Friday, January 22, 2021

Wichita gym owner’s COVID lawsuit on hold, pending legislative solution

A lawsuit by a Wichita gym owner asking for payment from the State of Kansas for his lost revenue because of COVID-19 shutdowns is on hold -- pending potential action by the Kansas Legislature. On...

Kansas vaccine distribution progress is the lowest in nation

Kansas ranks dead last among states and U.S. provinces in COVID vaccine distribution, according to a running tally collected by Bloomberg News, although a reporting time lag may be a contributing factor. Kansas last updated...

KMBC repeats false CNN claim on December COVID deaths

Updates of deaths attributed to COVID are based on when deaths are reported by health departments with considerable time lag from when the deaths occurred, but that didn't stop CNN from falsely declaring "December...

Kelly administration contradicts media reports of post-Thanksgiving surge

Even though there wasn't a Thanksgiving surge, Dr. Lee Norman, Kansas Secretary of Health and Environment, warned Kansans to avoid gathering over the Christmas holiday. Instead, he recommended hosting a Christmas meal solely for...

Kelly falsely credits mask mandate for getting COVID under control

Kansans received good news on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, as Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced the spread of COVID-19 is under control for the first time since May.  But data from KDHE refutes her...

Media misleads Kansans again about COVID deaths

The screaming headline in today’s Wichita Eagle inaccurately said “Kansas had worst county in US for COVID deaths per capita last week” but they have no evidence to show how many people died in...

Officials adopt population priorities for the COVID vaccination

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended on Sunday that people 75 and older and frontline workers should receive the next batches of the COVID vaccination. Frontline health care workers and nursing...

WHO: labs should be wary of false positives from cycle thresholds

The World Health Organization (WHO) last week joined others in sounding an alarm about false positives being reported due to cycle thresholds being set too high on COVID-tests. The most common test for COVID-19 is...

Outsourcing could make more money available for instruction in SMSD

The Shawnee Mission School District will ask voters to approve a property tax increase next January in order to hire additional teachers, but Dave Trabert, CEO of Kansas Policy Institute, says the district could...

KSHSAA board votes revealed on winter sports attendance

The minutes of the Kansas State High School Athletics Association December 8 vote to allow limited attendance at winter sports doesn't disclose how board members voted, but the Sentinel obtained the list available here. On...