Sunday, September 27, 2020

Kansas City Sunday Newsie Navel-Gazing

To be fair, we could also call this "blogging" but sadly these screeds don't have any good jokes are links to Insta-hotties. Instead, public radio offers us a series of first person narratives on local life during the pandemic as told by public radio journalists.

Enjoy the whispers . . .

The Story So Far In Kansas City: How The Last Six Months Have Changed Us

We've been through a half a year of coronavirus in Kansas City. It's time to take stock of major changes and subtle shifts in lives of real people here in town, starting with the real people you hear on the radio.


Bandit said...

What public radio offers is a cure for insomniacs. 😏🙄

Anonymous said...

This article is BS big time. The dumbest thing I've ever read not to mention just lies just pure lies.

Anonymous said...

"Being Black was tough enough before 2020." —Paul Nyakatura

Paul considers himself a VICTIM!

But he's a voluntary victim of liberal Democratic Party politics which ceaselessly strives to brainwash people of color into accepting a role of indentured servitude.

Democratic Party leadership is dominated by older wealthy white people (Biden, Pelosi, Schumer, Clinton, etc.) who regard people of color as their personal domestic help.

Anonymous said...

I think you are confusing conservatives with Democrats.

Anonymous said...

it's good of you to post from kcur

your knuckle-dragging commenters won't read or listen to it but it's good of you to try, anyway.

Anonymous said...

Baby monitors have more listeners than kcur

Charlie Horse said...

In the old days a scanner could pick up close by baby monitors and also the parents having sex in the next room.

Anonymous said...

Cell phones too.

Anonymous said...

What are the real chances of dying if you are infected with COVID-19? You’ll probably be surprised how low they are according to new numbers from the Center for Disease Control. We’ll state those numbers simply for those of you who aren’t crazy about math.

The CDC’s new estimate, for the first time, is broken down by age groups. Here is what the CDC calls its “current best estimate” of chances of dying from the virus if you get infected:

1 out of 34,000 for ages 0 to 19;

1 out of 5,000 for ages 20 to 49;

1 out of 200 for ages 50 to 69; and

1 out of 20 for ages 70 and up.

Here’s another way to look at the same numbers. If you get infected, your chances of surviving are as follows:

Age Group Probability of Survival

0-19: 99.997%
20-49: 99.98%
50-69: 99.5%
70+: 94.6%

The CDC’s numbers are actually published as what’s called the “Infection Fatality Ratio” or IFR.