Throughout the pandemic Kansas City Health Director Dr. Rex Archer has sparked controversy with his progressive social media ranting and bold coronavirus statements.
However . . .
CRITICS DECRY THE SILENCE OF DR. REX ON AN ALLEGED CORONAVIRUS RISK AT THE STEPS OF CITY HALL!!!
Remember that our blog community was FIRST to question the conditions of the tent city given that they have no running water for hand washing and, even outdoors, the close living quarters of the group has sparked concern.
Sadly, the debate over the conditions and risk of the make-shift camp has been met with silence from an otherwise outspoken Kansas City health professional.
Here's the word . . .
"We're reaching out to Dr. Rex for a statement . . . So far. Nothing. He was quick to argue for school shut downs and lash out at anyone who challenges coronavirus data or climate change policy. But on the topic of protesters he has been mum.
"This is a repeat of the BLM protests all over. There are one set of KCMO rules for small businesses and another for protesters.
"Inside city hall we are disciplined if we have a 'mental lapse' and handshake or pat someone on the back but outside it's 'anything goes' as far as the protesters are concerned. Don't worry, there are more people pressing Dr. Archer about this because he should be required to go on record one way or another. But for now he has been quiet about a very nasty impromptu living space that puts everyone near city hall at risk."
To be fair, neither the mask mandate or social distancing regs are required for outdoor events but they are encouraged.
Also, activists have addressed health concerns and they claim they are taking precautions and avoiding contact with strangers. However, local media have noticed a decline in mask wearing and PPE.
Again, there's no sinks or running water at the location which has, thankfully, enjoyed some of the best weather of the year that has likely prolonged their stay.
Accordingly, here's further reading on THE SEVENTH DAY of the protest . . .
Right-Wing Related From WDAF: Protesters demand end to all public health restrictions in KC metro
Developing . . .