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AP review: State supply stocks sparse and dated before virus

Terry Stratman, of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, operates a forklift in March to load shipments of personal protective equipment onto a truck in Jefferson City, Mo. Photo by Caty Luebbert of the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency via AP

Last autumn, when schools were in session, sports stadiums full and no one had even heard of the COVID-19 disease, the Missouri health department made an eerily foreshadowing request. It asked the state for $300,000 to buy supplies and services ...

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Protests against stay-at-home orders held in Kansas City

Protesters wanting the lifting of stay-at-home orders gather near the Country Club Plaza shopping area in Kansas City, Mo., on Monday. AP Photo by Orlin Wagner

A growing protest movement against stay-at-home orders designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus reached Kansas City on Monday, with between 75 and 100 people attending a rally to demand the orders be lifted. The event, near the city’s ...

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Nurses’ program shortened as Missouri coronavirus cases rise

A four-state hospital system and Saint Louis University are trying to make it easier for retired nurses to return to caring for patients during the coronavirus pandemic as the number of confirmed cases and COVID-19-related deaths continue to rise in ...

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Doctors call for more emergency ventilators amid coronavirus

In late March, amid growing uncertainty about the coronavirus spreading, doctors at Barnes-Jewish Hospital were concerned about the possibility of running out of ventilators, machines that force enriched air into the lungs so people can breathe. Grim stories were coming ...

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Parson extends stay-home order to May 3, then ‘back to work’

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has extended Missouri’s statewide stay-at-home order through May 3, but pledged the next day “people are going to go back to work” so the state’s economy can begin to recover from the coronavirus shutdown. But most ...

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Kansas, Missouri manufacturers face hurdles amid coronavirus

When Mark Hess saw reports last month about a shortage of ventilators looming because of the COVID-19 pandemic, he went to a museum in Great Bend, Kansas, to check out its 1950s model of an iron lung, the mechanical respirator ...

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