Glad some citizens showed up to stand up for our rights. Donna Stewart seems rude and scared. Maybe she just needs to lock herself up at home. We don’t want any restrictions or lockdown. Saint Louis county just lost their mask mandate lawsuit. I expect Kansas City to lose theirs in court as well. We are free and have rights
Uh, “they” showed up to complain about masks and vaccines, spouting misinformation which would be laughable if it weren’t so dangerous to others. It was definitely not a virtuoso display of critical thinking skills. Thirty or so people in a county with a population of approximately 54,000.
Whining about a local school district “making” school children wear masks, while being lax in their enforcement, while being too strict in their enforcement, and possibly making students follow established policy.
Masks designated for biological use don’t work for paint (uh, wrong type), therefore they won’t work for their intended purpose.
Wearing a mask will cause you to breathe excessive amounts of carbon dioxide, never mind that highly skilled surgeons and medical personnel wear masks for hours. Seriously, would anyone want their medical team to do otherwise?
How many individuals in Johnson County have been fully vaccinated? Definitely more than thirty anti-science luddites.
Listen to the audio. Donna Stewart was definitely polite.
Who is “we”?
Uh, a temporary restraining order does not equate to “just lost their mask mandate lawsuit”. You expect?
With freedom and rights comes responsibility. Maybe even empathy. But, here we are.
As always, we’re not allowing ignorant comments like these out of moderation to be linked with the original post, but we will present some of them in subsequent posts for the purpose of public derision and mockery. As we see fit.
Eric Schmitt @Eric_Schmitt
Today my Office delivered a huge win for the people of St. Louis County & obtained an order halting the mask mandate.
I’ll never stop fighting against unreasonable & unconstitutional government overreach & I’ll never stop fighting for the cause of freedom. #NoMaskMandates 2:15 PM · Aug 3, 2021
Some of the comments:
What effect do you think that this “win” will have for the people of St. Louis County? #HonestQuestion [….]
Thank you AG Eric Schmitt! So grateful you are using your office to fight for our freedoms! May God bless you and your family!
Well, that’s one way of killing off your base
Basically, you sentenced more people to suffer and die so that you can get the GOP nomination in the Senate race. Monstrous.
I hate you.
Why is it such a big issue to wear a mask and get vaccinated? What are people afraid of? Why do you spend so much time and effort in this?
You obtained a temporary restraining order
Thank you @Eric_Schmitt for working hard to protect our rights and freedoms as Missourians!! #LikeABoss
This is great news – but please let us know when they actually put this into action. As of this morning every place is still requiring masks for the vaccinated and unvaccinated
Guess what? Private companies can still require you to wear a mask…
Thank you!! I’m terrified at what’s going on in our country but you are a hero to all of us [….]
Thanks for nothing. You don’t care about our health or welfare at all. Just catering to the MAGAs. Yet you call yourself pro-life. You have blood on your hands.
[….] Gonna make sure I’m a true Missourian for now on and do jack shit for other people.
“There’s a slight chance I can protect my fellow man by doing something simple? We’ll fuck them. Me, me, me. God bless and fuck off.” – MAGAts
Thank you for protecting our freedom!
Please fight against vaccine passports, even in the private sector. We cannot have this medical apartheid here.
The only thing for which you fight is your political career.
You’re a shameful person, and a horrible example for your children.
Good, now do Kansas City please. End all mask mandates.
Shut up Eric, what you are tweeting is another of your many lies from the lawyer! The Judge ordered a TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER! You have not stopped anything can happen when it’s issued as TEMPORARY! Tell SLC that truth!
Senator Roy Blunt @RoyBlunt
Because of vaccines, we have a pathway out of this pandemic. COVID vaccines are safe, effective, and accessible. Please consider getting vaccinated.
[….] 5:56 PM · Aug 2, 2021
The marks aren’t there yet. Probably won’t ever be.
Learn the truth! The vaccine is not safe!! Look at the CDC website!!
Stop Gaslighting the public. According to VAERS over 11,000 have died from the vaccine and an equal amount have permanent disabilities from the JAB. Vaccinated people are being infected with COVID at the same rate as the unvaccinated. And you are calling it “safe & effective?”
