We have vaccinated the majority of our scheduled individuals and at this time have extra doses available that we need to administer today to avoid expiration. If you are a Missouri resident and meet the state criteria for Phase 1A or Phase 1B you may come and receive vaccine. Our clinic is at 803 South 20th Street at the PC-R1 School. Vaccine will be on a first come first served basis until our supply is depleted.
Thanks for your stellar planning and leadership, Mike?
Like a collection of sycophantic Santa Clauses all muscling down a chimney at once, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives today finally gave President Donald Trump the legislative gift he’s been hoping for all season. And Missouri representatives were right there in the heart of the huddle.
One barely needs to check the list of votes once, let alone twice. In Missouri, the vote came down to a straight party line, with Ann Wagner, Billy Long, Blaine Luetkemeyer, Jason Smith, Sam Graves and Vicky Hartzler each casting their vote for a tax bill that, in addition to pumping up the nation’s deficit and providing luxurious belly rubs to corporations, also unstitches Americans’ current healthcare coverage and provides big breaks to the wealthy.
“For the sixth time in less than a year, Congress considered legislation to address the COVID pandemic. The last five COVID relief packages have provided a combined total of $4 trillion in relief funding. However, an analysis by the Committee for a Responsible Budget has found approximately $1 trillion that has yet to be spent from the previous relief packages.
The American Rescue Plan is serving as an excuse to spend our tax money on unnecessary things completely unrelated to the pandemic. With less than nine percent of this legislation designated for COVID, this spending spree could not be further from ‘relief.’
This package contains $112 million for Speaker Pelosi’s Silicon Valley tunnel project, $135 million for the National Endowment for the Arts, $135 million for the National Endowment for the Humanities, $200 million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services and $12 billion in foreign aid. None of these items actually tackle this pandemic.
By pushing this bill through Congress in the name of ‘relief,’ we are recklessly gambling with our future while expanding our national deficit by trillions.
With a growing economy, COVID numbers going down, and over $1 trillion still available for ongoing needs, now is not the time to go further in debt by passing wish-list pork for the Speaker disguised as ‘COVID relief.’”
That is, at the very least, an ironic choice for a press release headline.
What was that vote again on the massive Donald Trump (r) giveaway for the top 1%? Oh, yeah, we already mentioned that.
Like many businesses, those owned by U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler and her husband, Lowell Hartzler, applied for and received Paycheck Protection Program loans to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Paycheck Protection Program was created in the relief bill approved March 27 and given $349 billion for loans to businesses that kept employees on the payroll. The money may also be spent on expenses such as rent, mortgages and utilities, and if spent within eight weeks of receipt does not have to be repaid.
Hartzler, R-Harrisonville, voted for the original legislation and last week voted to add $310 billion to the loan fund. She opposed a proposal to create a special Congressional oversight subcommittee to monitor spending of federal aid and the overall response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vicky Hartzler (r) got hers. She apparently doesn’t believe most other Americans need similar help.
Alayna Chapie KFVS Yesterday at 11:56 AM ·
4:40 p.m. UPDATE: 648 shots administered. 1,302 still available.
3:25 p.m. UPDATE: 517 shots have been administered so far. They started with 1,950.
Update: At 3 p.m. ANYONE can go get the COVID vaccine at the Knights of Columbus. The health department has opened it up to anyone to avoid wasting the vaccine.
A mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic is happening right now in Bollinger County at the Knights of Columbus in Leopold. Officials say they still have over 1,000 doses to give out. No appointment is necessary, but you can register before hand at MOStopsCOVID.com/navigator. The event goes until 5pm today. KFVS-TV
Bollinger County, Missouri has a population of a little over 12,000.
Some of the comments:
4:40 pm update: 648 shots administered. 1,302 still available
this is insanity. Can you find out what they’ll do with the leftover vaccine? Possibly send them to St. Louis?
I just got this answered! I was told they will not go to waste. They will be transferred to another agency following MO DHSS protocols!
So many thanks! My daughter made a mad dash, two and a half hours on a moment’s notice hoping that a shot might be there and it WAS!!!
What percentage of the population isn’t able to drop everything and make a mad dash? Just asking.
Thanks so much for the great lead! My daughter (an educator) is rushing there but coming from STL is still a couple of hours away. If anyone gets there and finds they’re out of vaccine, I’d appreciate an update so I could keep her from driving the rest of the way.
Can you confirm address? I’m struggling to find the exact location
This wasn’t advertised well. I live 15 miles from there and didn’t know it was open to the public. I have been waiting for a vaccine for over a month. I have had two appointments that were canceled. I Amon a waiting list. Frustrating!
A mass vaccination clinic in Leopold, MO operated on a first-come-first-serve basis yesterday due to overallocation.
