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COVID vaccine live updates: Here’s what to know in Missouri on Sept. 17

We’re tracking the most up-to-date information about the coronavirus and vaccines in Missouri and the Kansas City area. Check back for updates. At least 659,361 people in Missouri have tested positive for the coronavirus, and at least 11,046 have died since March 2020, according to state health officials. On Friday,...
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Missouri health czar updates virus guidance for schools

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s health department is drawing up new guidelines to help schools keep children from catching COVID-19, the agency's new director said Thursday. The agency's new guidance will provide a clearer path for how schools can keep children from getting sick or needing to quarantine, and communities...
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Report: Missouri receives failing grade for handling of COVID-19 in prisons

(Missouri News Service) – One out of every three people incarcerated in the United States has contracted COVID-19, and a new report shows how state prison systems – including in Missouri – have failed to properly handle the public-health crisis. The Prison Policy Initiative report evaluates how corrections departments have...
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Missouri’s low vaccination rate worries new health director

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The state’s new law limiting the authority of public health officials and the low vaccination rate is worrying the Missouri Health Director Don Kauerauf. After less than three weeks into the job, Don Kauerauf says that masks work. He said there’s not a one-size-fits-all solution but believes the state health department should provide baseline guidance for schools and communities to follow.
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Missouri’s new health director says ‘masks work’ as COVID cases rise, school in session

As the fight over mask mandates in schools continues, and the state’s attorney general wages lawsuits to block them, Missouri’s new health director had a clear message on Thursday: masks work. “I rely (on) the experts at the CDC on that. Everything I’ve read, everything I’ve seen: masks work,” Donald Kauerauf, the director of the […] The post Missouri’s new health director says ‘masks work’ as COVID cases rise, school in session appeared first on Missouri Independent.
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Missouri records 1,987 new COVID cases; fifth straight day below 2,000

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State health officials have recorded less than 2,000 new COVID for each of the last five days. According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the state has recorded 657,388 cumulative cases of SARS-CoV-2—an increase of 1,987 positive cases (PCR testing only)—and 11,028 total deaths as of Thursday, Sept. 16, an increase of 7 over yesterday. That’s a case fatality rate of 1.68%.
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COVID-19: Over 7.6 Million Vaccines Have Been Distributed to Missouri. This is How Many the State Has Actually Given Out

It has now been 39 weeks since the first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine were sent out to states, kicking off the largest vaccination campaign in human history. As of September 15, 461,117,525 doses of the vaccine have been sent out across the country — equivalent to 140.5% of the U.S. population. While the initial […]
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Missouri’s so-called ‘leaders’ let the stubborn unvaccinated holdouts keep us hostage

We have the tools to end this pandemic. Despite that, parents are still struggling to find child care, friends are still missing our birthday parties, and our loved ones are still being replaced by empty chairs at our dining room tables. There is no question at this point — we are being held hostage by stubborn, unvaccinated people and a lack of political courage.
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