The resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic dominates Kansas City mainstream news once again as the delta variant has spiked numbers locally and throughout the state.
To wit . . .
MSM WARNS OF COVID DELTA OUTBREAK CRISIS CONFRONTING KANSAS CITY!!!
Despite a debate over the "science" we don't notice a consensus amongst partisan political factions, online
trolls master debaters or elected officials across the region.
Nevertheless, www.TonysKansasCity.com shares the relevant news links for Friday . . .
First up . . .
COVID STRIKE TEAMS COMING SOON TO KCMO!!!
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Friday announced new "ambulance strike teams" will be positioned in Kansas City and other major regions across the state to help deal with the growing health care caseload of COVID-19 cases from the Delta variant.
Cowtown stays losing against plague . . .
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Medical leaders from nearly all of the Kansas City metro's health systems are calling for a return to mask wearing as hospitals once again are near capacity. Doctors say masks will limit the surge in patients that threaten to overwhelm health care providers.
KANSAS CITY DOCS DEMAND MASKS!!!
Leaders of Kansas City-area health systems on Friday begged local governments to bring back mask orders to help relieve full hospitals, overwhelmed emergency rooms and hospital staffing shortages. Dr. Steven Stites, chief medical officer atThe University of Kansas Health Systems, said KU doesn't like the term "mandate" and isn't trying to make public policy.
Hospital occupancy report . . .
With case numbers not slowing down, chief medical officers from hospitals around the region are saying health care across Kansas City is "maxed out" because of the delta variant COVID surge. The alarming comments came during a news conference involving officials from more than 10 area hospitals and hospital systems Friday morning.
Kansas City Vaxx Prescription . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Days after issuing public support for universal masking , the Kansas City Medical Society urged people to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The society said in a statement released Friday that the vaccine "has proven to be safe and effective."
Show-Me Teachable Moment Against Masks . . .
ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Missouri's top cop said Thursday there's no reason to force kids to wear masks in schools. Attorney General Eric Schmitt said it's not off the table for him to go after schools and colleges over the issue.
Suggestion Across The Bridge . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Platte County Health Department has released new guidance regarding COVID-19 mitigation. The county now joins others in recommending that masks are worn indoors, regardless of vaccination status. That includes in schools, according to a release from the department.
Rock Chalk Crackdown To Avoid Vaxx Order . . .
Officials with the University of Kansas announced an "important and hopefully short-lived step" to mitigate COVID-19 Friday, saying all students, faculty and staff will be required to wear masks while on campus.This mask mandate is regardless of vaccination status and begins on Aug. 9.
More Medical Pleading . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As the delta variant of COVID-19 has caused several school districts and municipalities in Kansas and Missouri to reinstate mask mandates, University of Kansas Health System Chief Medical Officer Dr. Steven Stites answered questions about their efficacy on Friday.
Op/ed That Seems To Support MSM Narrative . . .
We are not here to preach or condescend. That's what helped the country get to the state of COVID-19 that we are now. We're just going to tell you where things stand with COVID-19 and what we need to do if we have any chance of returning to some kind of "normal" anytime soon.
Local COVID Life Lesson . . .
Schools in Missouri and Kansas are preparing to open for another school year, as the delta variant has caused concern in both states. KSHB 41 News has compiled a list of all the masking policies in districts across the Kansas City-area.
Developing . . .