Representative Patty Lewis, a Democrat, represents Jackson County (District 25) in the Missouri House of Representatives. She was elected to her first two-year term in November 2020.
In addition to her legislative service, Lewis has more than 20 years of health care experience as an ICU/Critical Care Registered Nurse, as well as a Health Care Executive. As an ICU nurse, Lewis cared for the most vulnerable patients in the hospital. As an executive, she was responsible for leading teams, building cases, and identifying solutions to improve patient safety for health care organizations across the world.
I am tired of the political mask debate! It is about LIFE or DEATH. Hospitals in KC are filling up & going on diversion which means if you or a loved one get sick w/COVID, has a heart attack or is seriously injured in a car accident, there may not be a hospital bed for you.(1/3) 4:02 PM · Jul 28, 2021
(2/3)I support @QuintonLucasKC #MaskMandate. This is an evolving virus. According new info from the @CDCgov even if you are vaccinated, you can still get the Delta variant, be asymptomatic, have a LARGE viral load in your system & spread the virus. The entire state is in the red.
(3/3)If you care about your neighbor, those with underlying health conditions & children 11 yrs old & younger, PLEASE, please, please #GetVaccinated. And let’s all #MaskUp until we reach heard immunity. #HealthCare shouldn’t be political. #MOLeg #MaskUp
Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas [2019 file photo].
Mayor Q @QuintonLucasKC
I have stuck with CDC guidance throughout the pandemic and today is no different.
I will return Kansas City to a mask mandate indoors based upon national and regional health guidance and discussion with other Kansas City leaders. I will provide further details in the morning. 6:49 PM · Jul 27, 2021
Mayor Q @QuintonLucasKC We cannot ignore the rapid spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant in Missouri—outpacing much of the country. We will do all we can to ensure our corner of this state is safe.
Some of the responses:
So frustrating. People do the right thing and get vaccinated and those that don’t cause masks to come back.
There will not be any enforcement
I really, really dislike masks. I’m vaccinated and I’m over them. But this is the right call as people continue to gauge their comfort level with the vaccine. Hopefully we see more shots and fewer masks down the road…. for now, we gotta keep folks safe.
I voted for you and will vote for you again, but as a vaccinated adult, I absolutely hate this and will shop, spend money in Overland Park instead of KCMO whenever possible. I doubt I am the only one.
You didn’t vote for him, you never will. You shop there all the time anyway.
Good call. You hire a professional engineer to design a bridge . You don’t let the guys at the bar draw it on a napkin .
Use the professionals.
How long will this last? I really want my senior year to be normal. I’ve seen what the class of 20 and 21 went through and how badly it affected them, I don’t want the same to happen to class of 22
Tell that to the anti-vaxxers.
Ya my husband and I were gonna honeymoon in kc but not now
And they said it wouldn’t last…
Thank you for ignoring the giant toddlers who can’t handle wearing a simple piece of cloth.
Thank you. I’m vaccinated but had a positive test. We still need masks until people get vaccinated.
Thank you for leading our city in a better direction because the honor system just was not working here.
Thank you for following the guidance of experts and healthcare leaders in our community.
If you don’t like it then get the vaccine. The more people vaccinated the quicker we can get out of this. Anti-vax babies are ruining this for everyone. Grow up and think about someone other than yourself for a change.
So why did I get vaccinated???
I have 2 littles under 6. I’ll do it so they don’t get it. They cannot get vaxed like me and my wife. MO hillbillies can kiss my ass.
This makes no sense. Masks only protect others from getting the virus. People who have had the vaccine cannot pass the virus to others therefore we should not have to wear masks. This is just a control thing.
Has difficulty paying attention and keeping up.
Glad I don’t live in kcmo..all fear porn to get more people into the worlds biggest science experiment
Thank you for post thinking this. It was getting hard to spot you wackos when you took your red hats off
Risky and Reckless.
I do have a question actually. What is the particle size of the droplet of water the COVID virus travels on when it goes from their sneeze into your mouth?
