With numbers steadily rising and criticism from across the nation focused on this red state.

Cash for the plebs to back up a public health effort is the rule of the day. 

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Missouri Governor Parson will reveal COVID vaccine incentive program

by: Kevin S. Held Posted: / Updated: JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri Governor Mike Parson will announce a statewide COVID-19 vaccination incentive program Wednesday afternoon at the state capitol. This comes as Missouri is in the midst of a steady increase in COVID cases and hospitalizations, mostly attributed to the emergent Delta variant and sluggish vaccination rate among the populace.

Respected media rebuke . . .

Missouri Legislators Oppose Vaccine Efforts as State Becomes COVID Hotspot

Representative Bill Kidd joked that he didn't get a vaccine because he's a Republican. Now he has COVID. Amid the current surge in COVID-19 cases in Missouri, a recent Facebook conversation between two Republican state lawmakers is telling. Around Independence Day, State Rep.

Tragic testimony . . .

Missouri woman urges people to get COVID-19 vaccines after deaths of 2 unvaccinated family members

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KOMU/CNN) - A Missouri woman is encouraging people to get the COVID-19 vaccine after she lost to family members who chose not to get vaccinated. Marlene Thomas' youngest sister and her brother's wife died of the coronavirus. The Columbia resident has two family members in serious condition and at least six are quarantining.

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