MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Business owners are worried the health department could add more restrictions if COVID-19 cases start to rise. However, the Shelby County Health Department data shows a slight decrease in active cases. “Deep down, you just want it to go away, but at the same time, safety is...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Should everyone 16 and older get a COVID-19 booster shot?. The answer is no, according to members of the FDA’s advisory committee. Friday, the panel voted against giving Pfizer’s booster shots to most people, agreeing to give them only to those 65 and older as well as those at risk for severe illness.
It’s been nearly a week since the mayor of Memphis announced he tested positive for COVID-19. Last Friday, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland tweeted that he had been vaccinated and he was isolating as a precaution. We talked to Strickland about his bout with coronavirus in the city’s ongoing fight against...
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Cooper-Young Festival is back, but there are some COVID-19 precautions in place to make sure the area is less crowded. Some cautious business owners also decided to shut their doors to keep their employees safe. “The staff was very uncomfortable with letting that many people in...
SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — Shelby County health officials gave an update Thursday on COVID-19 data and vaccines. Chief Gina Sweat said the county has administered over 879,000 doses of the vaccine. Around 42% of residents are fully vaccinated. The City’s door-to-door campaign is still going on to help people get...
Outdoor events can be safer, but still require social distancing, something Methodist Hospital Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Minoj Jain wants us all to remember.
Health care workers remain on the front lines of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It’s been a tough job, even harder with little signs of ending any time soon, so now imagine starting a new position as leader of nursing in a major hospital at this point in time. This week,...
PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA -- American Samoa reported its first case of coronavirus on Friday. The U.S. territory’s acting governor and health officials said the islands’ first case of COVID-19 was of a resident who returned to America Samoa from Hawaii this week. The infected traveler flew in on Monday,...
Since the temporary restraining order was issued, Germantown has seen a slower rate of cases. Other suburban districts noticed a slight decrease or no change since Labor Day.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It’s the kind of news you want to hear. Health officials say they are seeing a slight drop off in the number of COVID cases in Shelby County. “We are cautiously optimistic that we are seeing a plateauing of the numbers, if not a drop in the numbers,” said Dr. Michelle Taylor with the Shelby County Health Department. “We know that hospitalizations have decreased. And we are also seeing a slight decrease across age groups as I showed earlier. But we also know we have a lot of work to do.”
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