COVID-19


COVID-19 Numbers Tilt in Wyandotte County’s Favor

Wyandotte County, the COVID-19 hotspot for Kansas since the onset of the pandemic, has new evidence that containment efforts are bringing the illness under control.   At a news briefing this morning, physician Allen Greiner of the Unified Government's health… more

Report: Earlier Social Distancing Could Have Save Thousands

A new Columbia University report says that tens of thousands of lives would have been saved if social-distancing measures would have been put in place more quickly in the United States. If the measures were put in place one week… more

Hopeful Metrics on COVID-19 as of May 20

Health-care executives across the nation, like their counterparts in elective office, are anxiously studying metrics on the COVID-19 pandemic as states lift restrictions on business activity. They might take some measure of comfort from the latest statistics on the spread… more

Mayor Lucas Asks Jackson County for K.C. CARES Funds

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas is asking for $54.5 million in CARES Act funding from Jackson County officials for the city. The request comes after the county was allocated $123 million and is based on the percentage of Kansas City… more

Denials Create Concerns for Both Insurers, Insured

The arrival and spread of COVID-19 has had significant and far-reaching social and economic impacts on individuals and businesses throughout the United States. To curtail the spread of the virus, local and state authorities across the country issued orders effectively… more

The Plane Truth: Everything’s Changing

Everything you know about airline travel, either for business or leisure? Well, you can forget it. By the time the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, the entire world of travel and hospitality will have been transformed—in some cases, that’s… more

May 2020 COVID-19 Update: Passing the Test?

The good news, to people starving for some amid the carnage of the COVID-19 pandemic, is that in this region, the caseloads appear to be tapering off. A number of metrics reinforce that: The Web site rt.live, created by a pair… more

House Approves $3T Stimulus Package

The House of Representatives has passed an additional $3 trillion in stimulus funding called the HEROES Act, and though the Republic-ed Senate is expected to reject the measure, House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said she is willing to make… more

Social Security Recipients Facing Challenges

The 68 million Americans who receive Social Security payments might be in for a rude awakening next year, as their checks aren't expected to have a cost-of-living increase next year. The average monthly check would remain at $1,460 due to… more

Gov. Kelly Re-Tightens Restrictions

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has added a new phase to stay-at-home restrictions which would require certain business across the state to close back down on Monday, under a plan called Phase 1.5. They include bars, casinos, museums, theaters and entertainment… more