless it was something like this. But we’re ordering a lot of different elements of medical.”

Feb. 28: MAGA Rally

March 2: “You take a solid flu vaccine, you don’t think that could have an impact, or much of an impact, on corona?”

March 2: “A lot of things are happening, a lot of very exciting things are happening and they’re happening very rapidly.”

March 4: “If we have thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work – some of them go to work, but they get better.”

March 4: “I never said people that are feeling sick should go to work.”

March 6: “I think we’re doing a really good job in this country at keeping it down… a tremendous job at keeping it down.”

March 6: “Anybody right now, and yesterday, anybody that needs a test gets a test. And the tests are beautiful. They are perfect just like the letter was perfect. The transcription was perfect. Right? This was not as perfect as that but pretty good.”

March 6: “I like this stuff. I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it. Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.”

March 6: “I don’t need to have the numbers double b/c of 1 ship that wasn’t our fault.”

March 8: “We have a perfectly coordinated and fine tuned plan at the White House for our attack on Coronavirus.”

March 9: “The Fake News media & their partner, the Democrat Party, is doing everything within its semi-considerable power to inflame the Coronavirus situation.”

March 10: “It will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away.”

March 24: ""I'd love to have it open by Easter, OK? I would love to have it open by Easter."

March 29: "'So that was an aspirational number. I didn't say "Easter.'"

April 1: "I have, you know, hundreds of millions of people. Number one on Facebook. Did you know I was number one on Facebook? I mean, I just found out I’m number one on Facebook. I thought that was very nice for whatever it means."

April 1: "You know, again, because of what we've done and because of the fact that we've stopped the flow from China so early -- because the question is, from a lot of my friends, 'Why didn't we just wing it? Why didn't we just wing it?'"

April 1: "But I didn't say that. I didn't say that."

MDSF said...

....So what kind of god does this to people?

Anonymous said...

11:15 it's not God it's the followers, the Spanish Flu should have been called the White Christian Flu, it started and spread through congregations of christian's, and then to the rest of the world through religious meetings, got to worship together, I cannot wait until the christian start dropping like flies in the communities where they had to get together and pray.

Anonymous said...

^^^^I'm no Bible thumper, but that's bullshit. It started at Fort Riley and spread via our troops being shipped overseas in cramped troop ships.

Anonymous said...

For those that question the mayors decision to lock down Kansas City. Here is a little math. Missouri population 6.137 million. Kansas City Population - 491,000. KCMO makes up about 8% of the states population. Missouri death toll so far - 352 people. KCMO deaths - 15 people. Just about 4%.

Yet Kansas City, as a larger, denser, metro area would be expected to have a higher infection rate and death toll than mostly small town and rural Missouri. Looks to me like early action by the mayor has likely saved lives, and reduced illness.

You can all decide how much inconvenience those lives are worth.