Kansas City COVID Delta Surge: Worse Than Smoking & Drunk Driving

A quick glimpse at local COVID news that doesn't seem to be impacting all of the locals out there without masks and living their life . . .

A comparison from a widely celebrated Kansas politico . . .

Former HHS Sec. Sebelius Compares Being Unvaccinated To Drunk Driving, Second-Hand Smoke

Former Obama administration Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius compared not being vaccinated for COVID-19 to drunk driving or smoking in public during an appearance Tuesday on CNN. "I want to be able to live my life with vaccination. And I'm being impinged on by people who say, I don't want to get vaccinated," she said.

And recent TV news coverage . . .

Spike in COVID-19 cases creeps from southern Missouri toward Kansas City metro

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The number of COVID-19 cases is increasing and spreading across Missouri. Leaders in Kansas City are concerned that the higher number of cases is creeping toward the metro. ] Missouri's Department of Health and Human Services said the state has 6,804 confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past week.

Dog trained to sniff out COVID-19 becomes therapy dog at Kansas City senior living community

Kansas City is home to a specially trained therapy dog whose skills were put to the test during the pandemic. She was trained to sniff out COVID-19. She's got a new job but is still ready for duty.She's an 18-month-old golden retriever, named Ivory, has a full-time job making people happy.

Which Kansas, Missouri universities are requiring a COVID-19 vaccine this fall?

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As college students prepare to return to campus this fall, administrators are putting new rules aimed at stopping the lingering pandemic in place. "I'm a little nervous, but excited that it's in person," UMKC student Ruth Hail said. Hail said she's ready to be in the classroom.

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