Local data regarding declining pandemic stats provides encouragement.
However . . .
The reality is that, following this historic public health emergency . . . The world is now intently aware that authorities have remarkable power to sequester the public.
Reality check . . .
Nobody guessed that most Americans, including this blogger, would submit to dress code orders enacted by D-list politicos.
Again, here's the bright side for now . . .
"Local officials have reported 451 new COVID-19 cases in the past week, bringing the total number of cases in the Kansas City metro area up to 355,653 since the pandemic began. That’s lower than the 891 cases recorded last week, which was lower than the 1,187 the week before . . . The University of Kansas Health System is treating twelve patients with active COVID-19 infections as of Tuesday, March 15. None of these patients are in the ICU or on a ventilator. That’s lower than the 20 active cases the hospital was treating at this time last week."
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WIDESPREAD RAIN AND EVEN A FEW THUNDERSTORMS, THAT IS STILL AHEAD. KELLY: NEW DETAILS ON THE CORONAVIS.RU HOSPITALIZATIONS CONTINUE THEIR DECLE.IN LARA: IN THE STATE OF KANSAS, HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE DOWN 50% OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS. IN MISSOURI, THEY'RE DOWN 39%.
COVID-19 numbers continue to improve in Kansas City, with area hospitals seeing a continuing decline in patients with the disease. The University of Kansas Health System's ICU contained zero COVID-19 patients on the morning of Tuesday, March 15. Death totals from the past week are steady, while case totals are down.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt missed a deadline to respond to a motion to dismiss his case against the Lee's Summit Schools District over their COVID-19 policies. Schmitt cited "excusable neglect" as his reason for missing the deadline. The district filed a motion to dismiss the attorney general's case on Feb.
As we cross just over two years since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic and numbers sit at some of the lowest since the beginning, health officials discuss what could be next.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Wastewater samples continue to lead the way for tracking COVID-19. More than 100 locations in Missouri are tested weekly and sent to a lab at The University of Missouri. Samples can tell a lot about the virus a week ahead.
There's new information regarding allegations of millions in COVID-19 test overcharges.KMBC learned that Kansas raised questions about insurance companies being sharply overcharged for tests during the pandemic.Last fall, Channel 9 went to a northland testing lab that belonged to Omaha-based GS Labs. Tests at that lab led to an $810 charge for Ben Lohman of Lee's Summit, Missouri.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The Unified Government Public Health Department announced Tuesday that it will be closing its COVID mass vaccination and testing site at the former Kmart building at 7836 State Avenue. It will be closed effectively on March 30, which will be the last day of testing.
Developing . . .