Governor Laura Kelly and KDHE Secretary Dr. Lee Norman should be providing comprehensive information that puts COVID in context but instead, they're fearmongering and manipulating data to scare Kansans into submission. They treat people like children who need to be told how to behave. Last Friday, Norman told media that Kansas is 'losing the battle...
 WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday announced that it was extending authorization for all schools to offer free meals for students through the 2020-21 school year. The move is intended to allow districts the flexibility in offering either in-person or off-site meal programs for students as the country continues to recover fro...
 GREAT BEND, Kansas — Emerging infectious diseases like the coronavirus don't just threaten humans. They're also a major concern for the livestock industry and the U.S. food supply, with billions, if not trillions, of dollars at stake. "We have a lot of movement of animals," said Jack Shere, associate administrator for emergency program planni...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), introduced today The Remove Impediments for a Successful Economic Recovery (RISER) Act to extend the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) deadline to December 31, 2022.  Established within the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the CRF provides funding ...
Colleges across the country are using new surveillance tools and following movements of students to blunt the spread of COVID-19. But while school administrators say the actions are necessary, civil libertarians fear the measures may last far beyond the pandemic. At Albion College in Michigan, students are tracked by an app they are required to dow...
The new coronavirus is spreading quickly around the world, including across Kansas, and setting off a range of responses. The Kansas News Service is boiling down key developments in the state and updating the status regularly here. CASES AND DEATHS 100 cases, including two from out of state. 3 deaths (2 in Wyandotte County; 1 in Johnson County) NOT...
JOHNSON COUNTY, KAN. (March 21, 2020) – The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) is reporting its first death of a resident from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The person who died was a male, in his 70s who was hospitalized and had no history of travel. He did have underlying health conditions. The county currently has 26 ...
As of today, there are 44 confirmed cases of coronavisus in Kansas. That number is likely to rise quickly and significantly. We need only look back one month ago today when Italy had 4 confirmed cases. Now they have 47,021 cases, with 4,032 dead. This virus will also spread here, and we don't know yet how bad it could get. ...
​This week in Public Health and Welfare committee on the Senate side and Health and Human Resources committee on the House side, we heard multiple organizations gave an avalanche of more reasons of why Medicaid Expansion is a bad idea. Here is some of what was said: Nationally acclaimed attorney Paul Linton gave his concerns regarding the need...
Those saying states that refused to expand Medicaid are experiencing the majority of rural hospitals closures may be correct but aren't telling the full story. Many have argued that Medicaid expansion would have saved the hospital in Fort Scott but if you do a little research you'll learn that the claim is misleading and inaccurate. When looking at...
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