Kansas City Confusing COVID With Allergies Amid Summer Plague Surge

We'd all like to think the plague is complete but the numbers say otherwise and typical Springtime sniffling is confusing many locals.

A recent mix-up . . .

"KCTV talked to Dr. Sarah Boyd, infectious disease physician on Saint Luke's COVID-19 Response Team, about the rise in cases across the metro and how to best protect yourself this summer."

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KCTV: COVID Cases Rising in KC, May Be Confused for Allergies

The Kansas City Metro is experiencing a new pandemic wave caused by subvariants of the Omicron strain of the coronavirus. COVID brought flights to a halt Tuesday morning at KCI after an outbreak in the air traffic control tower. The FAA told KCTV5 the tower had to close for COVID-related cleaning.

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Omicron Subvariants BA.4, BA.5 Start Spreading in the U.S.

Just weeks after a new omicron subvariant as the dominant strain circulating in the U.S., two other subvariants have entered the scene and are quickly spreading. BA.4 and BA.5, which were first identified in South Africa, were responsible for 13% of coronavirus cases in the U.S.

Latest COVID surge is upending schedules and sending parents scrambling...again

Parents are still facing schools and childcare centers implementing emergency closures at a moment's notice as kids and staff test positive amid this latest wave of COVID.

COVID Death Rate for White Americans Now Exceeds Others: Report

June 9, 2022 -- The coronavirus death rate for white Americans has surpassed the rates for Black, Latino, and Asian Americans, according to a new report from The New York Times. Early in the pandemic, the virus had a disproportionate toll on Black and Latino Americans.

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