Thursday, June 30, 2022

COVID-19

 

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

by Jonathan Mattise — NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has signed several election law changes that lawmakers passed before they recessed due to the coronavirus, including one that scales back voter registration drive restrictions that a federal judge blocked...
In search of how Greater Memphis-area residents are keeping up with their fitness routines during this period of mandated isolation, TSD video-journalist Terrisa C. Mark encountered India Johnson, spinning away.  
by Angelica Owens --  Prospective graduates of the Rust College class of 2019-20 now know that graduation exercises set for April 26 are on hold, indefinitely. A campus update sent out Friday says the decision to delay graduation was in keeping...
Marketia Morrow is quietly terrified. As the Chief Nursing Officer at Alliance Healthcare System in my hometown of Holly Springs, Miss., she is in a combat zone – she can’t self-isolate. Can’t keep a six-foot distance. Can’t work from home....
A virtual commemoration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy will be presented on April 4th by the National Civil Rights Museum. The presentation will mark the 52nd anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination on the balcony...
by Adrian Sainz and Jonathan Mattise -- Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee strengthened a stay-at-home order Thursday after initially resisting a statewide mandate despite pleas from the medical community that more robust action was needed to confront the coronavirus. Lee, a...
The death of well-respected University of Memphis criminal justice instructor Dr. Lenard Wells has deeply affected students and faculty who knew and worked with him. News reports said Wells, 69, died March 21st of complications resulting from the COVID-19 virus...
Awareness campaign: ‘Stay home, mane’ The loose confederation of super-talented young people that periodically intersect my orbit include Kenneth Worles, president at Three(i), a social-impact marketing firm using billboards to flatten the COVID-19 curve throughout Memphis. Another of those millennial creatives,...
On two separate occasions shortly before the worst public health crisis in the U.S. in a generation, I was reminded of the role that Robert R. Church Sr. played in there even being a city of Memphis to worry...
by Jerome Wright --  Margaret Cowan works with “her moms,” who are struggling to create a decent life for themselves and their children. Her moms are single working mothers, who are seeking a better quality of life; struggling to make ends...