KC area doctors plead for people to take COVID precautions as patients die waiting for care at local hospitals

Medical officers and infectious disease experts from across Kansas and Missouri urged people to get vaccinated and boosted, wear masks and avoid large indoor gatherings. Image screenshot via University of Kansas Health System.

By Suzanne Perez

Health care officials across Kansas and Missouri issued a dire warning Wednesday that COVID-19 has reached new and alarming crisis levels throughout the region.