The Beacon spoke to three Kansas City chaplains representing different faiths to find out how spiritual care provided to patients changed with COVID-19.
Efforts to vaccinate more residents of Kansas City, Missouri, still aren’t serving the needs of the city’s Black community, who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Local organizations are stepping in with ideas of how messaging and vaccination efforts can be tailored to better serve the Black community.
Kansas City’s immigrant populations face challenges with obtaining information about the COVID-19 vaccine in their languages and signing up to get the vaccine.
But Kansas City organizations are starting initiatives to help, like creating messaging around the COVID-19 vaccine for immigrants in their own languages, placing medical interpreters at community vaccine events and having one-on-one conversations with immigrants about their feelings on the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s most recent data, more than 3,625 animals have been tested for COVID-19 across the U.S. — 131 positive. Household pets can catch COVID-19 from their owners, in turn potentially infecting other pets or humans.
With the need to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, many medical providers have turned to virtual appointments, known as telehealth, as a solution.
The Beacon’s newest program — the COVID-19 Help Desk — will answer Kansas City’s COVID-19 questions. This project will speed up the distribution of facts through short explainers and guides that companion the solutions and investigative pieces we also run.
The situation with COVID-19 vaccinations is constantly changing. The Beacon is here to help you find the information you need. We’ve rounded up info on which people are currently eligible for vaccination in Missouri, who will be next and the state’s current vaccination progress.
The situation with COVID-19 vaccinations is constantly changing. The Beacon is here to help you find the information you need. We’ve rounded up info on which people are currently eligible for vaccination in Kansas, who will be next and the state’s current vaccination progress.
Across the nation, many people are planning to stay home to watch the Super Bowl. But there will still likely be Kansas Citians gathering in large groups or at bars to watch the game — and celebrate afterwards if the Chiefs win.
School districts are turning to new ways of screening children for mental health issues, along with continuing to use existing frameworks from before the pandemic.
By the end of the year, rural Kansas counties had actually suffered more deaths proportionally in 2020 than their more densely populated counterparts.
The Black Health Care Coalition in Kansas City hosts virtual meetings to educate the Black community on science behind the COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccines trials need diverse participants to work. Here’s how a Kansas City trial is working with the Latinx community.
Kansas City’s AstraZeneca vaccine trial is actively recruiting racially diverse volunteers.
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