As American frustration with the FAILED COVID vaxx rollout increases, this town's city hall honcho throws himself into the fray along and brings a controversial health leader along for the ride.
The reality is that the Mayor swiped this idea from Council Lady Melissa Robinson who seemed to have a more modest and workable idea about simply coordinating vaxx info and helping direct locals who wanted the shot.
This morning's newsie press release makes it seem as if Dr. Rex & Mayor Q will be going door-to-door poking locals . . . . Hopefully, that's not the plan.
Here's the kick-off . . .
My appointments to Kansas City’s COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force reflect Kansas City government’s partnership with Truman Medical Centers, St. Luke’s Hospital System, Research Medical Center, our Federally Qualified Health Centers such as Swope Health Services, and has organizational and operational support from Kansas City-based engineering, architecture and construction firm Burns & McDonnell, as we work to vaccinate vulnerable populations as quickly as possible, to make it easier for all Kansas Citians—particularly those without regular internet access—to determine where and how to get vaccinated.
“For many Kansas Citians—particularly in our Black and brown communities—the rate at which we are able to offer vaccines is the difference between life and death. I have directed the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force to begin meeting immediately and to work with each other and their respective regional leading institutions to provide a transparent plan to most quickly and equitably inoculate our community, with particular emphasis on communities and zip codes that have been most devastated by the pandemic.
Kansas City COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force:
- Dr. Rex Archer – Kansas City Health Department, Director of Public Health
- Renita Mollman, Chair – Burns & McDonnell, Chief Administrative Officer
- Dr. Valerie Chow – Truman Medical Centers, Chair of Department of Anesthesiology
- Kathryn Knotts – Truman Medical Centers, Director of Government Relations
- Dr. Olevia M. Pitts – Research Medical Center, Chief Medical Officer
- Jeron Ravin – Swope Health Services, President and Chief Executive Officer
- Diane Trimble – St. Luke’s Hospital System, Chief Nursing Officer
Further reading . . .
You decide . . .