Delta Resurrects COVID Fear In Kansas City

As always, we advise locals that they SHOULD NOT PANIC and read news skeptically and even cynically.

Nevertheless, there's no denying that COVID reports continue to spike.

Here are some of the most interesting that we'd like to share right now . . .

Truman Medical Centers creates center for COVID-19 long haulers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Truman Medical Centers/University Health created a center to help people that still feel sick after getting COVID-19. Doctors call people with lingering side effects "long haulers." The hospital states on its that it hopes to help people navigate those long lasting side effects from the virus after testing positive.

Missouri mayor says solution to COVID-19 surge is vaccination

The mayor of Springfield, Mo., said on Sunday that the solution to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases is for people to get vaccinated. "We know what the solution is. It's vaccination. People need to get it. It's readily available," Ken McClure (I) told host John Dickerson on CBS's "Face The Nation."

COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES: Missouri reports more than 1K in new cases for 6th straight day

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates around the Kansas City metro area, and in Kansas and Missouri.What you need to know:The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Friday the state has 323,385 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and there have been 5,197 deaths since the outbreak started.

Kansans face uncertainty as JoCo judge rules SB 40 'unenforceable' - The Sentinel

Business owners, parents, and Kansas residents face uncertainty if counties or school boards issue new COVID-related mandates after a Johnson County judge this week ruled that SB 40, an update of the Kansas Emergency Mandate Act, is unconstitutional. Judge David Hauber's opinion calls Senate Bill 40, "unenforceable."

Two Athletes Tested Positive For COVID-19 At The Olympic Village Five Days Ahead Of The Games

Two soccer players and a video analyst from South Africa have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Olympic Village in Tokyo - just five days before the opening ceremony of the Summer Games. Players Thabiso Monyane and Kamohelo Mahlatsi and video analyst Mario Masha are now in the Tokyo 2020 isolation facility, a Team South Africa statement said on Sunday.

Doctors and health officials say their latest Covid-19 hospital patients are unvaccinated and increasingly younger

Covid-19 is putting younger, healthy and mostly unvaccinated people in hospitals at higher rates as cases continue to climb in much of the US, health experts say.

Celebration at KCK church doubles as opportunity for vaccination

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- As the delta variant is causing COVID-19 cases to rise, a Wyandotte County church blended a milestone with the opportunity to get more people vaccinated. New Bethel Church in KCK celebrated their 73rd anniversary Sunday. There were some vintage cars and traditional food and music.

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