Gov. Mike Parson allocated almost 2,000 vaccines for the clinic. The Bollinger County town’s population of 65 did not fulfill that allocation, leading the health department to open the clinic up to anyone who wanted to be vaccinated.
In today’s COVID-19 press conference update, Gov. Mike Parson was asked if instances like this one, where rural counties have more shots than people showing up to get them, are a waste of vaccine.
“I’m not aware of that,” Parson says in response to the assertion that almost 66% of the clinic’s vaccines went unused. “Maybe you know more than what I evidently do, because I don’t think that’s the case at all.”
EFFERSON CITY, MO (KMOX) -A Wednesday mass vaccination event in southeast Missouri’s Bollinger County, that saw only 648 of 1,950 available doses administered, has Missouri Governor Mike Parson defending the state’s distribution plan. Parson denied again that rural areas are getting more than their fair share of the vaccine. “The formula is the same wherever it is,” he says. “It’s based on the population where you are at so there’s nobody in rural Missouri getting vaccinated any more than anyone in urban areas. It’s just not happening.”
A state spokesperson says the 13 hundred doses that were not given out at the event, were sent to a major pharmacy in the area so they could be administered.
Thursday in northwestern Missouri, some 1,100 doses were sent to ta mass vaccination event in Princeton, Mo. Only 401 shots were given out Wednesday.
State of Missouri – General Election, November 03, 2020
As announced by the Board of State Canvassers on December 08, 2020
U.S. President and Vice President 9 of 9 Precincts Reported
Donald J. Trump, Michael R. Pence Republican 5,167 86.361%
Joseph R. Biden, Kamala D. Harris Democratic 750 12.536%
Governor 9 of 9 Precincts Reported
Mike Parson Republican 5,063 85.121%
Nicole Galloway Democratic 773 12.996%
State of Missouri – General Election, November 03, 2020
As announced by the Board of State Canvassers on December 08, 2020
St. Louis City
U.S. President and Vice President 222 of 222 Precincts Reported
Donald J. Trump, Michael R. Pence Republican 21,474 16.041%
Joseph R. Biden, Kamala D. Harris Democratic 110,089 82.238%
Governor 222 of 222 Precincts Reported
Mike Parson Republican 23,380 17.527%
Nicole Galloway Democratic 107,296 80.437%
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
Experts have long urged schools to #SafelyReopen for our children, but Dr. Fauci is now moving the goalposts.
With over $60 billion for schools still left unspent from previous COVID relief packages, are we listening to science or politics?
[….] 10:09 AM · Feb 15, 2021
As always, there’s much hilarity in the comments:
I absolutely hate it when science continues to move the goalposts as new data is made available. I want to go back to a time when Earth was the center of the universe and blood letting was a common practice.
Let’s make vaccinating teachers in Missouri a priority. What can you do for 4th District teachers? Step up to the plate and do something.
Unfortunately our esteemed Representative doesn’t really care about this issue. She seems to be completely oblivious to the fact schools in her district have been opened since August.
You are just misinterpreting the guidelines like so many others politicians , the facts are and haven’t changed whether schools can open fully depends on virus spread in the community and the schools ability to meet mitigation requirements.
No, Vicky, science is at work. We on the Left believe in science. We know that as new information is derived via the scientific method, plans change to reflect the new data. Now, PLEASE stop politicizing the pandemic!
Most of the things that need to be done in order to safely reopen could be accomplished, but many of them would take time. You can order PPE and tech quickly, but ventilation and cramped classrooms won’t be solved so fast.
Prioritize vaccinating teachers should be your message. Followed directly by vaccinating library workers. Quit playing political games and get to work to help your state.
Do you have a brain or do you just do what your GQP handlers tell you to do?
We see what you did there.
We listen to facts and science unlike the MO GOP.
You only listen to politics. So I know better than to listen to you.
The Trump Party Doesn’t believe in Science.
Dr. Fauci is an expert. YOU are not. Why are you so surprised goalposts are moving?? Virus with new variants that has the entire world stumped and trying new things. I would be shocked if goalposts were NOT moved. Follow the damn science. Which is why we are in this situation!
Bullshit. He isn’t moving anything. He has ALWAYS said as long as it can be done safely. SCHOOLS NEED THOSE FUNDS TO DO SO. Stop the lying. It’s tired.
What experts? Provide your source?!
Yet, you seem to be completely unaware that most schools in your home district are in fact open. You also don’t seem to care that the teaching and support staffs of those schools continue to show up every day without being vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.
Was it science or politics that drive your party to consider masks as unconstitutional? Because that line of thinking killed hundreds of thousands of hard working Americans. The @housegop is the party of contradiction, partisanship, and division
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
Having only 51% of our schools reopen for as little as one day a week is not a “success.” We should be working to safely get all of our children back to full-time, in-person learning.
