Wednesday, January 20, 2021

COVID-19

 

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

There was good news and there was bad news at Tuesday’s (Dec. 29) Shelby County Joint Task Force COVID-19 update. Vaccinations for “1a1” individuals began on Monday. More than 800 first responders, hospital personnel, long-term facility staff, and others connected...
Go inside Motherland Gallery and step into a showplace of African-themed beauty and wonder. Nowadays, you’re also stepping into a Whitehaven shop struggling to survive COVID-19’s ongoing impact.  The once-thriving business at the old Mall of Memphis just off Interstate 240...
At Tuesday’s (Dec. 22) COVID-19 Joint Task Force briefing, officials talked about new cases, projected deaths and a new safer-at-home Health Department directive that carries a fine for businesses that violate it. The virus-related numbers remain grim and health officials...
Gov. Bill Lee is doubling down on his decision not to issue a statewide mask mandate, despite rising COVID-19 cases throughout the state.  During a call with local newspapers on Tuesday (Dec. 22), Lee pleaded for Tennesseans to wear masks,...
by James Coleman -- As a post-Thanksgiving COVID-19 surge continues to tear through the state and the nation, the Shelby County Commission voted 8-5 on Monday, Dec. 21, to approve a fine for businesses in violation of county health directives,...
As the first coronavirus vaccines were given this week in Tennessee, a legislative push is under way to weaken a state law requiring them for school, even though convincing skeptics to get the shots might be the quickest way...
Vaccines to prevent the deadly coronavirus disease in Tennessee are expected to arrive Thursday (Dec. 17), according to Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH). Healthcare workers in hospitals across the state will be first to receive the initial batch of 56,000...
It is just another walk on just another day until my dog, Gabby, and I pass a high, wooden backyard fence, where three snarling dogs grow tired of captivity and push open the gate. The escapees head straight for Gabby,...
Dubbed “Our Faithful Comeback,” a new grant initiative zeroes in on small, faith-based organizations, whose community outreach efforts have been made more difficult by the COVID-19 pandemic. Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman Eddie Jones,...
Nearly 900 new COVID-19 cases, nine deaths and worsening projected community spread are fallout from large, unsafe gatherings over Thanksgiving holiday, according to Shelby County Health Department officials. At Tuesday’s Joint Task Force COVID-19 update, surge totals were brutal as...
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