A bold statement from the Missouri Guv today doesn't give much credence to variants that are spiking in Asia and Europe.
Here's a peek at this pronouncement . . .
Contact tracing will end for COVID-19 in the state, along with daily reports on cases and deaths reported by the state health department. Instead, weekly reports will address the impact of COVID-19 on Missouri.
“Over the past two years, we have learned a lot that will help us respond to future outbreaks and challenges that may come our way,” Governor Parson said. “We don’t know if this virus will ever completely go away, but we do know that there is no longer a need to live in crisis mode and that we can shift our response to meet the current needs of Missourians. The COVID-19 crisis is over in the state of Missouri, and we are moving on.”
Hospitalizations in Missouri have dropped drastically in the past month after reaching record highs in January and February. With around 20,000, Missouri has had the 16th most deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the United States.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
Wednesday afternoon, Governor Mike Parson announced what he viewed as the end of the COVID-19 crisis in Missouri. He says the state will be shifting to an endemic phase of the pandemic on Friday, April 1, 2022. Classifying COVID-19 as an endemic will mean treating the deadly virus like the seasonal flu.
KANSAS CITY, MO. - Missouri Gov. Mike Parson declared the end of the COVID-19 crisis in Missouri and said the state will be transitioning to an endemic recovery phase, effective April 1. This means the end of the state's COVID-19 crisis response, including the state's COVID-19 dashboard, which tracks vaccination, testing and positivity rates daily.
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