Slept through school, will never understand science.
This is the right thing to do for our communities. If all get on the same page, we are stronger. Thank you.
Nope. I will support and provide commerce to anyone who opposes this mandate.
Yes, with your billions of wealth.
Awesome! I will keep my spending in Kansas then! I like it better over here anyway!
Has difficulty understanding simple concepts.
I will not, under any circumstance comply.
Some people never get out of nursery school.
Good. Had to be done unfortunately. Its ashame not everyone did their part to end this
Thank you mayor Q. Everyone, please know this isn’t a punishment. The delta and lambda variants are more deadly because they rapidly replicate in our bodies to the point where even when vaccinated, you can still transmit the virus – but will most likely not have severe symptoms
Even though breakout cases are rare (when vaccinated people contract and spread covid), they are still happening. Any amount of prevention could be the difference between having enough medical staff/supplies to help those who do get sick.
Civil Disobedience will rain supreme. I won’t wear one and will enter businesses at will without one
Might want to rein that in a bit. The reign in Speign falls meignly on the pleign. Even better:
Don’t cut yourself on that edge
Thank Mayor Q for your leadership. I know it’s really hard with all the pushback you’re sure to get, but it’s definitely the right thing to get things back under control, especially until we can get our kids vaccinated.
Kc will lose money thanks and so if anyone that enforces this. That’s not what we need
Believes that people can take it with them.
Thanks anti-vaxxers. For nothing.
Why? We have a major major problem that’s actually fixable. Only problem is, it requires a general sense of civic responsibility.
They’d have to have morals for that
Morals for taking a non-fda approved experimental vaccine for a virus with a 99% survival rate?
Slept through school, has difficulty with actual facts and large numbers.
I’m vaccinated. I dont want to mask again. If its because I can spread it to others who refuse to vaccinate, its their problem. Hospitals should just refuse covid cases. Have them go home, see what happens and deal with the consequence. Cant save those who don’t want to be saved
Tempting, but our society is not supposed to be made up of sociopaths. Oh, wait…
Thank you. Who didn’t see this coming? It was just a matter of time. An ugly world we live in where people don’t care about one another and have been consumed with conspiracy theories and hate. What a thankless job you have to maintain some civility.
We never stopped wearing masks. When I go to a public indoor place and 40% are vaccinated but 90% are not wearing masks. The numbers just never added up. Those who have chosen to not be vaccinated are the reason for this.
Thank you for announcing this in time for me to move my birthday party to Johnson County!
Since you’re so popular they’ll really appreciate hosting that super spreader event.
I hate mask, I am vaccinated. That being said, I think you are making the right call, and if this saves lives, even of those who fight it, it’s worth it.
We are all tired of wearing masks, but I am *so* relieved to hear this! Definitely the right call to keep the vulnerable population safe!
It’s reached a point where now it’s simply unfair to those who have done everything they could to not have to wear masks and go back to normal… What do you plan to tell rising seniors who will have now almost completely missed out on their high school experience???
Uh, they’re saving lives and helping prevent the pain and suffering for many others? That should do.
Thank goodness Mayor Q
Thank you. Also thank you for my frail elderly mother and my grandkids who are not yet old enough for the vaccine.
I’m done with this. I’m leaving kc and moving rural. You guys are crazy.
Are you sure about all of that?
Nobody likes masks, but I’ve never stopped wearing one. We need to beat this to ground.
We have the stupid anti-vaxxers to thank for the this. Thanks a lot, a-holes!
WE WILL IGNORE YOU!! Time to stand up !!!!!
You think you’re so big and bad huh? You can’t stand up when you’re on a ventilator, princess
This isn’t what the science shows. Damage to a child’s lungs begins in as little as THREE MINUTES and 68% of children have problems. The damage you are doing far exceeds the intervention.
(The lawsuits will cost billions.)
Wait for it:
That study has been retracted because it used bad methods and measurement equipment.
