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Positive Test Rate For Coronavirus Is Still Rising In Kansas City Metro

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend masks for children older than two, and pediatricians say wearing masks will help with social distancing in schools.

An infectious disease specialist addresses schools reopening, the latest in testing and vaccine progress, and the need for masks and social distancing.

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the Kansas City metro area, get an update and reminders on stemming the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Dr. Mary Anne Jackson, Dean of the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine
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