Show-Me Smörgåsbord Of Missouri COVID News

Sorry for the stupid post title but "Smörgåsbord" is probably the most unappetizing foodie term I can recall offhand and this post is an apropos place to dump so much tragic human suffering currently plaguing Missouri . . . Check-it . . .

'A lot of people are dying': Ravages of COVID-19 surge evident inside Missouri hospital

Daryl Barker was passionately against a COVID-19 vaccination, and so were his relatives. Then 10 of them got sick and Barker, at just 31, ended up in a Missouri intensive care unit fighting for his life.It's a scenario playing out time and again at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, where 22 people died from the virus in the first 23 days of July.

University of Missouri requiring masks starting Aug. 2

COLUMBIA, Mo. ( -- The University of Missouri is "temporarily reinstating" its indoor masking requirement. As of Aug. 2, all students, faculty, staff and visitors are required, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks in classrooms and in meeting spaces where social distancing isn't possible. Classes are set to begin Aug.

Hospital morgues fill as death count climbs in Missouri

A Springfield hospital announced Tuesday that it expanded its morgue capacity amid an increase in COVID-19 deaths, while the Kansas City mayor announced he would reinstate a mask mandate for indoor spaces. Missouri has the nation's fourth-worst COVID-19 diagnosis rate over the past week, with one in every 360 people diagnosed with COVID-19.

Some people in Missouri are getting vaccinated against Covid-19 in secret for fear of backlash from loved ones who oppose the vaccines, doctor says

The Covid-19 vaccine has become so polarizing that some people in Missouri are getting inoculated in secret for fear of backlash from their friends and family who oppose vaccination, a doctor told CNN Wednesday.

Missouri AG wages war on masks as state blazes with delta cases

View more stories Missouri has been one of the hardest-hit states so far in these early days of a delta-fueled COVID-19 surge. Cases increased nearly 500 percent since the start of July, while vaccinations stalled. Right now, with just 41 percent of the state fully vaccinated, 112 of the state's 114 counties have high or substantial levels of coronavirus spread.

In Joplin, Missouri, There's No End In Sight For COVID ICU Nurse: 'We Need Help Too'

When critical care nurse Sarah Carter makes her 45-minute drive to work at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, she likes to spend the time mentally preparing herself for the day. Working in the COVID ICU requires it. One COVID patient she was treating died on a Friday, and another died on the Monday she came back to work after the weekend.

Nearly 500 COVID patients in Missouri ICUs

by: Kevin S. Held Posted: / Updated: JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Nearly 500 Missourians are in ICUs across the state, as COVID hospitalizations rise. According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the state has recorded 559,778 cumulative cases of SARS-CoV-2-an increase of 1,777 positive cases (PCR testing only)-and 9,622 total deaths as of Tuesday, July 27, an increase of 64 over yesterday.

73.9% of Missouri seniors have been vaccinated

by: Kevin S. Held Posted: / Updated: JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri's senior citizens continue to shine as an example for getting vaccinated. Nearly three-quarters of all residents 65 years of age and older have completed vaccination, a statistic that dwarves other age groups in the state.

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