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.

When the first case of COVID-19 appeared in Shelby County last week, apprehension sparked a foreboding that grew into widely-held fear among some of the city’s most vulnerable, according to Dr. Stanley Dowell, who has multiple affiliations with local...
When the balls stop bouncing and a college’s basketball season ends, relationships between players tend to roll on, with some gathering at the gym between classes to chat hoops or simply keep up with what’s going on in Memphis. Just...
The arrival of Shelby County’s “pivotal moment” in the battle against the novel coronavirus was signaled by the numbers four and ten. That’s the number of confirmed cases made public on Wednesday compared to the count announced the next...
The elderly and working poor, specifically those in African-American communities that experience the highest poverty rates in Shelby County, are the focus of some local leaders as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic become ever more real. “Many African Americans...
Can’t go to work. Can’t go to a Grizzlies game or concert. Can’t go to a movie. Can’t even go to a library or museum. Those would all be places where we could escape from the anxiety of the COVID-19...
The fast-spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) is prompting large and small employers to enforce guidelines that prevent the spread of the disease. Businesses are ramping-up efforts to keep work stations sanitized and are continuously reminding employees to practice disease prevention guidelines from...
A fourth case of the coronavirus has been confirmed in Shelby County, but the case is unconnected to the previous three, officials said. “Yesterday (Tuesday), we announced three. We now have four, and the fourth case is not connected to...
Earlier today, I got word of several clergy and spiritual leaders in Memphis convening for a webinar to discuss how to deal with the coronavirus in Memphis: As COVID-19 makes its presence known throughout the US, Church Health continues to...
I was not exactly surprised last Thursday when I got a text message from my son's daycare saying they'd be closed on Friday. It's not even been a full week, but the avalanche of closings – at that time,...
“This virus will have dire consequences on so many, but specifically African Americans, which suffer from higher rates of chronic illness.” That was part of the message of Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, conveyed Sunday evening during...