Kansas City Reality Check: Nobody Listening To COVID Mask Directives

Amid concern over the surging delta plague variant, more infections and hospitalizations there has been a bevy of new "advice" about wearing masks.

Watching news might lead locals to believe that masks are an essential part of the new American dress code and the public is eager to comply with suggestions in order to protect their community.

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We don't mention this with any political motive in mind . . . We hope people who are immunocompromised and seniors still feel comfortable wearing them.

But there's no use denying reality or pretending that recent mask recommendation have FAILED to resonate with the public and it's up to public health officials and politicos to reworking their messaging in order to protect so many vulnerable locals.

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Kansas City Health Departments: Unvaccinated Residents Should Wear Masks Again

Health department across the Kansas City area advise a return to wearing face masks for people who are unvaccinated against COVID-19 or have underlying medical conditions. An advisory issued on Friday said that preventive measures are needed to slow an increase in new coronavirus cases in the Kansas City region.

Public health advisory expands to 11 metro-area health departments

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Some Johnson County parents agree with health department's masking recommendations

JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. - Megan Peters plans to follow the rules after hearing the back-to-school safety recommendations from the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment. "What I would say is that we are going to go ahead and be cautious rather than be sorry," said Peters, who has school-age children.

Delta Variant Is Spreading Fast And New Cases Are Rising. Is Time To Mask Up Again?

After declining steeply for six months, coronavirus cases are once again on the rise, thanks to the delta variant. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday that new cases are up by nearly 70% in just a week. Hospitalizations are also up by nearly 36%.

Hollywood Insiders Respond to Renewed Mask Mandates, COVID-19 Delta Variant Concerns

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Mask shaming ignores COVID-19 fears of immunocompromised people

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Americans will need masks indoors as U.S. heads for 'dangerous fall' with surge in delta Covid cases

As the highly transmissible delta Covid variant continues to spread rapidly across the United States and elsewhere around the world, scientists and other health experts are warning that indoor mask mandates and other public health measures will likely make a return in the U.S. this fall.

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