The MSM politically charged numbers game continues amid the pandemic and we can only hope readers will remember that we're talking about REAL PEOPLE here in addition to so much untold suffering by way of mental health hardship, economic suffering and substance abuse challenges.
Nevertheless, here's the stat that will dominate the discourse over the next news cycle and how it applies locally . . .
24/7 Wall Street: U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Top Kansas City's Population
Deets . . .
Deaths from COVID-19 rose above 500,000 in the U.S, a stunning and tragic number that comes 13 months after the first case was discovered in Washington State on January 21, 2021. According to the Microsoft Bing COVID-19 Tracker, U.S. fatal cases are 502,493. The number is about the same as the total residents of Kansas City. It is also 20% of the world’s fatal case total.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Kansas City, Missouri had a population of 495,327 on July 1, 2019, the last date for which a figure is given . . .That makes Kansas City the 38th largest city in the country.
Most of Kansas City is in Jackson County, Missouri. The country has posted 36,552 confirmed cases and 496 deaths . . .
Again there are some people who still deny the numbers and have trouble coping with a historic plague that has FOREVER impacted the lives of billions.
Check the links . . .
STL Post-Dispatch: Fast-spreading UK variant detected in wastewater samples throughout Missouri
As always, thanks for reading this week and hopefully we'll have more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!