EVERYBODY Stays Losing Kansas City COVID Delta Debate

The latest round in the plague fight isn't really helping any political faction which might be the best sign that THE THREAT IS VERY REAL . . . As if 610K American deaths reported isn't enough to convince reasonable people.

Locally, we're seeing COVID mask confusion and a very understandable resistance to renewed advice about face coverings . . . Meanwhile, school policy and biz impact is at the forefront of the debate as demand for the vaxx remains shockingly low.

Here are some recent and worthwhile links on all things LOCAL & COVID . . .

Talk of mask mandates returning has Kansas City businesses asking questions

Kansas City hospitals are full, and COVID-19 cases are rising. Some of the area's top doctors have started calling for mask mandates once again.At the Hood Barbershop off North Vivion Road, masks are something to talk about."A lot of people saying that they should mandate masks again," said barber Leonard Cooper.Cooper said we are so close to the end of the pandemic.

Shawnee Mission school board to discuss whether to require masks for elementary students on Monday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Shawnee Mission School District will discuss two separate COVID-19 mitigation proposals for the upcoming school year on Monday, and there's a chance elementary students will be required to wear masks. Under Proposal A, the district would strongly recommend unvaccinated students to wear masks until they receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

'We are in trouble:' Kansas City doctor says as hospitals start to run out of beds

Kansas City-area health leaders warn they'll no longer accept transfer patients from other areas because hospitals are running out of beds.We've seen COVID-19 surges before in the metro, the difference right now is there are lots of people in hospitals for non-COVID-19 reasons, things such as strokes, heart attacks and accidents."We are past the tipping point.

Covid cases are rising again in all 50 states across U.S. as delta variant tightens its grip

Covid cases are on the rise in all 50 states and the District of Columbia as the delta variant rapidly spreads across the U.S. and the virus once again tightens its grip. The U.S.

GOP roiled over endorsing Covid shots

A news conference with Republican doctors in Congress, ostensibly to discuss the Delta variant, instead turned into a forum for the lawmakers to repeat unverified claims that the virus escaped from a lab in China, and to bash Democrats for not thoroughly investigating Covid's origins. "That is their choice," Rep.

Lucas: Best way to fight COVID-19 in Kansas City is through vaccination

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) --- St. Louis will be bringing back a mask requirement next week, leading many to wonder about its neighbor to the west. Will Kansas City? Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said that while there is no mandatory requirement, he is encouraging residents to wear masks in large indoor settings.

Most unvaccinated Americans unlikely to get shots, poll finds, as Delta spreads - as it happened

About 16% of unvaccinated Americans say they will get the shots, AP poll finds, while cases likely to accelerate through summer

'They've Seen The Lord': Biden Praises GOP Governors For 'Altar Call' On Vaccines

President Joe Biden on Friday lauded Republican governors and conservative pundits for calling more strongly in recent days for Americans to get vaccinated against coronavirus, describing them as having had an "altar call" as the U.S. faces a resurgence of the virus due to the spread of the more infectious Delta variant.

Some Kansas City metro residents change habits as COVID-19 delta variant spreads

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department has reported 684 new cases of COVID-19 in the past week, averaging 98 cases a day. And as those numbers climb, people's habits are starting to become more precautionary.

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