Kansas City Star Blames Republicans For Missouri COVID Spike

This callous editorial pins a recent rise in sickness against a political philosophy . . . Sadly, the blame game during time of plague is longstanding tactic the American public has endured since the AIDS epidemic of the 80s and winning partisan talking points whilst people suffer from medical drama ALWAYS looks horrible in retrospect.

Here's a more informative report on the spike . . .

Missouri leads nation in highest rate of new COVID cases

Missouri now leads the nation with the highest rate of new COVID-19 infections as vaccinations lag and the Delta variant takes hold. One person in every 1,349 people in the state was diagnosed with COVID-19 from June 13 to Sunday, new data shows.The north-central and southwest part of the state are driving the surge, said Lisa Cox, spokeswoman for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

And then the irresponsible newspaper editorial . . .

Missouri politicians said COVID fight was socialism - now we're No. 1 in new cases

The COVID-19 crisis isn't over, and we shouldn't act as if it is. Yes, yes, we're tired of masks and social distancing. Crowds at the Truman Sports Complex, in the 18th & Vine Jazz District and at the neighborhood pool reflect the hunger for normalcy.

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