These babies cant wear a mask to walk in a store for ten minutes while doctors and nurses on front lines wear them for 12 hours plus a day. Who are the real snow flakes?
That’s their job they get paid to do and chose a careeer path in…they’re not going grocery shopping they are performing surgery.
That’s so cute, thinking surgeons are the only people in hospitals.
How is making vaccinated people wear masks going to help stop the spread of the Delta Variant? I’ll wait…
Didn’t have to wait long:
Breakthrough cases. Also immunocompromised aren’t as protected from the vaccines. #leukemia
This has been another edition of short answers to simple questions.
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
Liberals at @HuffPost say my bill requiring schools to teach our kids the Constitution, Bill of Rights, & Declaration of Independence is “whitewashing” history. That’s crazy. Those documents ARE our history & the high principles that unite us as Americans are worth celebrating 5:53 PM · Jul 26, 2021
Some of the responses:
Literally no one is saying that, Josh.
They did say Josh’s bill is white washing history, but that’s because of its stupidly narrow focus. Context to the documents is needed. But Josh is also fascist, so expect many distorted truths from him.
So when they learn the founding document states that black people count as 60% of a person, what conclusion should they come to?
You are a disingenuous ass
Yes, I left the Republican Party for many reasons, but it comes down to truth. Since Trump took over, my former political party is made up of people who don’t tell the truth. People who can’t handle the truth. People who rejoice in lying.
I can’t be a part of that.
Are we also going to teach them that Senators instigating insurrections is against the Constitution . . ?
How about a bill that teaches the GOP what a Certified Election means.
We should absolutely teach those things as well as slavery, the Civil War, Jim Crowe, reconstruction and the 1/6/2021 insurrection
My 3 adult kids graduated from MO public schools. You did not. They all learned this material in MO public schools. You would know that if you lived here, had kids in public school, or ever attended public school. Cool it with this hysteria.
You forgot that on 1/6/2021.
Those things are already taught in school. Try to keep up, Hee Haw Hawley.
Josh: *thinking* “what made up controversy can I stir up? Got it: I’ll lie & say kids aren’t taught about the Constitution in school which literally everyone knows that they are”
*ignoring a real crisis* story: “Missouri hospital just hit its all-time high for Covid cases”
You do realize that those are already taught in Missouri classrooms, and classrooms all over America, right? That’s literally the whole point of AP US History. And every 11th grade history class. Sheesh.
Schools across Missouri are already teaching those things. What exactly is the point of your bill?
You are a lying POS. You helped lead a revolt against our country.
You know what one of my favorite documents is the United States is? The Congressional subpoena. You should get one. Really.
Students do learn about those important documents (did you miss a lot of school??-it might explain some things). I also taught students one of America’s greatest strengths was it’s smooth transition of power. And now you ruined that. Very disappointing.
Okay, come back at us with what they really object to. Nobody is going to believe that anyone would object to teaching the Constitution, Bill of Rights or Declaration of Independence. What else does your “proposal” call for? What are they REALLY objecting to?
Self-Own – if that’s what he thinks “his bill” says, he hasn’t read his bill.
I’m imagine your bill is as vague and selective of this here tweet of yours?
Will they also be taught about the January 6th insurrection that your traitor ass participated in?
You should study those documents. Give em a good read.
Not sure where you went to school, but all three of my kids were taught these things. Do you ever get exhausted with all the lying?
“…Please consult your doctor, not the comments section…”
“…Our doctors will make clinical decisions based on scientific evidence and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and the National Institutes of Health.
Lake Regional will provide treatments approved or authorized by the FDA or recommended by the CDC or NIH.
Lake Regional will not administer pharmaceuticals or therapeutics that have not been proven to benefit hospitalized patients. Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine fall into this category…”
You may have seen recent discussions on social media related to Lake Regional’s care of COVID-19 patients. Although our duty to protect our patients’ privacy prevents us from commenting online, we want our community to know the following.
Our care teams are giving all we have to our patients, but this virus is a formidable opponent.
