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State Working on COVID Variant Impact

Northwest Missouri and SouthWest Missouri are seeing more of what they call the – Delta Variant- Adam Crumbliss, the Missouri Health Department’s Director of Community & Public Health, says part of the problem has to do with how people responded to the C-D-C relaxing safety restrictions— FOR VACCINATED PEOPLE.



Missouri is in national headlines for the spike in cases- but Crumbliss says it’s not an accurate picture because we have had some of the nation’s BEST numbers.



Crumbliss – and health professionals across the state say vaccination is the best way to avoid this new –and more potent strain of COVID-19.


The Delta Variant of COVID has now affected the population with the lowest vaccination rates- those in their 20’s and 30’s. DHSS is trying to reach them through working with the universities and colleges.

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