Sunday, October 25, 2020

COVID-19

 

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

by James Coleman -- While COVID-19 shows no signs of letting up, the flu season has arrived on schedule - putting many people’s health at high risk yet again. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working double time,...
by Jonathan Mattise -- NASHVILLE — A judge has ruled that Tennessee officials have to change the absentee ballot application again to reflect their promise to let voters cast mail ballots if someone in their household has an underlying health...
A fresh lesson in patience -- Six months ago, The New Tri-State Defender began an ongoing account of how three Memphians were coping with the coronavirus amid government-directed restrictions to slow the virus’ spread. Restaurant entrepreneur James Cook and barber William...
A group of like-minded Shelby County Schools student-athletes and their parents gathered outside SCS headquarters Wednesday morning (Sept. 16) to express their anger and frustration with SCS Supt. Joris Ray’s decision to cancel all fall sports because of the...
The Shelby County Health Department and the Office of Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris have launched Senior Tech Connect to provide $5,000 micro-grants to qualifying assisted care living facilities and homes for the aged to increase residents’ access to...
From the onset of COVID-19, troubling racial inequities emerged as city and state health departments logged a deadlier impact on communities of color. While the rate of new case numbers are decreasing locally, the deaths are still mostly African...
The sobering and ongoing count of local deaths attributed to the coronavirus includes a pediatric death announced Tuesday during the Memphis-Shelby County Joint Task Force update. “A 13-year-old child died from COVID-19 this week in Shelby County, either directly from...
The Shelby County Health Department has issued a new health directive which includes amendments to provide a uniform reporting requirement in the event of COVID cases in schools. The requirement applies to all schools. In an effort to expand the information...
Barely two years out of nursing school, John James Jr. found his way onto the pages of The New York Times, as part of an expose’ titled “In Harm’s Way.” The article spotlights healthcare professionals all over the country, featuring...
A timely rescue --  Entrepreneur James Cook took his family on vacation to Destin, Fla. last week and, while there, helped save a man and his two sons from drowning. Cook, his, wife, children, and Cook’s sister Jannah Cook, were on...
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