Kansas City COVID Thursday: Nextgen Loves The Vaxx?!?!

Just a quick compilation on the plague . . .

But first, this headline is worth repeating . . . 

Reuters: Prior COVID infection more protective than vaccination during Delta surge -U.S. study

Again, to be fair, here's how CNN sees it . . . 

Nevertheless, our progressive radio news outlet seyz that THE VAXX IS THE NEW HOTNESS AMONGST ALL THE TRENDY KANSAS CITY YOUNG PEOPLE!!! 

If by vaxx they mean group sex and Molly then maybe . . . However, only the dweebs who listen to public radio would believe that preventive medical care excites the NEXTGEN. 

And so we start this new collection with a not-so-harmless white lie and other news items worth a peek: 

These Kansas City 20-somethings are not waiting out another round of COVID

They're getting vaccinated, even boosted, because they care about their grandparents and parents. But some young adults say the pandemic has interrupted their school, work and social life too much already and they need to get back to living their lives.

Examining vaccine rates among children in the Kansas City-area

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In the fall, there was an initial rush of kids rolling up their sleeves when the Center for Disease Control approved Pfizer's vaccine for ages five to 11. But since then, inoculations haven't kept up at the pace omicron is spreading in the community.

Extreme cold closes state's COVID-19 test site Thursday in KCMO

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The COVID-19 testing site run by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services in Kansas City will be closed Thursday due to cold temperatures. The state announced Wednesday that the testing site in the parking lot at the Heavy Construction Laborers Local No.

Omicron pushes Missouri hospitals to the brink

At St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, COVID-19 hospitalizations have tripled in recent weeks. Few of those patients are vaccinated. Carter Evans has more.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports 7th child death from COVID-19

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment confirmed a seventh child has died of COVID-19 in the state. This child was within the 0-9 years age group. In November, KDHE reported that a sixth child had died of the virus .

'Things are not OK in Jackson County'

Last week, the Jackson County Health Department released a letter to the community about COVID-19, saying "the situation we are in is dire." With many hospitals at capacity and school districts forced to close, the department asked people to get vaccinated and boosted, wear masks in public, socially distance when possible and stay home when sick.

Some KC area schools close for the week, while KCK and Olathe resume classes

KANSAS CITY METRO (KCTV) -- Two Kansas City metro school districts are headed back to class Thursday, but some other school districts have decided to shut down for the week because of mass sickness plaguing staff and student attendance.

Kansas City restaurants overcome pandemic-related challenges

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Aside from the staffing and supply chain issues which have impacted businesses of all types during the COVID-19 pandemic, many restaurants have had to change the way they do business in order to survive.

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