The worsening COVID pandemic close to home for Kansas City's "first family" according to a tweet posted Sunday night.

Skeptics might question the value of the vaxx & testing if it didn't protect Mayor Q and his fam whilst supporters of current public health policy would, in turn, respond that the treatments likely prevented far more serious illness.

Either way . . . 

There's little doubt that COVID continues to impact the metro and will set the national & local agenda again this year.

Here's the social media statement from Mayor Q . . .

"Unfortunately, the illness did catch up to my wife and baby," Lucas tweeted. "I know everyone will be fine, but, as many parents have experienced, it hurts to see the little one affected."

"On Friday, Lucas said he was fully vaccinated, including receiving his third shot. "

No matter what side of the issue locals might fall on . . . The TKC blog community wishes the mayor & his fam a speedy recovery. 

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

Kansas City mayor: Wife, baby now ill with Covid-19

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) --- Two days after he said he had tested positive for Covid-19, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said his wife and baby have as well. Lucas said Friday morning that he tested positive for the virus and has since been in quarantine.

KCMO Mayor Quinton Lucas, family test positive for COVID-19

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas announced Sunday that in addition to his positive test , his wife and baby also have COVID-19. "Unfortunately, the illness did catch up to my wife and baby," Lucas wrote on Facebook .

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