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 James Coleman -- The Memphis City Council’s 12-0 approval of $1 million in emergency relief funds to pay for vaccine distribution efforts reflected hopes of boosting COVID-19 vaccination numbers as well as reaching an Aug. 1 goal of 700,000...
The buzz about the planned resignation of Shelby County’s Health Department director notwithstanding, COVID-19 vaccinations are being administered at dozens of area sites. State and local officials are emphasizing that fact, not wanting it lost given the acute need to...
UPDATE: Dr. Alisa Haushalter's decision to resign as director of the Shelby County Health Department was made known Friday afternoon following her participation in the virtual Town Hall event reported upon for this story. by Erica R. Williams --  Days after...
Shelby County Health Department Director Alisa Haushalter, during a news conference Wednesday (Feb. 24) afternoon, gave an explanation to why 2,400 COVID vaccine doses were allowed to expire Haushalter also pushed back on reports about how and why 51,000 doses...
by Stacy M. Brown --  Meharry Medical College President and CEO Dr. James Hildreth has been named by President Joe Biden as a member of his COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. Dr. Hildreth, the renowned immunologist and academic administrator and Meharry’s...
As the COVID-19 pandemic approaches a full year of negatively impacting the lives of people here and around the world, disrupting businesses and most people’s daily activities, three Memphians The New Tri-State Defender has followed since April continue to...
All COVID-19 vaccination sites will remain closed Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 20-21), except for the Southwest Tennessee Community College Whitehaven site. To make up appointments missed due to inclement weather, individuals who had scheduled appointments at SWTCC on February 11th...
Health Directive No. 18, which takes effect Friday (No. 20), is in keeping with a downward trend that now shows the number of new COVID-19 cases below 100. “We have loosened restrictions a bit more this time,” said Dr. Bruce...
Almost as quickly as the COVID-19 rollout of vaccines across the nation, a distribution disparity gap opened between communities of color and whites receiving the vaccines. According to an analysis of 17 states by the Associated Press, African Americans in...
NASHVILLE — Tennessee is expanding eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to teachers, as well as people who are at least 65 years old, beginning Monday. Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey announced the change in a virtual news conference on Tuesday while...