Sunday, July 3, 2022

COVID-19

 

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

COVID-19 restrictions – most of them – on masking and social distancing are being lifted, according to a health directive issued by the Shelby County Health Department on Wednesday. Health Directive 22 will go into effect at midnight Saturday (June...
On June 4, a big line-dancing brought dozens out to the North Branch Library on Vollintine. This past Saturday, more than 100 patrons came back to celebrate at the “I Love Music and Museum Jam Session.” “Since the pandemic hit,...
The number of new COVID-19 cases in Memphis/Shelby County continue to remain low, but officials are being watchful for a possible rise in the number of the more contagious Delta variant cases, especially among the unvaccinated. The Shelby County Health...
With great fanfare, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris hailed the county’s 50-day milestone of keeping new COVID-19 cases below 100 daily and set course for a new push. At a Friday morning press conference, a huge banner heralding “The Road...
by Lindsey Tanner -- Tuskegee is the one-word answer some people give as a reason they’re avoiding COVID-19 vaccines. A new ad campaign launched Wednesday with relatives of men who unwittingly became part of the infamous experiment wants to change...
Tennessee has the dubious distinction as the state with the largest increase of new COVID-19 cases over the last two weeks, as of Tuesday (July 13).  Tipton County, the county just north of Shelby, ranked as the number-one county in...
Gone for a month, the televised briefings of the Memphis and Shelby County Joint COVID-19 Task Force are back, signaling a move in the wrong direction regarding the community’s fight against the coronavirus. “We stopped these briefings about one month...
Greater Memphis’ relationship with the COVID-19 virus mostly continued to deteriorate this week, with suggestions that even worse may be ahead depending upon decisions about how to slow the spread and individual adherence to any such measures. On Wednesday, Shelby...
Tennessee state Rep. Antonio Parkinson D-Memphis) has been a vaccine hold-out. But on Wednesday (Aug. 18), Parkinson took his first shot of the Pfizer vaccine. “LaTonya, do I get a lollipop?” he asked Dr. LaTonya Washington, chief medical officer for...
One Tennessee lawmaker is enacting a time-honored strategy that has served the African-American community in times of trouble – calling on religious leaders as “trusted messengers” to rally their congregations to action. “Our people have been inundated with lack of...