Our stupid question earns serious answers from local health pros looking to save lives during the holiday season OR at least prevent the worsening spread of the pandemic.
Tragic fact check . . .
COVID IS REAL AND IT'S STILL KILLING PEOPLE!!!
PREZ BIDEN'S STRATEGY FAILED TO STOP THE PLAGUE AND WE SEEM TO BE RIGHT BACK AT SQUARE ONE WHEREIN ONLY PREZ TRUMP'S 'WARP SPEED' VAXX PUSH HAS SHOWN ANY PROGRESS!!!
Prez Biden's leadership during the pandemic is now coming into question. Like it or not, most of the vaxx progress came under the Trump administration.
SORRY IF ALL OF THIS CONTRADICTS YOUR DUMB POLITICS!!!
On the bright side, most of us agree that the pandemic has been horribly politicized and then go on to blame our political opponents for murder.
A glimpse at the sitch right now . . .
“Danger is real. It’s present and it’s at our doorstep. This is a warning to all of you – we are in trouble,” Dr. Steven Stites with the University of Kansas Health System said.
Health officials are calling the current state of the pandemic “a death march of the unvaccinated.” Hospitals are seeing their inpatient numbers rise in record speed due to people gathering indoors with colder weather and masks coming off. In most area hospitals, 80 to 90 percent of inpatients with COVID-19 are unvaccinated.
One in 400 people in Kansas died of COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Doctors also warned reinfections will happen with the spread of the Omicron variant in the near future.
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Chief Medical Officers of Kansas City-area hospitals warn of rising COVID-19 cases ahead of holidays
Chief Medical Officers from the Kansas City Metropolitan area made a joint plea to the public Friday morning. Hospitals are seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases and with the emergence of the Omicron variant, healthcare officials said they are worried what this will mean for the month of January.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Health officials report COVID-19 case numbers, including those involving the omicron variant, are moving in the wrong directions again. The Unified Government of Wyandotte County voted 6-4 on Thursday to end the county's public indoor mask mandate. The public health order ended weeks before its intended expiration date of January 6.
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- Doctors across the metro are sounding the alarm about growing COVID hospitalizations once again straining their ability to care for patients. The University of Kansas Health System hosted a teleconference Friday with physicians and administrators at nine area hospital systems to sound the alarm.
The iconic Rockettes dance company has announced that the coronavirus has forced them to cancel the remainder of their shows this year. "We regret that we are unable to continue the Christmas Spectacular this season due to increasing challenges from the pandemic," the group said in a statement Friday.
So here we are again. Out are the plans to dust off your dancing shoes at the Christmas party, and in is the stockpiling of toilet rolls and boxes of chocolates for the long nights ahead.
THE HAGUE, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The Dutch government is expected to announce on Saturday a "strict" Christmas lockdown that would see everything but essential stores close amid fears over the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant, Dutch media reported.
U.S. officials intensified calls for unvaccinated Americans to get inoculated in the face of the new omicron variant that contributed to a record number of infections in New York and threatened to wipe out a second holiday season in Europe.
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