And here's where the pandemic conversation gets serious . . .
As illness rises amongst youngsters, the conversation about pandemic precautions becomes increasingly emotional.
We'll start with today's increase in cases and then more background info . . .
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department has seen a 1,100% increase in child COVID-19 cases since June. In August, there were 606 reported COVID-19 cases in children younger than 12 in Kansas City, Missouri. That's the highest rate of COVID-19 cases in Kansas City children younger than 12 since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the department.
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The number of COVID-19 patients at the University of Kansas Health System keeps ticking up.In March, the hospital said it had a day with only two patients.
TOPEKA, Kan. - As a national debate takes place over whether schools should require masks, the issue seems to have stirred controversy among some political parties, as they argue over what method works best.
The Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City hit capacity on Monday, and other facilities in Missouri are reporting children so sick from COVID-19 that they're in intensive care units. Dr. Barbara Pahud, director of research for infectious diseases at the children's hospital, urged parents to take precautionary measures as the school year starts, including vaccinations for children 12 and older.
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