Vaccines are killing more people than Covid now. The CDC buries the info on its website.
they do not work
Stop spreading lies! The vaccine is not safe! The test fir the vaccine has been recalled due to all false positive results. The vaccine has failed its peer test!! There is nothing safe about it!
You can’t possibly know if this is safe. It hasn’t been around long enough to know what long term effects are. List of things we were originally told were safe: cigarettes, baby powder, J&J suntan lotion, DDT, asbestos, Avandia, Zantak, the list is endless.
The Johnson County Community Health Services Board of Trustees held a public meeting today at 2:00 p.m. at their offices in Warrensburg. The agenda included a discussion of a health advisory based on recently released CDC guidelines and the rising number of cases in the county.
A somewhat organized anti-mask group, numbering around thirty individuals, attended the meeting. Several took the opportunity to offer public comment.
Darlene Buckstead, Johnson County Community Health Services Board of Trustees
Johnson County Community Health Services – Board of Trustees – August 2, 2021 – Opening
The board allocates thirty minutes at the beginning of their meetings for public comment. Just go ahead and listen:
Johnson County Community Health Services – Board of Trustees – August 2, 2021 – Public Comment
“…I’m gonna state straight out, there’s no, nobody got a right to tell me to put a mask on. Nobody. Or anybody else. You just don’t have the right…. I do not accept the premise that any of these vaccines work. I do not accept the premise that the masks work. I do not accept it…”
Megan Jaeger, Johnson County Community Health Services Board of Trustees
Donna Stewart, Johnson County Community Health Services Board of Trustees
Johnson County Community Health Services – Board of Trustees – August 2, 2021 – Meeting
I spent about ninety minutes at the meeting in a closed room with several unmasked members of the board and the approximately thirty or so anti-maskers (and, some, by their comments, anti-vaccine). I wore an N95 mask with a good seal, covered by a cloth mask. I don’t know what upset me more – that I was, in all probability, at risk for exposure to COVID-19 or that my IQ probably dropped forty points after listening to their tiresome luddite anti-science drivel.
Linda Simkins @lindyspfld
Oxygen tanker that just arrived at Mercy on a Saturday night and in front of another large anti-vax crowd of protesters, the 2nd in 2 days. MercySGF. Springfield MO.
[….] 6:50 PM · Jul 31, 2021
This week, BCMH leaders met to share and inventory our current capability, overflow options, equipment and supplies, and the strategies we might need to engage to meet the current surge in positive COVID-19 patients. We are seeing an increase in our Family Care Clinic visits, Emergency Room visits and hospitalizations, and while other viruses are circulating, COVID-19 is the major concern.
Our emergency room and rural health clinics are seeing entire families who are sick, and those with COVID span all ages. Hospitalized COVID patients are generally sicker than those we have cared for in the past. Our clinics are also seeing a small amount (around 1%) of “breakthrough” cases (vaccinated individuals who test positive for COVID-19). These individuals typically experience milder illness.
We are also observing:
COVID-19 accounted for nine out of 14 inpatients on July 29, a record number of COVID patients for our rural hospital, only one of which was a transfer from a neighboring hospital. We are at capacity. To put this in perspective, our hospital’s average census is around 5-7 inpatients per day. Our managers are communicating daily with their peers in other hospitals in the region, and the story is the same everywhere: hospitals are either full or nearly full.
Staffing and Equipment Limitations
Capacity involves much more than having a bed, or a hospital room, available. Our hospital is equipped and staffed to take care of our current patients, but we do have limitations on capacity for COVID-19 patients. We are planning for an all-hands-on-deck situation, and part of that strategy is to prioritize our staff and equipment during surge, and what we might be able to do in case of overflow.
Since the worldwide pandemic began, our hospital has been spared a truly serious surge, until now. We are fully in surge mode. While the complexity and the weight of the pandemic has been a burden on all of our health care workers, we have faith that our staff is strong in spirit, capable of meeting whatever is to come with courage and grace. We have prepared for this, and we are ready to care for you.
