Kansas City Copes With COVID Omicron Spike

Despite heated political debate, the pandemic persists and locals struggle to deal with the new normal amid constant public health threats.

Accordingly, here's a glimpse at the ongoing struggle to persevere amid plauge . . .

"The World Health Organization’s leader is speaking out, saying he believes the worldwide pandemic has a good chance of ending in the coming year. Physicians and public health leaders in the Kansas City metro are hopeful, but uncertain."

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

Kansas City health officials optimistic as COVID hospitalizations remain stable

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When it comes to COVID-19, there's guarded optimism in the public health community. The World Health Organization's leader is speaking out, saying he believes the worldwide pandemic has a good chance of ending in the coming year. Physicians and public health leaders in the Kansas City metro are hopeful, but uncertain.

A Kansas City business owner prepares for COVID to keep disrupting work: 'It's no joke'

As the U.S. ends its second calendar year of the COVID-19 pandemic, KCUR wanted to hear from members of the greater Kansas City community about their experiences and reflections. Fahteema Parrish is the owner of Parrish & Sons Construction, based in Kansas City, and is one of the industry's rare Black women leaders.

Curative Kansas City testing sites temporarily close

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - All Curative COVID-19 testing sites in Kansas City have temporarily closed until Dec. 29, according to the Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department. Testing site update: All Curative KC COVID-19 testing sites are closed. They will reopen 12/29.

Missouri health officials: Presence of omicron variant rising quickly throughout state

Missouri health officials say the presence of the omicron variant is rising quickly throughout the state.In a news release Monday, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said that more than half of community sewershed samples tested during the week of Dec. 20 showed the presence of the omicron variant.

Over 6,900 new coronavirus cases reported since Wednesday in Kansas

by: Ryan Newton Posted: / Updated: WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has updated its coronavirus data following the Christmas holiday. The state reported 6,939 new cases, 119 new hospitalizations and 14 new deaths, bringing the state's death toll to 6,964.

COVID-19 testing sites see high demand after holiday weekend

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - COVID-19 testing sites around the Kansas City metro are experiencing high demand after the holiday weekend. The site at the Heavy Construction Laborers Union at 7820 Prospect Ave. had cars lining down the street throughout all of Monday.

Three more Chiefs players cleared off reserve/COVID list; others could follow, Reid says

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After the team was hit hard by a COVID-19 outbreak, three more Kansas City Chiefs players were cleared from the reserve/COVID list on Monday. Linebacker Nick Bolton and offensive linemen Lucas Niang and Kyle Long have all been removed from the team's COVID list.

COVID virus can spread to heart, brain days after infection, study says

The virus that causes COVID-19 can spread to a patient's heart and brain days after infection - and survive for months in organs, according to a new study that may shed light on the so-called "long COVID."

Fauci says U.S. should consider vaccine mandate for domestic air travel

The federal government should consider requiring Covid-19 vaccines for domestic flights, the nation's top infectious disease expert said Monday. "When you make vaccinations a requirement, that's another incentive to get more people vaccinated," said Dr. Anthony Fauci in an interview on MSNBC's Morning Joe.

COVID delays holiday travel for thousands: "Omicron is the Grinch that stole Christmas"

CBS News It was a difficult Christmas weekend for thousands of Americans because of the latest COVID surge. Twice as many people traveled for Christmas this year compared to last year, reports correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti, with many people arriving at homes impacted by COVID.

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