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Parson: State will ‘probably’ help fund COVID overflow site

Gov. Mike Parson.
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Gov. Mike Parson.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says the state will “probably” provide funding for a site to help handle the overflow of COVID-19 patients in Springfield, where hospitals are struggling to keep up with a surge driven by the delta variant and vaccination hesitation.

But the Republican governor suggested Thursday that federal stimulus money also could pay part of the cost of the “alternative care site” health leaders in the southwestern Missouri city have requested.

In an interview with the Springfield News-Leader, Parson also suggested that federal stimulus money provided to Springfield and Greene County could help fund the site.

Coronavirus / Governor of Missouri / Missouri / Politics

Associated Press

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  1. “hospitals are struggling to keep up with a surge driven by the delta variant and vaccination hesitation”
    Even though Israel is reporting 40% of new cases among the vaccinated, and the UK is reporting over 50%?
    There is no vaccine “hesitancy”. Those that aren’t yet vaccinated have no intention of being vaccinated. They have read, seen, or heard the facts about them. That they are not especially effective (see above) and not safe, since they have the worst adverse event history of any medical treatment ever allowed to remain available.

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