Kansas City COVID Late Night

Pandemic news continues to pile up and tonight we share these local links on the modern day plague that deserve a peek.

Check the TKC collection . . .

KC Municipal Court going virtual until Jan. 26 due to rising COVID cases

Kansas City Municipal Court will be "pivoting to virtual operations" until Jan. 26 due to "a rising number of COVID-19 cases."

Independence City Council votes to keep COVID-19 emergency declaration in place

SOURCE: KMBC The city of Independence voted Tuesday to keep its COVID-19 emergency declaration in place.Councilmembers Mike Steinmeyer and Mike Huff wanted the declaration to end. They sponsored an ordinance saying the council should follow Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's lead. The governor ended the state's emergency declaration on Dec.

Hospitals overwhelmed by COVID-19 crisis, analysis shows

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Resources are being stretched as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to surge. A new analysis found that hospitals in some states are in better shape to handle the crisis than in others.

Shawnee woman shares experience with EMS struggles

SHAWNEE, Kan. - The COVID-19 pandemic has brought full hospitals and critically low staffing levels to the Kansas City area, a reality that Mariane Weinard had to face. "All I could think of was, what happens if something happens to me?" Mariane Weinand said. When a medical emergency struck, Weinand says she felt stranded.

Local hospitals in high demand of monoclonal antibodies to fight against omicron variant

Hospitals across the metro are still struggling to fight the surge of the omicron variant.Their new challenge: Receiving the antibody treatment for people who've become infected.Three monoclonal antibodies have been helpful to treat people with COVID-19 and keep them out of the hospital.But health officials say now with the surge omicron only one of the antibodies works to fight the fast-spreading variant.

Developing . . .