The Gret Stet of Missouri is in the news and not for the latest “entertainment” from Branson’s legendarily sturdy Rockettes kicking up a storm:
But you know, it’s not like the bodies are stacking up or anything… Oh, wait:
The CoxHealth health system said it’s expanding morgue capacity due to an increase in COVID-19 related deaths. “We’ve actually brought in a portable piece of technology that allows bodies to be cooled and placed outside the morgue. We have had to expand that because the mortality has gone up so much lately,” CoxHealth President and CEO Steve Edwards said during a news briefing in Springfield-Greene County Tuesday.
I’m sure the governor is on it, right?
I’m sure that not everyone in the Show-Me State is deranged. Surely some are proud role models for their fellow… what’s that, you say?
Some people in Missouri are getting vaccinated in secret to avoid backlash from loved ones, doctor says
(CNN)The Covid-19 vaccine has become so polarizing that some people in Missouri are getting inoculated in secret for fear of backlash from their friends and family who oppose vaccination, a doctor told CNN on Wednesday.
“They’ve had some experience that’s sort of changed their mind from the viewpoint of those in their family, those in their friendship circles or their work circles. And they came to their own decision that they wanted to get a vaccine,” said Dr. Priscilla Frase, a hospitalist and chief medical information officer at Ozarks Healthcare in West Plains, Missouri.
“They did their own research on it, and they talked to people and made the decisions themselves,” Frase told CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “But even though they were able to make that decision themselves, they didn’t want to have to deal with the peer pressure or the outbursts from other people about them … ‘giving in to everything.'”
In a hospital produced video, Frase said one pharmacist at her hospital told her “they’ve had several people come in to get vaccinated who have tried to sort of disguise their appearance and even went so far as to say, ‘please, please, please don’t let anybody know that I got this vaccine.'”
That quote from earlier in the week comes to mind, that we are now a country of vaccinated and infected people. Way back when Brother Charlie Pierce said that the Republicans had a Prion disease that was spreading, who knew how accurate he was? These people are nuts, but few more so that the snake-handlers of Possum Hollar, Missouri.