The patients in the current wave of COVID admissions are sicker and declining more quickly than those in previous waves. They are also younger. About half of the COVID-positive patients we’ve admitted this month are younger than 59. Seventy-five percent are 69 or younger.
This is a virus. There is no cure — only avoidance through vaccination and preventive measures. Treatments are limited and marginally effective. We can address the symptoms and support the patients, but their bodies have to do the hard work of overcoming breathing difficulties, blood pressure drops and eventually failure of the lungs and other organs.
Sometimes all we can do is provide comfort measures. That may be difficult for families to accept, especially when the patients are middle-aged or younger, but it’s the sad reality.
Today is July 23. We have experienced 22 COVID-related deaths in the past 23 days. That’s 22 grieving families who have looked to our team for answers and support, a heartbreaking burden for our caregivers who have dedicated their lives to healing.
Lake Regional’s Ethics Committee met this week to discuss our approach to COVID care, specifically the treatments available to patients at the end of their life. Their determinations are outlined below.
Our doctors will make clinical decisions based on scientific evidence and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and the National Institutes of Health.
Lake Regional will provide treatments approved or authorized by the FDA or recommended by the CDC or NIH.
Lake Regional will not administer pharmaceuticals or therapeutics that have not been proven to benefit hospitalized patients. Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine fall into this category.
The physicians serving on this committee are some of the best and most caring we have had the pleasure to work with in our careers. We are blessed that they choose to call the Lake of the Ozarks home because, undoubtedly, they are top performers who would be welcomed by any hospital nationwide. They have the full support of our hospital’s leadership; we hope our community will reach out and support them, as well.
As we carry on, remember that we have more wins than losses in this fight. We’ve talked a lot about COVID-related deaths recently because the Delta variant is claiming lives at a higher rate than previous variants. But that doesn’t change the fact that we’ve helped more than 425 hospitalized patients overcome this illness. And, our Emergency Department and clinics have helped countless more patients, who had less severe infections, regain their health.
Vaccines remain our most powerful weapon in this fight. And we urge you to talk to your physician if you have any questions about their safety or efficacy. Otherwise, they are readily available at any of our seven primary care locations, area health departments, Central Ozarks Medical Center and local pharmacies. Just choose the location that’s most convenient for you.
As the leading health care provider in the region, we’re here to serve everyone who needs us. It’s our calling. And while we will always be here to help, we hope everyone will do what it takes to protect themselves and get vaccinated.
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. —
To help combat the spread of COVID-19, Whiteman Air Force Base officials have released an update supplementing existing Department of Defense guidance on the use of cloth face coverings, effective July 26.
Beginning Monday, all individuals on installation property will again be required to wear cloth face coverings at all times when indoors and when the maintenance of six feet of physical distance in outdoor work areas is not possible, regardless of personal vaccination status.
Base public health officials observed recent increases in COVID-19 cases in Missouri and local counties and advised the updated guidance to improve installation protective measures against the growing risk of community spread. In addition to adherence to the updated mask guidance, personnel should also continue to follow strict health protection measures to include, but not limited to, social distancing and disciplined personal hygiene, such as hand washing and disinfection of commonly touched surfaces.
This guidance applies to Total-Force military personnel, DOD civilian employees and contractors, family members and all individuals visiting base facilities.
Any cloth items worn as face coverings (e.g., neck gaiters, neck warmers, balaclavas, etc.) should be functional, cleaned and maintained in compliance with current Air Force instructions, and need to cover the mouth and nose.
“Every adjustment to our public health measures is carefully considered and not taken lightly,” said Col. Daniel Diehl, 509th Bomb Wing commander. “We take this step with the best interest of our personnel and our mission readiness in mind. All members of our teams are vital to our success and task of providing the nation with persistent strategic deterrence and lethal global strike capability. Everyone’s continued commitment to fighting the spread of COVID-19 is critical.”
• Children under the age of two should not wear a face covering due to potential choking/suffocation hazards.
