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.

Mask-wearing members of a marching band, an honorary street-sign unveiling and a COVID-19 milestone for infections in Tennessee are part of the mix that reflects public and private resolve to get through the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency. The Tennessee...
Tennessee made it to the top of a list no state wants to top, totaling more new cases per capita as the coronavirus – particularly its Delta strain – maintains its life-altering grip. As of Tuesday, one in every 81...
In mid-August, Rosetta Wilson began to feel sick. She stayed in and rested, hoping whatever it was would pass. By Aug. 28, she was having trouble breathing and her sister called for the paramedics to rush her to the hospital. “Rosetta...
The death of Colin Powell from complications of COVID-19 on Monday (Oct. 18) was shocking news, while giving anti-vaxxers an opening to question the efficacy of the COVID vaccines.   Powell, 84, the first African-American U.S. Secretary of State and a...
All three approved COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. – Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson – are now safe for booster shots, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). So, on Oct. 21, I took the Johnson...
The COVID-19 virus and its variants continue to dominate international, national and local news as a top news story some 20 months after the pandemic began to severely impact how people went about their daily lives. Locally, The New Tri-State Defender (TSD)...
The first case of the COVID-19 omicron variant was reported on Monday, Dec. 6 by the Mississippi State Health Department.  The individual testing positive for the variant was fully vaccinated and had recently traveled to New York. It was not...
The Shelby County Health Department was bracing for a new wave of COVID-19 cases to hit after the new year. But with more than 30 cases of the highly transmittable Omicron variant and the seven-day average of new daily cases...
On Dec. 29, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) projected the Omicron variant of COVID-19 could create a massive surge of cases in either January or April 2022. From the surging daily new-cases virus numbers locally over the...
Online ordering for COVID-19 tests began on Wednesday (Jan. 19) amid a declaration by President Biden’s administration to purchase one billion tests to give to Americans, free of charge. That may make things a bit simpler and easier in Shelby...