Kansas City Confronts COVID Vaxx & Mask Fight Amid Plague Spike!!!

TKC understatement . . . The Kansas City COVID news isn't good.

The MSM warnings aren't just bleak, they seem apocalyptic and foreshadow the inevitability of renewed public health precautions.

Meanwhile . . .

Apt readers can't ignore push back from Johnson County and other metro enclaves which deny the danger and uptick in scary hospital stats. Go outside and look around . . . Fear of COVID delta isn't resonating with the public as masks are barely visible and public places are crowded.

And so, just as our more skeptical KICK-ASS TKC READERS predicted . . .


Witness . . .

Universal masking calls reach Biden admin as delta fear, push for virus restrictions reach fever pitch

Momentum appears to be building behind calls to bring back universal mask-wearing - even for those who are vaccinated - including reported discussions in the White House and at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about recommending masks for all Americans.

Here are more than a few links on this topic and we can only hope, no matter what readers believe, that locals stay safe . . .

Local doctor says Kansas City metro area part of COVID epicenter

WYANDOTTE COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- Earlier this year during the University of Kansas Health System daily COVID updates the messages were relatively positive, but over the last month they've been very different.

KC health leaders say hospitalized COVID-19 patients average 34 years old

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City-area health officials are seeing a drop in the average age of people hospitalized due to COVID-19. Frank Thompson, deputy director of the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department, said last year that the average age of people hospitalized due to the virus was 45.

Kansas City Hospitals At 'Tipping Point' As Beds Fill Up With More Than Just COVID Patients

Kansas City hospitals are filling up as COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the region. Beds are full at the University of Kansas Health System, which has announced it will no longer accept transfer patients.

JoCo residents urge officials not to reinstate mask mandates

OLATHE, KS (KCTV) --- The debate over compulsory mask-wearing was the main topic at Thursday's Johnson County Board of County Commissioners meeting, but no mask-related item was on the agenda. Residents dominated the public comment time with pleas to the board members to not allow schools or cities to reinstate a mask order.

Some school districts discussing return to mask mandates

Students and staff in the Kansas City public school district will likely be required to wear masks when school starts next month because of an uptick in COVID-19 cases in the region, a district official said.

At Johnson County Commission meeting, debate continues on mask requirements in the classroom

OLATHE, Kan. - The first students in Johnson County go back to school in three weeks. A renewed debate on mask mandates will follow them into the classroom. Metro school districts are already laying out their guidelines, which aren't always in agreement with parents' viewpoints.

Independence long-term care facility reports COVID-19 outbreak

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An Independence long-term care facility is again the site of a COVID-19 outbreak. Meg Lewis, a spokesperson for the city's health department, confirmed to KSHB 41 News that the health department currently is investigating virus cases at The Groves, 1515 West White Oak Street.

Medical officials say widespread misinformation has led to vaccine hesitancy

KANSAS CITY, MO - The COVID-19 vaccines are everywhere, from your local pharmacy to your local grocery store, but one clinical psychiatrist says the fear or hesitancy to get vaccinated comes from what we view on our everyday devices. "Unfortunately, this boils down to the wide spread of misinformation that's out there around the vaccine.

Kansas City man hopes story of father's death will help COVID-19 vaccine efforts

"I know people are very comfortable saying, I can beat this if I get it and that's going to be OK, and if that's your belief, I just want to let you know, I know someone. I thought he could beat it...

COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES: Missouri reports more than 2,000 new confirmed cases for third 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 Wednesday the state has 325,728 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and there have been 5,218 deaths since the outbreak started.

Despite COVID Surge And Advice From Health Experts, Most Kansas Schoolkids Won't Have To Wear Masks

WICHITA, Kansas - Overwhelmingly, the guidance from doctors and health agencies to schools weighing whether to require masks goes like this: Unvaccinated people - including elementary students, for whom the COVID-19 shot isn't yet available - should continue wearing face coverings at school.

Kansas pins hopes on stopping delta variant on vaccinations

Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday pinned Kansas' hopes of keeping the COVID-19 delta variant in check on more people getting inoculated because it is spreading rapidly among the unvaccinated.Kelly acknowledged that there's not enough time before K-12 schools resume classes in mid-August to get all students ages 12 and older fully vaccinated, but she said the state will focus on giving at least the first of two Pfizer shots to as many of them as possible.

Unvaccinated nursing instructor in Missouri is hospitalized with Covid-19 and urging everyone to get the vaccine

Christy Henry says she and her family did not get vaccinated because they felt their rural Missouri location and lifestyle made risk of exposure low. Now she and her husband are in the hospital with Covid-19.

Missouri says 116,000 have entered its COVID-19 vaccine incentive program

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said 116,000 Missourians have entered the state's COVID-19 vaccine incentive program since it was announced Wednesday.The MDHSS has partnered with the Missouri Lottery to draw 180 winners in five randomized drawings who will win either $10,000 cash or $10,000 towards an education savings account.

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