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Emergency responders continue to see high demand in Kansas City as hospitalizations rise

WYANDOTTE COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- Many of the Kansas City metro hospitals are seeing a rise in hospitalizations, which has put a strain on their staff and ICU bed capacity. According to the Mid America Regional Council, the daily average of new COVID hospitalizations for the Kansas City region is 149.

New COVID-19 treatment center opens at Truman Medical Center

Thursday marked the second day for monoclonal antibody infusion treatments at Truman Medical Center/University Health through a new $15 million state-funded program to provide more staffing and supplies to provide the medications. The infusion center is providing Regeneron's monoclonal antibody treatment to people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Kansas Senator Roger Marshall Is A Doctor, But His COVID-19 Advice Doesn't Always Sound Like It

LAWRENCE, Kansas - For the past year, obstetrician and freshman U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall has given out one bit of advice after the next about COVID-19. He recommended hydroxychloroquine during the emergency use period even though there was little evidence to suggest prescribing it for people sickened by the virus.

Long wait times for patients in Johnson County emergency rooms

Emergency rooms in Johnson County, Kansas, are overwhelmed.Doctors say people are now waiting in hallways to get care. The combination of COVID-19 and staff shortages is having an impact on all patients.Advent Health in Shawnee Mission says wait times for incoming patients has grown rapidly.

Wyandotte County issues new recommendations on social gatherings amid COVID-19 uptick

by: Heidi Schmidt Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The Unified Government Public Health Department issued new recommendations surrounding social gatherings amid the increase of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the metro. Guidance for people who are fully vaccinated The recommendations vary greatly depending on whether or not everyone in attendance is fully vaccinated.

Local doctors reinforce FDA warnings about consuming livestock Ivermectin products

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Ivermectin products intended for livestock should not be consumed by humans, according to health officials, local physicians and veterinarians. This week the FDA issued a warning about ingesting deworming products for cattle and horses. An alarming number of Americans have apparently been buying products containing the drug at farm supply stores.

Kansas City area kids and teens treated as long haulers with lasting COVID symptoms

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The University of Kansas Health System said they are treating a group of pediatric long haulers: Kids and teens experiencing the long-lasting effects of COVID-19. The youngest patient is 10 years old. Not only are they feeling the physical impact, but doctors say it's also impacting their mental health.

Kansas City doctor: Getting COVID-19 booster shot, flu shot should be a high priority

There are now reports that COVID-19 booster shots could be recommended as early as six months after your initial vaccinations. As we prepare for those new guidelines, doctors want you to prepare for something else - a bad flu season.

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