A scathing editorial lays down the gauntlet a the city college . . .

Here's a look at the sitch and then the call to action . . .

"These rapid transmission rates have borne out in real-time on campus.

"Heading into the fifth week of classes, Roos have seen an exponential rise in both active infections and overall cases.

"According to data compiled by the university’s COVID-19 tracker, there are 51 active positive cases amongst students and 15 amongst faculty as of Feb. 11 — a mere 24 days since students and faculty returned in-person.

"In just a few weeks, there have been 145 students and 74 faculty members infected, for a total of 219 COVID cases.

"Comparatively, during this same time frame in the fall semester, there were only 16 reported infections on campus.

"This makes for an increase of 887.5% cases between the fall and spring semesters. And for the entirety of the fall semester of 2021, there were only 277 total infections on campus.

"This is an astronomical rise unlike any that the university has seen during the pandemic."

 The main argument . . . 

Despite this outside pressure, UMKC has enough evidence and data to choose its students and faculty over political posturing.

The only way to do this is for leadership to take a stand by mandating masking indoors at the least or requiring vaccinations at the most.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

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