As always, there was much hilarity in the comments:
Cool. I think you should IMMEDIATELY go teach in a school for a week. I’m sure there is a school in your district needs substitute teachers. Show us how to do it, Congresswoman!
Well, there aren’t any open public town halls scheduled in the district.
What’s that stat in MISSOURI and in the 4th? Maybe you should focus on the people you’re supposed to actually represent… for once.
Are there more than 15 cases yet?
You are a “former” teacher. Any of your kids in school now? How about teachers? You think teachers need to be at the classroom, then they are essential. They need vaccines NOW. Being as a nurse and educator, safety is more priority than education.
My niece & nephew are educators in your district. What is your plan for their safety if you reopen all schools?
Are you willing to volunteer to be a substitute teacher during your break?
And have you helped schools to ensure proper ventilation, spacing, and other modifications? Do you understand that cooperative learning is not going to be achieved with all this in use? Are you adding services and money to schools to take the burden off teachers?
Focus on Missouri teachers (most of whom have *been* face to face with students all school year) and keeping them safe enough and healthy enough to *stay* in the classroom. Can you do that? And get us some vaccinations pronto. Thx.
And did you try to get former president Trump and Gov. Parson to speed up vaccine production and rollout? Not finding any evidence of you doing this or having a plan to help on this front. So you’re basically criticising the Biden admin for not cleaning up your team’s mess.
And an “F” to you as well!! If the GOP claimed C-19 didn’t exist, we wouldn’t be in this desperate situation.
Biden *is* working to get our children back to full time, in person learning. This is a judicious first step. As a former student, I prefer a less partisan teacher.
Vicky: If trump and Parson had taken covid seriously from the beginning (instead of ignoring the danger and politicizing the issue), our state and the nation would be in a much better position vis-à-vis reopening. Parson is still ignoring the problem and you aren’t helping.
Vaccination for teachers = teachers back to in-person teaching full time. It’s very simple logic. And most elementary schools have been in-person a majority of the 20-22 school year. So one more time – vaccinate teachers Tier 1.
This is a complicated issue that needs to go slow. We can never go back to the way it was in 2019. The teachers and every adult that works at the schools should have a Covid Vaccination first. If we can’t at least do this, the teachers will find lesser paid jobs.
Here’s a novel idea, make teachers a priority to get the vaccine.
Bidens team is working on ways to get schools opened safely. Be part of the solution not part of the problem.
Solutions? From Vicky Hartzler (r)?
And as a teacher, you should have more insight to the communicability that occurs in schools. Staff needs to be vaccinated, provided with PPE and have good ventilation systems. If you don’t understand that, then you deserve an “F.”
You want to reopen schools? Get. us. the. vaccines.
I wish someone would ask what the current % of schools is that have students in school at least one day per week.
Babe you had a whole year and didnt do anything except kill 400,000 Americans, and plummet us into recession. Maybe sit this one out?
You as a teacher is a reason to homeschool
Ouch. Still, a good point.
You’re a FORMER TEACHER?
I legit didn’t know this, and based on your politics… I’m kind of shocked. You should know better. What do your former colleagues think of you now, when you work for the party that demonizes teachers and tries to keep them underpaid and overworked?
You should go sit in those classrooms.
trump had months to create a “plan” but like the rest of his Covid handling, his only solution was to just open & push any decisions off to local authorities & proceed without the support of any federal assistance.
You can’t complain now when you were complicit the last 4 years.
I agree. If Congress can remain open, then so can our schools. Opening half the schools is as absurd as opening half of Congress.
Has difficulty understanding simple concepts. Then again, if our schools had the same schedule and vaccines as Congress that would make the point almost moot.
As a former teacher, would you be willing to go back to a classroom unvaccinated?
Our children could have been back in the classroom long ago had trump and the @gop taken Covid seriously.
Instead, hear we are with over 450k Americans dead.
We are in your district and have been open all year. How about getting Mike Parson to vaccinate teachers?
Last week we had for the first time more vaccines administered than deaths. That’s a year after Trump did nothing.
Also I am your constituent…
I do not listen to seditionists that tried to take my vote away.
Ep. 49: Perception, Belief, Covid-19, & Political Extremism
Adam Sommer hosts with guests Heidi and Sharon, Andrew Serrone, and the slate of panelists of Sean Diller, Rachel Parker, and Zack Schwartz return.
(02:45)Opening Statement about perceptions, the truth, and messaging
(06:45) Let’s Have A Chat with respiratory therapists about their real time experience with COVID-19 in a rural hospital setting
(37:45 ) BONUS Let’s Have A Chat with Andrew Serrone to help us understand the crazy week in the market
(56:00 )Talking Politics with Sean, Zack, and Rachel covering the current state of play in the US senate, some interesting Missouri political issues including Gov Parson’s letter complaining to his own party, and more
(1hr 45min )Last call where we get into Extremism in today’s political climate