Missouri's 'Vaccine Deserts' | Adult Children Back At Home
Portions of the Kansas City metro have limited-to-no access to COVID-19 vaccines and more young adults are living at home now than ever before.
Segment 1, beginning at 9:13: Kansas City is the site of multiple 'vaccine deserts.'
Kansas City and St. Louis have areas with limited-to-no access to the COVID-19 vaccine. And even as more providers start to administer the vaccine, these 'vaccine deserts' are expanding. That's a huge problem — especially as Missouri tries to prioritize equity.
- Tessa Weinberg, reports on education, health care and the legislature for the Missouri Independent
- Alex Smith, health reporter for KCUR
Segment 2, beginning at 29:04: There are benefits and challenges to grown children moving back in with mom and dad to wait out the pandemic.
Five months into the pandemic, the number of 18- to 29-year-olds living with their parents increased by 2.6 million, surpassing the previous peak during the Great Depression. One Kansas City mother and son revealed how the readjustment was going after years of not living under the same roof.
- François Des Marteau, Kansas City dancer and dance instructor
- Donna Des Marteau, owner/director of Donna’s School of Performing Arts