COVID Delta Surge Threatens Kansas City Autumn Events

The pandemic has created more confusion for the people of Kansas City.

The end of Summer is typically highlighted by a slew of important and thrilling social gatherings which boost the economy and create lifelong memories. 

Sadly, the uptick in plague numbers now contradict promises from Prez Biden that we could have a hot dog in peace on July 4th and then get on with our lives. 

Here's the question from a KICK-ASS TKC READER . . .

Dear TKC, 

I was recently reading advertisements for a wide range of fall entertainment offerings. Do you have any comments on likely effects of delta on these events?!?!

Sure . . .


What's interesting here is that the elite have no problem telling the plebs that a drink at the local dive bar will kill them but we're noticing a few plans on the high-end that will be "COVID safe" and abide by some rather meticulous public health precautions. 

For instance, this year the Truman Gala earned decent attendance considering the circumstances even if gossip about mask wearing circulated on social media and a few of our favorite politicos were chided for taking temporary breathers from face covering.

And so . . .

We expect our upwardly mobile friends to adapt to the ongoing plague and use their resources to proudly advertise adherence to pandemic protocols whilst po'folk will be frowned upon for talking to each other in groups of three or more . . . 

Again, TKC couldn't care less about socializing but this COVID resurgence has kept local government locked down and thwarted citizen participation for more than a year.  

Accordingly . . . We share good and bad news in this Kansas City metro COVID link headline compilation . . .

Surge in COVID-19 patients leads to hourslong wait times in Kansas City emergency rooms

If you have an emergency and need to go to an emergency room, Kansas City hospital officials said you could wait hours to see a doctor in some cases.Doctors said that's happening often at a number of Kansas City hospitals. A surge in COVID-19 patients is leading to a ripple effect across the metro.

MO VIP announces first round of winners, 6 from Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Health professionals across Missouri have been urging more people in the state to get vaccinated as case rates rise. On Wednesday, 180 people who listened won big. Missouri's Department of Health and Senior Services started an incentive program, MO VIP, in July to help encourage more residents to get vaccinated.

Lee's Summit council member among MO vaccine lottery winners

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO (KCTV) -- The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has announced the first 180 or so winners in its vaccine incentive lottery. The state posted the results Wednesday afternoon and will draw a second round of names Friday. Among the first winners was a member of the Lee's Summit City Council -- Hillary Shields.

Local father warns others to get vaccinated after almost entire family catches COVID-19

CAMERON, Mo. - A Kansas City area father of eight got COVID-19. Then every one of the children living at home did, too. The only person who didn't get sick? His wife who is fully vaccinated. They credit the vaccine with protecting her.

Kansas announces 151 COVID clusters, 7 in schools

TOPEKA, KS (KCTV) -- The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has released weekly information on the state's COVID cases. It includes information on clusters. There are currently 151 clusters but not all are publicly identified. Most clusters are taking place inside nursing homes including Riverbend in Kansas City with seven cases.

Overland Park Army Reservist pushes for COVID-19 vaccines after ICU stay

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Michael Jones was a healthy, 28-year-old veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves with no preexisting conditions. But now he's at home, recovering from COVID-19 after being admitted to a Saint Luke's Health System intensive-care unit. The Overland Park resident had been enjoying his summer, which included fun weekend plans earlier this month.

JoCo health officials, community hope vaccination numbers go up with FDA's approval of Pfizer's vaccine

Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine now has approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which have many in Johnson County hoping vaccination numbers go up. "I just hope it moves things along.

Do Delta 'breakthroughs' really mean vaccine protection is waning, and are boosters the answer?

Even as the United States made the controversial announcement this week that it would begin to offer COVID-19 vaccine booster shots in September, scientists and public officials were scrambling to assess the rationale officials offered: that the vaccines' protection against the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 is waning.

Ultra-Vaxxed Israel's Crisis Is a Dire Warning to America

Jack Guez/AFP via Getty ImagesJERUSALEM-The massive surge of COVID-19 infections in Israel, one of the most vaccinated countries on earth, is pointing to a complicated path ahead for America.In June, there were several days with zero new COVID infections in Israel.

Pentagon orders COVID-19 vaccinations for all service members begin immediately

The Pentagon is requiring all service members to get vaccinated against coronavirus, effective immediately. The decision, announced in a memo from Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, bumps up an earlier plan, which had called for people to get vaccinated by Sept. 15.

Note, this last link isn't an endorsement but merely a glimpse at how "the conversation" is going . . .

Opinion: You do not have the 'constitutional right' to refuse the Covid-19 vaccine

Marci Hamilton and Paul Offit write that those who are saying that Covid-19 vaccine mandates infringe on their freedoms should be aware that the Supreme Court has already decided that the government may prohibit otherwise constitutionally protected conduct to save the lives of others.

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