Tuesday, August 3, 2021

COVID-19

 

TSD’s ongoing coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Presented in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee.

by Stacy M. Brown -- Travel has increased exponentially, and people increasingly are displaying more confidence that the worst of the pandemic is over. Like many, Alice Anderson had concerns about germs before COVID, and she believes there remain reasons all...
As vaccination numbers climb, new daily cases of COVID-19 are falling, according to Shelby County Health Department statistics. A total of 662,594 vaccines have been administered; 359,635 people have now been fully vaccinated.  Full vaccinations consist of two vaccine shots taken...
It has been nearly 14 months since the COVID-19 pandemic severely altered how much of the world’s population, including those in Memphis and Shelby County, shopped, congregated, worshipped, learned, worked, traveled and celebrated special occasions. Locally, The New Tri-State Defender...
Despite the plummeting number of new daily cases of COVID-19 and the lifting of a mask mandate in Shelby County, Mayor Jim Strickland is not ready to give a complete “all-clear” to the city of Memphis. Strickland on Tuesday (May...
One week into the rescinding of the mask mandate in Shelby County and confusion about whether masks should be worn still abounds for many. “We can understand that some people are not real sure about when they can go without...
by Najee El-Amin --  White House top health officials and representatives of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) gathered May 5 for a virtual panel to discuss the current effects of the pandemic on the Black community. Topics included health equity...
The new Shelby County Health Directive released on Wednesday was issued as other positive COVID-19 news is being reported. The FDA has approved the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12-15, and children can receive the vaccine as early as Friday,...
Barring some drastic change in the welcomed decline of new COVID-19 infections, a new health directive that may loosen mask mandates could be issued as soon as next week. “Lifting the mask mandate does not mean throw all caution to...
Shelby County is not among the 89 counties where Gov. Bill Lee can remove the option to mandate wearing masks in public to combat COVID-19. That has local officials hustling to define their position regarding’s Lee’s declaration on Tuesday that...
Wednesday’s (April 22) new case number was 109, with one new death, officials said, but the transmission rate does not clearly indicate that Shelby County is hitting a fourth wave of the coronavirus. “I know there are some concerns because...