Show-Me GOP Leaders Confronting COVID Crisis Redux

Whilst irresponsible pundits want to deny the resurgence of the plague and the new delta variant in Missouri, we notice the Republican super majority working to push back conspiracy talk amongst the fringe element of their party.

Check Guv Parson leading the effort that might benefit both sides of the discourse . . .

Parson urges vaccinations amid spiking COVID-19 cases

Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday said Missouri wants to increase the state's lagging vaccination rate for COVID-19, as it deals with a big spike in cases and hospitalizations. The state health department on Wednesday reported 854 newly confirmed cases - one of the largest one-day totals since February - and nine new deaths.

Gov. Parson asks for help from feds as COVID cases climb in Missouri

ST. LOUIS - Missouri Gov. Mike Parson wants help from federal "surge response teams" to deal with the climbing COVID cases, according to the Post-Dispatch. The "surge response teams" will focus on increasing the number of immunizations in communities with low vaccination rates.

Missouri hospital CEO: Vaccine opponents should 'Shut up'

One Missouri hospital official is telling anyone making disparaging remarks about the COVID-19 vaccine to "Shut up" as state officials ask for federal help dealing with a surge in cases that has some counties urging new precautions. Deep vaccine resistance has allowed the delta variant, first identified India, to take hold in the state, straining hospitals, particularly in the Springfield area.

COVID Outbreak at Church Camp responsible for 40 cases in Jackson County

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Jackson County health officials believe a church camp held in Morgan County, Mo. was the origin of more than 40 local cases. The camp included young people from several different church congregations in the region, put on by the Southern Missouri Youth Ministries, based in Springfield, MO.

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