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    KDHE quietly reduced cycle threshold on COVID tests

    Earlier this month -- and without fanfare -- the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's Health and Environmental Laboratories reduced the cycle threshold for its real-time COVID-19 test from 42 to 35 cycles. This comes...

    Damaging COVID response, taxes top concerns of Kansas businesses

    Kansas business owners believe the state’s COVID response damaged the economy more than necessary, according to an annual poll commissioned by the Kansas Chamber.  “It is no secret the shutdown and other restrictions by state...

    Legislature debates extending COVID emergency declaration

    When Rep. Pat Proctor, a Leavenworth Republican, casts a vote on whether to extend the state’s COVID emergency declaration, he will be thinking about the families of small business owners and their employees who...

    Stanford study: no evidence that lockdowns slow COVID

    A study conducted by researchers at Stanford University finds “no clear, significant beneficial effect of mrNPIs (more restrictive non-pharmaceutical interventions) on case growth in any country.”  The Stanford study examined COVID-19 case growth in...