The party is now over and as plague numbers rise people already seem to be masking up was we enter what might be the 3rd or 4th wave of the COVID pandemic that doesn't show much sign of stopping amid faltering efforts to encourage public vaccination.
What we know for sure is that there is a great deal of grumbling from "many sides" of this conversation and the debate really doesn't really seem to have much to do with "science" at all.
And so we share mainstream resources whilst we hope & pray for the safety and health of all of Kansas City no matter the political beliefs and superstitions ascribed to by so many d-bag denizens of the local discourse.
Nevertheless . . .
IT'S BITTERSWEET TO SAY GOODBYE TO THE LAST MASK-LESS WEEKEND OF KANSAS CITY SUMMER 2021 SO QUICKLY!!!
Was it good for you???
We hope so, not that there's anything we can do about it now.
Accordingly . . .
Check the www.TonysKansasCity.com news links . . .
Kansas City's mask mandate is back. With the COVID-19 Delta variant coursing through the community, Mayor Quinton Lucas last week announced a new emergency order requiring masks in all "indoor spaces of public accommodation where six feet of social distancing cannot be maintained."
COVID prep part deux . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The latest mask mandate in Kansas City, Missouri, takes effect first thing Monday morning, leaving local businesses to prepare accordingly. "This is a serious issue that's happening and I will do whatever is necessary to help anyone," Kelsey Kallenberger, general manager of Tom's Town Distillery said.
Dissent Across the bridge . . .
Those in North Kansas City will have to wear masks indoors Monday. It's part of the city's new mask order that Mayor Bryant DeLong announced Sunday. It goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday and will run through Aug. 28.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Nearly 200 physician-parents have joined together to advocate for universal masking in Blue Valley schools, according to an open letter to the district . Blue Valley currently does not mandate masks for students and staff. Dr. Natasha Burgert wrote a letter expressing her thoughts as a "pediatrician who cares for students from every district in Kansas City."
Sadly ironic headline . . .
Liberty Public Schools are the latest in the Kansas City metro to require masks indoors. In an email to families on Friday, the district said starting Monday, Aug. 2 all staff, families and visitors will have to wear masks inside district buildings regardless of vaccination status.
A show of respect?!?
The head of the National Institutes of Health said Sunday that the new federal guidelines encouraging Americans in COVID-19 hot spots to mask up indoors are "mostly about protecting the unvaccinated." NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins said such mask mandates can help stop the spread of the virus in communities struggling with the recent surge in infections driven by the Delta variant.
Dire prediction from top doc . . .
As new COVID-19 cases surge across the country due to the highly transmissible Delta variant, Dr. Anthony Fauci warned that " things are going to get worse." Fauci, the administration's chief medical adviser, said that despite the increases he didn't believe the United States will return to lockdowns.
And finally, we must conclude with a sign of hope . . .
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) --- Data available from public health departments across Kansas City points to increased COVID-19 cases and positivity rates across the metro area. Thankfully, the same data also pointed to death totals that were a fraction of the numbers that hit the metro hard during the winter.
Developing . . .