In the past 48 hours nearly everybody in the world enjoyed the opportunity to dunk on Ozark party people enjoying Memorial Day weekend.
The only question that really matters:
IS THIS OZARK POOL PARTY SPLASH NOTHING MORE THAN 'VIRTUE SIGNALING' OR WARRANTED FEAR OF WORSENING THE LOCAL IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC?!?!?
The answer to the question might or might not be proven correct by way of COVID-19 hospitalization and death stats in the next few weeks. However, public perception of the deadly plague has also been determined by partisan politics.
Some of our favorite news links on the topic today:
Kansas City Takes Precaution In Dealing With Party People
Westport salon asks Ozark vacationers to reschedule appointments after packed pools over holiday weekend
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - The owner of Beyoutify in Westport decided to reopen Tuesday with a full day of clients. Clients who spent time at Lake of the Ozarks this weekend will have to wait another two weeks to get an appointment.
Missouri GOP Parson Guv Admonishes Ozark Life Choices
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson commented Tuesday on a widely seen video from an outdoor pool and bar at the Lake of the Ozarks, where patrons were seen not socially distancing."I know there was a lot in the news this weekend about the Lake of the Ozarks.
Docs Denounce Good Times
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Medical experts are encouraging partygoers who attended a blowout at the Lake of the Ozarks this Memorial Day to get tested for COVID-19. "I can't believe what I'm seeing," said Dr. Lee Norman, secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. "It was so, not right."
Tracing Uptick Hangover
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Testing and tracing, those are the words the investigative team kept hearing about. We need to find the cases and warn the right people to prevent the spread. The bottom line is Kansas City's infrastructure for contact tracing is terrible and we have not made much progress.
Pool Party Purveyors Double Down On Pandemic Good Times
The owner of Backwater Jack's, an outdoor pool and bar at the Lake of the Ozarks where patrons were seen not socially distancing over Memorial Day weekend, released a statement."No laws were broken. Social distancing is not a crime," owner Gary D.
O'FALLON, Mo. - Leaders in Kansas City and St. Louis are urging people who partied close together at Lake of the Ozarks over the Memorial Day weekend to self-quarantine for two weeks, amid fears that the gatherings documented in social media postings will lead to a resurgence of the coronavirus.
Call For COVID Cooperation From Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Anyone who visited the Lake of the Ozarks during the Memorial Day weekend is being asked to self-quarantine by Kansas health officials. Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Dr. Lee Norman recommended Tuesday that any Kansans who traveled to the Lake of the Ozarks over the weekend and didn't practice social distancing or wear facemasks should self-quarantine for two weeks.
Mayor Q Admits Defeat
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Fallout continues after a video showing massive parties at the Lake of the Ozarks spread online during the Memorial Day Weekend. Officials in St. Louis County, Mo., on Monday evening are telling anyone who was down in the Ozarks for the weekend to self-quarantine for two weeks.
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