• Any accompanied minor with a medical condition or mental special needs that makes wearing a face covering difficult or potentially hazardous.
• A face covering must be worn into the Whiteman AFB Fitness Center. Face coverings may be removed while actively performing cardiovascular exercise (running, biking, elliptical). Face coverings should be re-donned after completion of cardiovascular exercise.
• Face coverings are required at Whiteman AFB pools; however, they are not required while actually swimming.
What a ridiculous statement, after TFG especially.
Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…
Wtf? Where are you coming up with these lies?
I’m embarrassed that I voted you in the past
Umm….please remind us of the name of the former president who claimed dictators were his friends?
The GQP lie, lie, and then lie some more.
* Keystone wouldn’t have brought lower gas or energy prices to Americans.
* Keystone wouldn’t have created more than a couple dozen new jobs at most.
* Nord Stream 2 is already nearly done and follows the same pathway as the original.
Hey remember when a bunch of your GQP colleagues visited moscow on july 4th and then came back pushing russian propaganda?
LOL. Is this a parody account ?
You are abusing prescription meds, aren’t you?
Full on Q.
Stands to reason…….
Vickster rode the #racist birther, tea party wave into office.
Of course she’d embrace the #Q movement to garner votes.
America benefits in no way from the leaky tube of toxic Canadian sludge Vicky is shilling for, so you have to wonder is she being bribed or does she just really love poisoning Native lands?
Please do Missouri a favor, Go Away.
Oh yea take hawley with you also
It wasn’t “America’s” pipeline. It was for Canadian oil to pass through the USA for shipping elsewhere out of the Gulf. Do you have ANYTHING accurate and worthwhile saying or are you just a pipeline for lies and misinformation?
Yes. This has been another edition of short answers to simple questions.
Vicky doesn’t care about anyone except an endorsement from Trump. We need someone to vote her out. She is a traitor
Does anything come out of your vicious mouth that isn’t a lie. You have no business being in congress. And I guarantee you will never make senator! This country is fed@up with your kind! Vote you out!
Eric Schmitt @Eric_Schmitt
The citizens of St. Louis and St. Louis County are not subjects — they are free people. As their Attorney General I’ll be filing suit Monday to stop this insanity. #covid
[….] 6:50 PM · Jul 23, 2021
Some of the responses:
You’ve gone a couple of days without losing in court, do you need a fix?
My kids can’t get vaccinated. We need to either get more people vaccinated, or do what is necessary to protect everyone from the spread among the unvaccinated. Do not take legal action against St. Louis City and County doing what needs to be done.
Setting yourself up for another loss in court?
I’m one of those people and I’d like to know how many times you’ve promoted vaccination. Looking back through July tweets….that would be a big ZERO times. As a doctor who works inpatient, I suggest you drop the politics and do something useful.
You are completely out of touch with the seriousness of COVID-19 and the Delta variant. Individuals choosing not to be vaccinated are a problem as yourself, and Missouri Republicans who are against mask mandates or other issues for the greater good of our communities and state.
Are you going to sign the lawsuit this time or find a totally different embarrassing way to lose?
We’re not your grandstanding springboard either. Leave us alone. #STL
Read the room, dude.
Ohohoh… Scary Eric is gonna sue!!! It will end like the rest of them
Is it not the most important role of government to protect its citizens from harm? Why would you choose to take a political and legal position that ignores the health and welfare of your fellow citizens?
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
Replace the lies with the truth! That’s what my Love America Act is all about. No more critical race theory in schools. Teach our kids the truth of who we are – a nation of liberators
[….] 6:33 PM · Jul 22, 2021
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
The Left wants to teach our kids that America is systemically racist. That’s false and it’s meant to divide. It’s time to replace lies with the truth! America is a great nation of good people – and our kids should be proud of that. That’s why I’m introducing the Love America Act
6:20 PM · Jul 22, 2021
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
It will require schools that get federal tax dollars to teach kids the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution & Bill of Rights, and the Pledge. These texts affirm the truths that unite us, and make us a great people.
