Kansas City COVID Delta 4th Of July Threat: Fear Or Fair Warning?!?

We take another peek at the Kansas City news right now and notice that the overriding trend is focused on the continued threat of plague that confronts our cotown and the nation.

In order to better inform locals on this topic, we share more than a few resources starting with local news . . .

'It's definitely concerning': COVID-19 delta variant worries Kansas City-area health leaders

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The delta variant of the COVID-19 virus continues to spread into both Missouri and Kansas, and Kansas City metro county health officials are warning it will soon be the dominant strain nationwide. An alarming trend, according to health officials, is that the newer cases are among young people.

Some Kansas Citians concerned about delta variant spreading over holiday weekend

As people gather for the holiday, there's an increased risk of transmitting COVID-19. Health officials say the delta variant is prevalent in Kansas and Missouri.At the Mt.

After a year of restrictions, Kansas City area families flock to lakes for Fourth of July

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. - Summertime holidays call for travel. For thousands of people in the Kansas City metro, that means spending time on various lakes, including Lake of the Ozarks. Lakes everywhere are filled with families who want to float. Outdoor enthusiasts and family boaters have found their holiday weekend.

Campsites crowd with Independence Day vacationers as COVID concerns rise in some regions

HILLSDALE, KS (KCTV) -- Independence Day weekend has a lot of people hitting the road. This comes as some areas are seeing surges in COVID hospitalizations in some parts of the bi-state area. Dan Enright comes to Hillsdale Lake from LeRoy, KS every year, but this year was bigger, with four generations coming, pitching tents next to his RV.

Official: State of Missouri considering statewide 'vaccine incentive program'

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Could a COVID-19 vaccination lottery come to the Show-Me State? An official from the State of Missouri confirmed Friday that they are discussing a vaccine incentive program. It's not clear yet if it would be a lottery, the route several other states have went.

Spread of the Delta variant may make it even harder to reach herd immunity, expert says

With so many areas in the United States with low vaccination rates, the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus will make it that much harder for the country to reach herd immunity, a top expert says.

Vaccine hesitancy: Your job or the jab?

Health workers once on the frontline of the pandemic are now embroiled in a row over vaccine mandates. In Houston, a group of nurses is standing up against the state's largest hospital system, which is requiring them to get vaccinated or lose their jobs.

Five questions and answers on the COVID-19 delta variant

The delta variant of the coronavirus is spreading rapidly across the world, prompting new lockdowns and restrictions in certain countries. In the U.S, it accounts for an increasing number of new infections. Here are five frequently asked questions and answers about the variant. How widespread is it?

Surgeon General Murthy says COVID Delta variant is "doubling nearly every 2 weeks"

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy sounded the alarm on the COVID-19 Delta variant Friday, warning that the new strain is quickly spreading throughout the country and posing a serious risk to those who are unvaccinated. Speaking on PBS NewsHour , Murthy said that the fast-moving Delta variant, or B.1.617.2, will quickly become the most dominant coronavirus variant in the U.S.

'Last one standing': Delta variant poses threat to New Zealand's Covid-free bubble

ast week was a sharp reminder for Dr Siouxsie Wiles, one of New Zealand's most prominent pandemic communicators, of how close the country's recent brush with Covid was. A Sydney tourist, infected with the Delta variant of Covid-19 had visited more than a dozen busy Wellington cafes, museums and eateries over the course of a weekend.

'Unvaccinated America' at risk of new Covid surge from aggressive 'Delta' variant

Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, talks about the contrast between "vaccinated America" and "unvaccinated America," the dangers of the new Covid-19 Delta variant, and the challenges of improving the vaccination rate in the United States.

Covid: Missouri Seeks Help From White House to Battle Outbreaks Driven by Delta Variant

State officials in Missouri, where vaccination rates are relatively low and the highly contagious Delta variant is more prevalent than in other states, asked the White House for help on Thursday in coping with a surge in coronavirus cases and deaths.

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