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.

Amid renewed pitches for area residents to be vigilant about COVID-19 safety protocols, there now is the pronouncement that by April 5 anyone 16 and up in Shelby County will be eligible to receive a coronavirus vaccine shot. “Today, there...
by Kimberlee Kruesi -- NASHVILLE — Tennessee will soon allow all residents 16 and older to receive the coronavirus vaccine, Gov. Bill Lee announced Monday. Tennessee had been distributing the vaccine to health care workers, first responders, senior citizens and people...
With the number of COVID-19 cases falling, the Shelby County Health Department, as anticipated, issued a new directive, relaxing safety guidelines lines for restaurants and easing mask wearing requirements. Directive 19, announced Wednesday (March 17), does not totally end virus...
I Am My Sister’s Keeper, which helps single working mothers increase their earning potential, has received a $25,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis. Margaret Cowan, the nonprofit’s founding keeper, said the money is for operational expenses that will...
by Jim Coleman --  With the first case of coronavirus in Shelby County occurring exactly a year ago, the Shelby County Board of Commissioners marked the anniversary by hearing a breakdown of COVID-19 vaccination numbers during its Monday (March 8)...
More resources must be funneled into ZIP codes where the vaccination rates are low, Dr. Bruce Randolph, the Shelby County Health Department medical director, told the Shelby County Board of Commissioners this week. That need comes amid the recognition that,...
Tax refunds and the upcoming release of a new round of federal stimulus checks are expected to fuel another increase in scam phone calls aimed at stealing people’s money. That’s the message from Sgt. Kevin Barrett with the Memphis Police...
A fully staffed medical clinic -- social workers, physicians, nurses, medical students, nursing students, support medical personnel -- operates each Monday on the campus of The Healing Center in Oakhaven.  Compassionate smiles are carefully covered by masks because of the...
On Friday, Feb. 26, I went in for my latest visit for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine trial study. The next day, the FDA approved the one-shot vaccine for emergency use. The visit marked day 71 since I signed on...
The reality of the Memphis area’s now yearlong survival bout with the pandemic-causing COVID-19 virus pierced a joint task force briefing on Tuesday. Soberingly, the coronavirus had killed 1500 Shelby Countians as of the Shelby County Health Department’s Wednesday...