For late night denizens of our blog community we share a collection of local news regarding the ongoing plague along with some national and international items of interest.
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Kansas City hospitals are turning away many transfer patients as coronavirus cases surge across the country.The University of Kansas Health System is full and only taking a fraction of patients it normally would from other states.Doctors said they are getting calls from all over the South and Midwest.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Doctors and health professionals in Missouri and Kansas pondered one of the most enduring questions of the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday - how to get people to understand the urgency of rising cases. In the University of Kansas Health System, as of Monday morning, there were 63 active cases of COVID-19.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A lack of beds, overwhelmed staff, and an increase in COVID-19 cases that isn't slowing. That's the reality at hospitals across Kansas and Missouri, according to doctors and other health professionals. Hospitals in Kansas City said they are full and aren't accepting patients from other hospitals, like they normally do.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - School is starting back up but some parents are considering another route. They say home schooling their children would protect them from the dangers of the pandemic. Alana Henry is a working mother, and on the fence about sending her children back to school.
ROB: AND TONIGHT, IN SPRGIN HILL, KANSAS, THE SCHOOL BOARD IS CALNGLI A SPECIAL MEETING TO TALK ABOUT MASK RULES. AND THEY'LL HAVE TO ACT QUICKLY. SOME STUDENTS ARE SET TO GO BACK TO CLASS ON WEDNESDAY. THE BOARD MEETING STARTST A 8:00 TONIGHT. MEMBERS WILL DECIDE IF THE DISTRICT WILL FOLLOW JOHNSON COUNTY'S UIDANCE.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Foxwood Springs Senior Living in Raymore, Missouri, will require all employees to get vaccinated by Oct. 31. The requirement is part of a "Vaccinate to Eliminate" program started by ER Senior Management, the Texas-based company that owns the senior living facility.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KRCG/CNN/AP) -- A Missouri ICU nurse is appealing to the unvaccinated. Shannon Hoffmeyer, an ICU nurse at Capital Region in Jefferson City, said she and her colleagues can no longer sit by and watch others die. Hoffmeyer has seen families lose loved ones-- while only being able to say goodbye over the phone.
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by: Kevin S. Held Posted: / Updated: JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Just days after eclipsing 10,000 total COVID deaths, Missouri health officials announced the state surpassed 600,000 cumulative cases of the virus. According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the state has recorded 601,721 cumulative cases of SARS-CoV-2-an increase of 1,400 positive cases (PCR testing only)-and 10,028 total deaths as of Sunday, Aug.
Top health officials in the Biden administration are coalescing around an agreement that most Americans should get Covid booster shots eight months after becoming fully vaccinated, two sources familiar with the discussions tell CNN.
When Steven Bell caught Covid-19 this spring, he was surprised that he didn't have a fever. Rather, it felt like a bad sinus infection. Soon, he lost his sense of smell, and went on to develop insomnia. He felt like the virus was also affecting his circulation, and would swing his arms in circles to keep the blood flowing.
Dr. Danny Avula, the head of Virginia's COVID-19 vaccination effort, suspected he might have a problem getting pastors to publicly advocate for the shots when some members of his own church referred to them as "the mark of the beast," a biblical reference to allegiance to the devil, and the minister wasn't sure how to respond.
ROME-American Cardinal Raymond Burke, who staunch conservatives in the Catholic Church view as something of an anti-Pope Francis, is fighting for his life on a ventilator in a Wisconsin hospital after contracting what he often referred to as the "Wuhan Virus." The prelate was on a vacation from Rome, where he lives.
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