There's an interesting pandemic trend at play in Kansas City as plague precautions remain pervasive.
Moreover, it's clear that politics and rhetorical allegiances dominate local share of mind beyond consideration of "science" or any particular belief system.
From one of the smartest people this blogger follows via social media, we share this insight because it's not just opinion but a valuable perspective that offers a view of the world in a different light . . .
"For the past year, I've heard people argue for following the advice of medical professionals. Anyone who said they were capable of making the best decisions about their own health was roundly criticized.
"Now that the CDC has given clearance for fully-vaccinated people to stop wearing masks, in most situations, I'm seeing a lot of apprehension and questions about this medical guidance (FROM THE SAME PEOPLE)."
Accordingly, here's worthwhile info for early birds on the current status of COVID, pandemic politics and perceptions that create our reality . . .
Many Kansas City residents are continuing to mask up despite much of the Kansas City area dropping mask mandates. Kansas City repealed its emergency mask order Friday, following the Centers for Disease Control's announcement that fully vaccinated people don't need to wear masks outdoors and can avoid wearing them indoors in most places.
UnVaxxed Confront Risk
The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, facing blowback over the agency's new liberalized mask guidelines, offered a stark reassurance on Sunday: Only unvaccinated people are at risk if they take off their masks.
Vaccinated Americans spent the most normal weekend for more than a year exploring restored freedoms to gather without masks but also dilemmas over personal and collective responsibility sparked by new government health guidance.
Keep The Mask Handy
ully vaccinated people are exhaling this weekend, ditching masks and easing up on social distancing, per the latest Covid-19 guidance put out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The new advice marks a significant milestone in the nation's effort to stamp out the disease, and signals the beginning of a return to normalcy.
Racism Still Plagues USA
The immunologist who leads the COVID-19 response in the United States said Sunday that "the undeniable effects of racism" have led to unacceptable health disparities that especially hurt African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans during the pandemic."COVID-19 has shown a bright light on our own society's failings," Dr. Anthony Fauci said during a graduation ceremony for Emory University.Speaking by webcast from Washington, D.C., Fauci told the graduates in Atlanta that many members of minority groups work in essential jobs where they might be exposed to the coronavirus.
Turnabout Is Fair Play
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, defended a decision this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lift its mask mandate for people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, despite the confusion it caused state and local health officials.
Data & Double Talk Exposed
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky insists that new coronavirus guidance on mask-wearing is solely based on science and not the result of political pressure. The CDC issued new guidance last week that says people who are fully vaccinated can stop wearing masks, both indoors and outdoors.
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