Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Kansas City Hospitals Refuse Help From Guv Parson Despite COVID Staffing Concerns

Right now we take a glimpse at politics amid the ongoing pandemic and local opposition against the GOP Guv who led the effort to OBLITERATE MISSOURI DEMOCRATS during the 2020 election.

Moreover, causal readers might think that COVID-19 concern would spark greater cooperation.

Obviously, that's not the case . . . Read more . . .

Some Kansas City-Area Hospitals Decline To Participate In State Plan To Provide More Workers

A week after Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced plans to bring temporary health care workers into the state, it's unclear whether any Kansas City-area hospitals will be participating in the program. Parson last week said a 12-week partnership with Vizient, a Texas-based staffing company, will provide up to 760 temporary workers to help increase bed capacity at hospitals across the state.


Anonymous said...

I guess what this proves is killer kc has too low a covid 19 cases to warrant more help....

What say you mayor?

Anonymous said...

The hospitals don't need any help as a matter of fact when the virus hit last spring a majority of the staff at St Lukes east had let people go. They were using the emergency entrance for everyone who went into and out of the hospital. That hospital was like a ghost town. I was there many times for radiation and there was no pandemic concerns and no people only staff that was for people who needed to go to the hospital for things like cancer. I wish everyone would stop trying to exaggerate this virus, no one is listening the stores and streets are packed. They are going to try and pull a dark winter. Don't listen to them it's a political propaganda trick.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Anthony Fauci admitted in a newly resurfaced video that the widely used PCR tests pick up harmless fragments of the coronarvirus, resulting in many false-positive cases that result in overstating the threat.

Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was commenting in a July 16 episode of "This Week in Virology" science podcast hosted by Columbia University virologist Vincent Racaniello.

The number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 spiked in October, and last Thursday the U.S posted a new one-day record of nearly 120,000 new cases.

The issue with PCR tests – short for polymerase chain reaction – is the "cycle threshold" at which they operate. The tests multiply a virus fragment over a series of cycles until it can reliably detect the virus within a sample. The more cycles needed to detect the virus, the smaller and weaker the original sample was.

That means detecting a virus in a person after a high number of cycles, resulting in a "positive case," is relatively meaningless, because the person won't get sick and is not infectious.

Fauci acknowledged in the interview that at 35 cycles or higher, the chances of the test being accurate are "minuscule."

"It's very frustrating for the patients as well as for the physicians," he said, when "somebody comes in, and they repeat their PCR, and it's like a 37 cycle threshold, but you almost never can culture virus from a 37 threshold cycle."

"So, I think if somebody does come in with 37, 38, even 36, you got to say, you know, it's just dead nucleotides, period," said Fauci, the top White House coronavirus adviser.

He pointed out that patients usually are not told their cycle threshold after testing positive.
Thanks to the exceptional investigative journalists at The Sentinel, we know what regional labs are using for their cycle threshold coronavirus testing:

"The New York Times reported in August that some of the nation’s leading public health officials say the standard COVID tests with cycle thresholds at 40 or higher are “diagnosing huge numbers of people who may be carrying relatively insignificant amounts of the virus.” Virologists and most researchers, including the Centers for Disease Control, agree that it is difficult to find live virus capable of transmission beyond 34 cycles. But the Kansas state lab, which conducts about 24% of all tests in the state, is using a cycle threshold of 42 cycles and likely finding dead virus particles that can’t be transmitted to others."

"The Sentinel found private labs are also using cycle thresholds above virus viability. Quest Diagnostics, in Lenexa and Salina, sets their cycle threshold at 40. LabCorp, in Kansas City, KS, Kansas City, MO, Lawrence, Overland Park, Salina, and Wichita, sets their PCR test to a cycle threshold of 38."

Once again, Dr. Fauci acknowledged in the interview that at 35 cycles or higher, the chances of the test being accurate are "minuscule."
KS state lab = 42 cycles
Quest Diagnostics = 40 cycles
LabCorp = 38 cycles

Anonymous said...

8:19 Thanks Dr. for your long explanation of what is REALLY going on. If it wasn't for you, we would not know the truth. I think your article should be sent to the American Medical Assn.

Not, just like a know-it-all cracker trying to show how smart he is.

Anonymous said...

Parson is likely just wasting federal dollars on this stupid staffing company.

Anonymous said...

Fauci is a lying government political hack like Rex Archer.

Neither one practice real medicine as they were failures as doctors early in their careers in private practice.

Hospitals were laying off nurses and staff last Spring because patients quit going to the hospitals for elective surgery and hospitals were 50% of capacity.

If this was a true pandemic the hospitals would have been at 100% capacity.

Now the hospitals refuse extra help from the State because there is no emergency.

The Corporate Media is nothing but political liars.

If Covid-19 was the deathly pandemic they claim it is; the hospitals would be overflowing with patients, there would NOT have been medical layoffs and they would be begging for volunteers.

We would be seeing bodies in the streets if Corona Virus was 1/10th as bad as the media has everyone believing.

American network and cable news networks are corrupt pieces of trash.

Corona Virus was politicized. Cuomo is saying he needs ventilators when he has thousands stored away in a warehouse not being used. Cuomo also murdered thousands of elderly in nursing homes.

The National Enquirer has more credibility than CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NY Times, Washington Post etc.

Anonymous said...

Parsons is a joke.

No need for more republican screw ups when it comes to COVID. They have already screwed us enough.

Anonymous said...

Under President Trump's leadership; the United States has not one; but three vaccines that soon will be distributed to Americans to immunize our citizens from corona virus which was let loose on the world by China Joe Biden's Communist China friends.

Thank you President Trump !

Roast in hell China Joe Biden.

Alpinista said...

They probably didn't want to pay the unwritten costs of administrating this assistance, or deal with a bunch of bureaucratic legalese.

There's no such thing as a free lunch.

They are actually too busy to be bothered with token assistance. If the governor really wanted to help the health care workers he would issue a state wide mask mandate.

He would rather leave administrative duties to the local governments so they can take the heat from the public.

Like, Trump, he is not being a leader, he is in fact avoiding the responsibility of leadership.

Bandit said...

Never let a crisis go to waste. Where have we heard that before? Anyone? Anyone?

Anonymous said...

All the above said and done... China did this intentionally. Pay attention folks. No conspiracy theory in my blood. It's the truth!

Anonymous said...

you must of been in line at the convenience store - if so, that breathing did not sound good. good luck.

i hope my type o- blood resists the germs.

Anonymous said...

Pipe down, MAGATS. You lost. Scram.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...kinda reinforces the notion that this virus is more political than deadly.

Joe Bidet said...

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Anonymous said...

well, i think it's a black she. she seems bored with our ordinary blather hence the ^^.

Anonymous said...

and yet over 3,000 people die from the virus yesterday. So weird!

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

and yet it happened. So weird!

Anonymous said...

I bet the 300,000 dead and the millions of their relatives are just like, “oh well. No biggie.” So political.

Anonymous said...

It looks like 5 people died in Missouri on 12/9, the last day for which data is available. So weird!

Tab said...