6:20 PM · Jul 22, 2021
The first page of the United States Constitution  – National Archives – detail
Uh, the Pledge of Allegiance isn’t a founding document. By the way, which version?
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
No more critical race theory. No more hate. Let’s teach our kids what unites us as Americans – what we love together. Let’s teach them the truth
6:20 PM · Jul 22, 2021
As usual, there is much hilarity in the responses:
“And what unites as Americans in my world is complaining about Simon & Schuster canceling my book deal…”
Hawley when Jim Crow laws were enacted and when they had separate black and White dining areas was that racist?
Critical Race Theory is not being taught in schools!!!! It’s not!
Factual real history is taught and should be honored.
In that history are some things we cannot be proud of. But that doesn’t make them less important to look at and understand.
No whitewashing the facts.
Josh Hawley (r) doesn’t care.
Critical Race Theory is not taught in A SINGLE SCHOOL IN AMERICA. It’s presented to college students who have the ability to discern the information. Totally misleading…. AS USUAL
Putting a band aid and blinders on do not help solve our problems and unite us. Being honest and teaching our history, not a whitewashed history, and how we got to where we are is how we heal and grow together.
Ignoring prejudice won’t eliminate it. Ignoring hate doesn’t solve our problems. Turning our backs on issues is a plan for failure. Teach the truth. We can teach our children to face reality and they can still love our country
Wtf Josh, should we not teach children about the truth that there was slavery.. that the QOP has been hate mongering all through the last 2 years… just teach the truth good and bad..people can’t stick their heads in the sand
Like what you did on 1/6?
Sounds great. Let’s teach them the truth. All truth. Even the painful truth. Denying the racism that’s woven into our society isn’t teaching truth. Teach the truth. Allow our children to form opinions based on true history, not the whitewashed version you propose.
As a model for what you want schools to teach, can you begin with the history of how Missouri became a state?
What would you teach? Would you teach that Missouri’s first constitution prohibited the entry of free Negros and mulattoes?
“No more hate”… Does that mean LGBT are in or out? Hard to tell with you.
Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Why are you so against education & critical thinking? It’s not about division (unlike your rhetoric) it’s about taking an honest look at where we started, and trying our best to move forward.
Teaching history is not hate.
First. Critical race theory isn’t taught at our schools. Second, you can’t just pick and choose the history taught. History can be both bad and good. Our kids can take it!
Critical race theory isn’t taught in schools. It is usually taught as an elective in High level college classes. Stop fear mongering.
Dude who helped sell the big lie that the election was stolen and then incited a violent insurrection in an attempt to overthrow the government says what about the truth?
None of what you listed is critical race theory, son. It’s history.
So a guy who should be in jail for insurrection is introducing a bill to teach what is already taught because a manufactured outrage like Chris Rufo’s Critical Race Theory stunt is dividing people, causing FOX News viewers to believe teaching American history is bad. Got it.
You don’t know the first thing about the truth.
Some of us don’t love insurrections.
You should learn the definitions of the words and phrases you use.
Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
The really frightening ones use it as a blueprint.
You know full well CRT is only taught in colleges, but far be it from you to be honest with your constituents.
You are the opposite of a uniter.
I thought you said that you want to teach kids the truth. Truth is, the US used slave labor to build. Then even after freeing the slaves, the government systematically denied them basic human dignity and rights. You want to teach fairy tales.
So the way to love America is to restrict criticism of it? #fascism
If you can’t handle the facts of slavery and racism in the United States, you’re not concerned with the truth. You’re only concerned with propaganda.
This is the most pie in the sky bullshit I’ve ever heard.
It’s in his nature.
You’re never going to be president, Josh.
There’s already a really low bar. Donald Trump. I rest my case.
Pigeonholing all public schools to say the pledge? Bullshit.
You take civics teaching which is already being done and legal theory and confuse people by misleading through lying about what is actually happening. Insurrectionist continue to foment for the over through of the constitution. You should resign.