February 26, 2024

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Tag: COVID

Health officers could no longer order isolation or quarantine under proposed legislation

The authority to restrict public gatherings by state or local health departments, a controversial mandate used during the pandemic, would…

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Spirited debate on “Conscientious Right to Refuse Act”

Individual rights squared off against the rights of the community as the Kansas Senate Committee on Public Health and Welfare…

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Kansans in counties with mask mandates 50% more likely to die from Covid

Kansas counties with Covid mask mandates had significantly higher case fatality rates than counties with no mandates. That’s the conclusion…

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Study: Masks get failing grade in keeping kids in school

A study of the nation’s 500 largest school districts indicates that masking children in school had the opposite effect that…

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KEMA overhaul protects due process, privacy, prevents mask mandates

A revision to the Kansas Emergency Management Act (KEMA) that would limit the ability of local governments and school boards…

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Symposium to discuss COVID-19 early treatment

Several nationally-known physicians will soon speak at a symposium being sponsored by Kansas Senator Dr. Mark Steffen and Kansans for…

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Salina parents object to the district’s COVID segregation policy

Salina Public Schools have maintained they do not have an exclusion policy for students who are either unvaccinated or who…

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Race not a factor in Kansas monoclonal antibody decisions

A race-based scoring system to determine who will get the relatively-scarce monoclonal antibody COVID treatments is found in some states,…

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Kelly issues new disaster declaration — cautioned against overreach

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly again issued a disaster declaration on Jan. 6 — the first such since the previous state…

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Kansas Supreme Court reverses district court ruling on SB 40

The Kansas Supreme Court reversed a ruling from a district court judge declaring Senate Bill 40, — which gave due…

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SCOTUS to hear arguments on OSHA mandate injunction

Late last week the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals removed a stay on the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate via OSHA for…

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Blue Valley inflates COVID positivity rate for staff’s benefit

The Blue Valley school administration, notorious for putting the interests of adults ahead of students, has done it again.  This…

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Kelly admin prioritizes politics over public health, emails show

With little fanfare, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s administration forced out Dr. Lee Norman, who had been both the state public…

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AG Schmidt to challenge federal vaccine mandate

The Biden administration is about to promulgate its latest COVID-19 vaccine mandate, using the Occupational Health and Safety Administration to…

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Kansas can avoid potential $200 million tax hike on business

Citing information from the National Council on State Legislatures, the Tax Foundation says the Kansas unemployment trust fund is $196…

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Gardner School Board member deceives on remote learning

One Gardner-Edgerton Schoolboard member has made the claim on social media that the Kansas Legislature has made it impossible to…

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JoCo Sheriff opts department out of county vaccine, testing mandate

When county officials asked Johnson County Sheriff Calvin Hayden to opt his department into a county government initiative requiring employees…

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Miami County doesn’t track COVID data; KDHE hides it

The Miami County Health Department issues COVID recommendations to school districts, but they apparently do so without any knowledge of…

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AG’s office files notice to appeal SB 40 ruling, requests stay

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is asking the Kansas Supreme Court to press the pause button on a recent Johnson…

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Survey: public school satisfaction lower than expected

Satisfaction with public schools in some of the state’s largest districts was lower than might be expected pre-COVID, and their…

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CDC says ‘benefits of vaccination’ outweigh risks of heart condition in teens

A possible explanation for the World Health Organization’s Monday guidance to stop vaccinating children under 18 emerged Wednesday. At a…

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WHO says don’t vaccinate kids under 12, Kelly admin is unresponsive

The World Health Organization yesterday said “children should not be vaccinated for the moment” because there is insufficient evidence to…

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Gov. Kelly wants another 30-day COVID emergency declaration

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly asked the Legislative Coordinating Council to extend the COVID emergency declaration for another 30 days. Kelly’s…

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KC Star spreads disinformation about school board meeting

Last week, YouTube removed a video of the May 17 Shawnee Mission School District Board of Education meeting for “spreading…

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