Election Season Begins | Kansas City COVID-19 Surge
With Election Day eight weeks away attention to political campaigns from Washington to Kansas and Missouri is dialing up, and hospitals' top doctors warn that Kansas City is verging on uncontrolled coronavirus spread.
Segment 1, beginning at 3:40: The Labor Day weekend has been the traditional launching point for political races.
Ready or not, folks, here it comes again. Our political panel runs down all the big races — from the battle for the White House to the major contests in Missouri and Kansas.
- Bob Beatty, professor and chair of political science at Washburn University
- Bryan Lowry, Washington correspondent for the Kansas City Star
- Robynn Kuhlmann, political science associate professor at the University of Central Missouri
Segment 2, beginning at 40:00: What uncontrolled COVID-19 spread could mean for Kansas City.
COVID-19 test positivity rates in Kansas and Missouri are above 10%, and medical professionals worry that people are getting fatigued with coronavirus control measures. That's part of why top health professionals in the area warned last week Kansas City is poised to become the next major U.S. hot spot.