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WATCH: Health director gives Columbia City Council update on COVID-19

Columbia City Council Chambers
Columbia City Council Chambers

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

The Columbia and Boone County health director gave the Columbia City Council an update on COVID-19 at its meeting Monday.

The health department extended the health order on Oct. 16, citing a record number of COVID-19 patients in Boone County hospitals. On Monday, the county reported 91 patients in Boone County hospitals with 20 of those patients living in the county.

Browning told the city council the increase in hospitalizations, lower testing numbers and rising case numbers all contributed to the extension of the health order. She added that steadying daily case numbers showed her department the current order is working to curb the spread of the virus.

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ABC 17 News Team

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  1. Browning told the city council the increase in hospitalizations (caused by hospitals being paid a bonus for COVID diagnosis), and rising case numbers (which are of no consequence without correspond rise in deaths, which there is not) all contributed to the extension of the health order. She added that steadying daily case numbers (which are nothing more than an effect of testing level) showed her department the current order is working to curb the spread of the virus. Given the indisputable fact that COVID is no more dangerous than ordinary influenza (for which case numbers are “mysteriously” down) there is no need for any more tyrannical edicts to control it. Long past time to end this assault on our freedom and prosperity. Long past time to stop massaging the egos of “experts”.

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