Prez Vaxx Mandate Stays Losing As Kansas City COVID Worsens

And so, according to the stats, pandemic news is starting to look dire once again amid the "dark winter" promised to us by Prez Joe Biden.

Accordingly . . . 

We share some news about his latest defeat, a minor vaxx win for hospitals, along with a litany of local news links that don't offer an encouraging glimpse at Kansas City coping with another wave of COVID.

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Supreme Court blocks Biden OSHA vaccine mandate, allows rule for health care workers

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued mixed rulings in a pair of cases challenging Biden administration vaccine mandates, allowing the requirement for certain health care workers to go into effect while blocking enforcement of a mandate for businesses with 100 or more employees.

'Cuckanaugh': Conservatives Rip Brett Kavanaugh for Saving Biden's Health Care Vaxx Mandate

Conservatives are ripping Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh online after he sided with the court's liberal wing to save President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate for health care workers on Thursday. The court struck down the president's mandate which used the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to compel private employers to force employees to either get jabbed or submit to regular testing.

Trump and Republican lawmakers applaud the Supreme Court striking down Biden's 'disastrous' vaccine-or-test mandate for large private companies

Top Republicans praised the Court's decision to block Biden's vaccine-or-testing mandate for large private businesses. "Biden's disastrous mandates are unconstitutional," Trump said. The court's conservative majority found the administration doesn't have congressional authorization to impose the policy.

Progressives scold Supreme Court for possibly striking down Biden's vaccine mandates: 'Very wrong'

Progressives put the Supreme Court on blast after last week's oral arguments suggested the justices were likely to strike down at least one of President Biden's federal vaccine mandates. The Supreme Court sat for nearly four hours of oral arguments last week in the case that will determine the constitutionality of Biden's COVID-19 OSHA vaccine regulations.

MO, KS lawmakers react to Supreme Court halting COVID-19 vaccine rule for businesses

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Lawmakers from Kansas and Missouri are sharing their reactions following the Supreme Court ruling to block a vaccine mandate for large businesses . The ruling blocks businesses with more than 100 employees from requiring employees to be vaccinated or tested regularly along with masking at work.

Multiple Kansas City area school districts closing due to rise in COVID-19 cases

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Multiple school districts in the Kansas City area are canceling classes on Friday citing rising COVID-19 numbers, other illnesses and not having enough substitute teachers. Eudora and De Soto school districts in Leavenworth County joined USD 204 Bonner Springs/Edwardsville Thursday in its decision to put the school year on hiatus until next week.

Kansas City-area urgent care clinics dealing with influx of patients amid COVID-19 surge

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Urgent care clinics in the Kansas City area are seeing more patients than ever. HCA Midwest Health operates 10 "CareNow' urgent care centers throughout the area. "Overall, urgent care volume has increased nearly 15% from this same time period in 2021. However, COVID volumes have increased by more than 50%.

Concerns over KC-area COVID-19 testing sites reported to state health officials

Leaders with the Jackson County and Clay County Health departments tell KMBC 9 Investigates they have raised concerns with Missouri state health officials over newly formed COVID-19 testing sites tied to the Center for COVID Control.The Chicago-area company advertises free rapid and PCR tests at more than 300 locations across the country.

KU doctors: Emergency room is for emergencies, not COVID-19 tests

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Doctors are reminding patients that the emergency department of the hospital should be used only for emergencies. RELATED: Where to find a COVID-19 test in Kansas City During its daily COVID-19 live stream, doctors at The University of Kansas Health System said they've seen people arriving at the ER looking to get a COVID-19 test.

MARC calls for private business actions to help overwhelmed hospitals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Local government leaders from across the metro area say they're trying to coordinate efforts to stem the latest surge of COVID-19.

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