Kansas City COVID Numbers Spike Ahead Of Omicron Winter Fight

Close news watchers will notice the pandemic creeping back into top headlines and rising numbers demanding local attention. 

Take a look at a warning from KU Med public health leaders who say that OMICRON WILL HIT THE KANSAS CITY AREA IN ABOUT TWO WEEKS . . .

Doctors at the University of Kansas Health System reported a total of 41 patients hospitalized because of COVID-19 Tuesday morning. They said the number of COVID patients hasn't been that high since Oct. 20, before mask mandates began to expire.

"Not the kind of numbers we want to see, but we shouldn't be surprised by that," Steve Stites, chief medical officer at KU Health System, said during an update Tuesday. "We've watched the virus march across Western Kansas on heat maps. We know it's been heading this direction. I think we're all concerned."

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"He's facing a hostile public, a hostile political opposition and a hostile judiciary," said Lawrence Gostin, a Georgetown University global health law professor in touch with the White House. "And so the only things left to do are things that are largely ineffective."

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