Saturday, July 2, 2022

COVID-19

 

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

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented time of personal isolation and seclusion, with African Americans and those dealing with deep poverty more at risk for experiencing mental health challenges. “People lose jobs all the time,” said Dr. Rosie Phillips Davis,...
“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...
Particulars of Mayor Strickland's stay-at-home order To further combat the spread of COVID-19, the City of Memphis will issue a Safer at Home Order effective 6pm on March 24, 2020 through midnight April 7, 2020 — directing all residents of...
“Prior to the pandemic, The New Tri-State Defender already had identified the need to adjust its business model. Primarily, the goals were to significantly increase our digital footprint while expanding depth, variety and quality of coverage. Then, boom comes COVID-19...
When Uncle Lou’s Fried Chicken opened on April 4, 2001, proprietor Louis Martin never dreamed it would reach national prominence on the Food Network. Now the new series “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives is filming a segment on the popular fried...
Dr. Andrenette Fleming began collecting COVID-19 test kits back in February. The long-time Memphis physician took heed to the warnings that seniors and those with pre-existing health conditions were at a higher risk of developing serious complications from the virus,...
“Control the controllable; in the end that’s all any of us can do.” LáDeia Joyce embraced that guiding principle many years ago. She uses her voice and platform to speak about HIV treatment, prevention and life with that virus after...
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...
Here are some questions and answers about how the unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package  signed into law Friday may help you: Who is getting a check? Everyone earning up to $75,000 in adjusted gross income — the income on your...
by Stacy M. Brown -- Payments from the $2.3 trillion federal coronavirus stimulus package have begun hitting individual bank accounts. In a memo, IRS Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the first round of payments were sent on Thursday, April 9, and...