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COVID liability bill voted down in Missouri House committee

A bill that would shield businesses from most COVID-related lawsuits and is one of Gov. Mike Parson’s top legislative priorities was voted down in...

Missouri governor won’t release resignation letter of his former health director

A week out from Randall Williams’ resignation as Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s health director, there remains little clarity on what spurred his sudden departure. On...

To tackle slowdown in vaccine demand, providers work to break down...

When KC Care Health Center ramped up its COVID-19 vaccine rollout earlier this year, staff couldn't keep up with demand. Doses went into patients’...

Missouri Medicaid expansion fails Senate committee on tie vote

The Senate Appropriations Committee set the stage for a lengthy floor debate on Medicaid expansion, with a split vote late Wednesday on a plan...

New anti-abortion effort derails Missouri Medicaid funding bill

A third attempt to get a bill that funds one-quarter of Missouri's Medicaid program through the state Senate failed Tuesday night when a new...

Randall Williams out after four contentious years as Missouri health director

Amid the peak of Missouri's COVID vaccine rollout and just four years on the job, Randall Williams has stepped down as director of the...

Pushback against ‘vaccine passports’ puts colleges in a quandary

WASHINGTON — Florida’s Nova Southeastern University joined a small group of U.S. colleges on April 1, when the private research university announced that it...

Pause for Johnson & Johnson vaccine extended as federal health panel...

WASHINGTON — Use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shot will remain paused for at least a week, after a federal vaccine advisory panel said...

Missouri to immediately pause use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine after...

Missouri will pause use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as recommended by federal authorities who are investigating six instances of blood clots that...

COVID-19 vaccine distribution for Kansas City’s Black population ‘an afterthought’

Hosting COVID-19 vaccine events in Black churches. Playing video interviews with physicians at barber shops. Canvassing neighborhoods to fill vaccination appointments. These are just some...

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