Please take every possible measure to protect your health, and the health of those around you. BCMH strongly encourages vaccination against the COVID-19 virus. Vaccines are available at area pharmacies at no out-of-pocket expense.
Governor Mike Parson @GovParsonMO
Yesterday, the advanced life-support ambulance strike teams transported an additional 20 patients to hospitals outside the Springfield area to reduce hospital censuses in the region.
[….] 5:18 PM · Jul 30, 2021
Governor Mike Parson @GovParsonMO
The 10 ambulance teams have transported a total of 107 COVID-19 patients outside the area — some roundtrips of seven to nine hours or more.
ADEM and Missouri State Emergency Management Agency 5:20 PM · Jul 30, 2021
Some of the responses:
Thank You Governor Parsons for creating these new jobs. For a cow farmer your are pretty smart. More Covid cases more jobs! They will need to be transported to other hospitals due to Springfield being overwhelmed. You must be so proud!!!
A declaration isn’t enough, but actual action is needed if you want to stop overflowing hospitals. Stop trying to do nothing to appease deniers.
Maybe you shouldn’t have let it get to the point of needing this but in doing something like that you would have actually been a governor.
And yet the census in said hospitals still going up.
It’s weird to talk about there being so many people in the hospitals in SW MO that you are having people transported to hospitals 4 hours away like it’s some great accomplishment.
Sounds like a great reason for you to have a state wide mask mandate and stronger stance on vaccination. How many people need to die?
How about a “please get vaccinated” to go with this senseless bragging?? [….]
Help us out, Hee Haw. Is this one of those GOOD NEWS tweets orr nah?
Can you say…….. crisis?
Who pays for these transports?
Which shouldn’t have been necessary IF YOU WOULD DO YOUR JOB.
Yeah, not seeing the positive of having to transport people due to overcrowding [….]
And what did you do to address this growing concern yesterday ??
Photo op chases photo ops
@GovParsonMO staff finds these fun field trips for him, like the corn cob fest. No hard questions. @GovParsonMO is Missouri’s #dumberdesantis
To StL? Where your AG is suing to stop a mask mandate that will save lives? Asking for people who actually care about saving lives.
Yet 3 days ago he held a huge unmasked event in Springfield (which is in crisis) now he’s bragging about how fast ambulances are hauling extremely sick people out of here. [….]
So, you going to do anything other than tweeting at the problem? Maybe suggest or (gasp!) mandate masks for indoor public spaces?
Wonder what could be done to prevent the need for this?????
That’s great. How about a mask mandate to help slow the hospitalizations and give our medical hero’s some relief?
Nah, he doesn’t give a shit. Never has. [….]
Would have been better of you could have acted faster in granting resources foe the ACS. You dragged out the decision and they had to find another solution.
And . . . .? You are doing WHAT to help stop this?
Rural hospitals are disappearing, and you brag about a fleet of ambulances that can do round trips to the big cities in 6 hours.
Yeah, about that…
I thought the virus was a hoax and we don’t need to vaccinate, wear masks?
Transporting them outside one area does not reduce burden on healthcare workers, including this “strike team” (whatever that means) Do you think if Springfield #s are low MO will quit making national news and you won’t look like the terrible leader you are?
Too bad you failed to do your job. We wouldn’t even be seeing this.
Finish the tweet….
due to your inept leadership and not actually giving a crap about your citizens.
No hospitals beds available in Springfield? That is part of the reason STL and KC felt it was necessary to safeguard the limited urban hospital beds w. a mask mandate. Can you call off your attack dog @AGEricSchmitt with his worthless lawsuits so we can protect all Missourians?
There’s that, too.
And let’s not forget about the State Fair coming up in covid central. [….]
Your vaccination strategy FAILED!! As of 7/16/21 Mo vaccination rate – 41%. Your refusal to implement a mask mandate killed people !!In Mo New Delta Covid cases have spiked over the past month. One in every 350 people in Mo has been diagnosed with COVID !! Worst Governor ever!!
Why are you having to transport patients? Are they going on your bicentennial tour with you?
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
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