This tragic stat is only useful to political hacks inasmuch as it helps assign blame to the opposition.

And so . . .

Plague dead MIGHT be the problem of rural Republicans OR urban core minority denizens . . . Both groups seem to be hesitant to take the vaxx.

Meanwhile, American healthcare infrastructure continued to confront the strain of the pandemic and a rapidly aging population.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .

Missouri tops 10,000 deaths from COVID-19 during pandemic

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) - The death toll from COVID-19 in Missouri has topped 10,000, according to the state health department's coronavirus dashboard Thursday. The dashboard showed 20 new deaths, bringing the total to 10,002 since the onset of the pandemic in early 2020. Nationally, more than 615,000 Americans have died from the virus.