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Black people make up large percentage of Missouri virus deaths

Health care workers and security personnel wait for patients at a drive-up COVID-19 testing location Monday where the coronavirus outbreak is taking a disproportionate toll in a predominately black area of St. Louis. AP Photo by Jeff Roberson

The coronavirus is killing black Missourians at a disproportionate rate, especially in the two urban areas of the state, prompting some African American leaders to question if outreach is falling short. Of the 19 people in St. Louis who died ...

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Missouri doctor sharing stories to combat virus outbreak

After finding that traditional medicine was oftentimes no match against the most severe cases of COVID-19, Dr. Evan Shaw explored a new strategy to help the battle against the raging pandemic. He decided to share stories. The stories of patients ...

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Missouri health chief seeks racial data on COVID-19 cases

Missouri’s health chief said he is directing medical professionals to provide racial data about patients who become ill or die from the coronavirus as some black lawmakers raised concerns about the lack of such information. Missouri so far has not ...

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Missouri lawmakers approve multi-billion dollar virus bill

Missouri state lawmakers gave Republican Gov. Mike Parson sweeping authority to spend billions of dollars in federal stimulus money as the state tries to slow the spread of the coronavirus. House and Senate members, some wearing protective face masks, returned ...

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National Guard’s help sought in St. Louis County

The top elected official in Missouri’s largest county is seeking help from the Missouri National Guard in preparation for an expected surge in coronavirus-related hospitalizations. Democratic St. Louis County Executive Sam Page said in a statement Wednesday that the National ...

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Missouri budget chief blames sizable revenue drop on virus

As Missouri lawmakers prepare to consider emergency funding in response to the coronavirus crisis, the state’s budget director offered more evidence of the pandemic’s toll on the economy. Budget Director Dan Haug said net general revenue collections for March dropped ...

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Kansas City Public Schools suspends free meals amid outbreak

Kansas City Public Schools has suspended its free meal distribution program for students after a food service worker helping with the effort tested positive for COVID-19, district officials said. The district announced the suspension Monday, the Kansas City Star reported. ...

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