Lauren Weber | Kaiser Health News
Lauren Weber is a reporter at Kaiser Health News
Divisions abound in Missouri, where vaccines are widely available but only 40% of the state has been vaccinated.
Across Missouri, more than 100 schools have spent over $3.5 million — often at taxpayers’ expense — snapping up ionization and other air-purifying devices in an attempt to keep kids safe from COVID-19. But experts warn the largely unregulated technology hasn’t been thoroughly tested in classroom settings and is “often unproven.”