Missouri & Kansas Confront Worsening COVID Delta Surge

Here's a few more reports on the plague new hotness that mostly serves to ruin the Summer 2021 "comeback" and keep a great many Americans and home.

In this post we review heartland items and then share a bit of national news that we've been reading as well . . .

Professor: Bring COVID-19 vaccine to tailgaters during football season

With football stadiums going back to full capacity this year, one group is trying to bring COVID-19 vaccinations to tailgaters."Getting people under 29 years of age is a challenge," said Sheldon Jacobson, a professor in computer science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Jacobson studies risk management and decision making.

Lake of the Ozarks named COVID-19 hotspot

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Lake of the Ozarks is now considered a COVID-19 hotspot. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services named Camden, Miller and Morgan counties, and surrounding areas, in an advisory released Wednesday, citing vaccination rates below 39% and an increase in cases in the past week.

COVID surging in Missouri as delta variant overwhelms hospitals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention assigned two federal "surge team" members to Missouri this week to help fight the state's COVID-19 surge. Missouri is among a growing list of states that have seen rising infections, with new cases increasing 46% over the last two weeks, from June 23 to July 7, with an average of 1,111 per week, up from 759 two weeks prior, according data from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Kansas sees surge in new COVID-19 fueled by delta variant

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas on Friday reported its biggest surge in COVID-19 cases in more than three months with the faster-spreading delta variant becoming a growing public health issue. Some of the biggest numbers of new cases per 1,000 residents over the previous two weeks were in counties bordering Missouri, where cases have spiked recently because of the delta variant.

New study names Missouri least safe state during COVID-19 pandemic

The split-screen images could be a glimpse of what public health experts say may lie ahead for the U.S. even as the economy opens up again and life gets back to something close to normal: outbreaks in corners of the country with low vaccination rates. ST.

The symptoms of the Delta variant appear to differ from traditional COVID symptoms. Here's what to look out for

We've been living in a COVID world for more than 18 months now. At the outset of the pandemic, government agencies and health authorities scrambled to inform people on how to identify symptoms of the virus. But as the virus has evolved, it seems the most common symptoms have changed too.

With an uptick in Covid-19 cases, there is growing alarm. 'We've seen almost an entire takeover in the Delta variant,' one state official says

The US has surpassed 20,000 new Covid-19 cases for the fourth day in a row as the highly contagious Delta variant persists in its track in being the most common form of the coronavirus in the country.

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