Kansas City, Missouri 2021-08-01 20:37:00 –
Kansas City, Missouri (KCTV) — On Saturday, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas tweeted that companies threatened to withdraw the tournament due to an increase in COVID-19 incidents in metropolitan areas.
“We received a letter from the next meeting that we are reconsidering coming to Kansas City and Missouri this fall due to the current COVID crisis,” Lucas tweeted. “To help our convention sector and the economy, make sure we get infected and reduce the number of infections.”
The organization in question said it was excited about Kansas City, but the coronavirus situation in Kansas City and Missouri gave them a source of concern.
“We are also increasingly concerned about the rapidly increasing number of COVID cases in Kansas City and Missouri and the associated lack of effective vaccination programs,” said part of a letter to the mayor. Is reading.
In statistics that the organization said was “impossible to ignore,” they point to additional cases in the Kansas City metro area and immunization rates in Kansas City and Missouri.
The immunization rate in Kansas City is 41%, which is below both the national and national averages.
“Our members are increasingly concerned about the increase in COVID cases and lower vaccination levels in Kansas City, and that the combination of the two endangers participation in this important economic rally. I’m contacting us, “said another part of the letter.
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