Friday, June 18, 2021

COVID-19

 

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

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...
Despite a significant rise in daily rates this week, the COVID-19 numbers are still encouraging and some restrictions will be eased, according to a Shelby County Health Department official. “Last week, we enjoyed some pretty great daily case numbers in...
For the longest time, I had no words. I sat staring at my laptop, a blank page staring back at me. On Monday (April 12) evening, I was at The Healing Center, watching a smoothly running COVID-vaccination operation. Johnson &...
Shelby County is looking good on the COVID-19 front, with lower daily cases and higher vaccination numbers, a health official told The New Tri-State Defender Wednesday. “We set a goal of vaccinating 650,000 residents in Shelby County,” said Dr. Bruce...
Memphis received more good news on the COVID-19 vaccination front Wednesday (March 31) morning when White House officials announced that a new federal mass vaccination site will be opened in Memphis next week. In a press briefing, Andy Slavitt, White...
In a randomized, double-blind study that uses a placebo as a control group, you don’t know from the onset whether you received the substance under scrutiny or an innocuous, salt-water shot that looks like it could be the real...