The delta variant continues to surge in Kansas City and across the nation.
Emergency rooms are crowding again and shutdowns loom.
Sadly, nobody has told all of the d-bags still walking around un-vaccinated, without a mask and likely holding come kind of jobs where they come into contact with a lot of people . . . Or making sammiches.
Nevertheless, here’s a quick roundup of the continued and persistent plague . . .
KC-area woman with COVID-19 spends more than 140 days on ventilator
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Gwen Starkey was an incredibly active and independent woman who had just retired from the Ford plant in Claycomo. But since contracting COVID-19 in February, she has spent more than 140 days on a ventilator. Her journey to recovery has been a nightmare for the 59 year old’s family.
Missouri health officials say local leaders need to lead virus and variant fight
Tatum Goetting Editorial Assistant Missouri’s top health officials agree that local leaders and community representatives must be the primary influencers in the state’s efforts to reduce rising COVID-19 cases and increasing vaccination rates. According to the Kansas City Health Department (KCHD), the Delta variant of COVID-19 is spreading rapidly throughout Missouri.
Young children will pay the price if enough US adults don’t get vaccinated against Covid-19, expert says
Children will likely pay the price for adults in the US not getting vaccinated at high enough rates to slow or stop the spread of Covid-19, which has been surging in most states, a vaccine expert said.
KU docs see slight uptick in breakthrough COVID infections for immunocompromised, fully vaccinated
The COVID-19 delta variant continues as the dominant strain in both Kansas and Missouri.Doctors at the University of Kansas Health System on Tuesday said they’re seeing a higher number of inpatients because of the strain.Twenty-eight people with the active COVID-19 virus are in the hospital. That’s up from five just a few weeks ago.
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