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Why some Tennesseans say they're hesitant to get the COVID-19 shot

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — President Joe Biden is asking states to give $100 to people who get their COVID-19 shots. Some Tennesseans said on social media they felt like the government is bribing them. Other Tennesseans said they have other hesitations about getting the vaccine, including allergies, and wanting full FDA approval.
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How Bad is the Delta COVID Variant in East Tennessee?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updating their guidelines on masking, suggesting even vaccinated people mask up when in an area with high transmission of COVID-19. So how do you know how bad transmission is where you live? The CDC offers an online tool that shows how bad COVID-19 transmission is by county. The tool ranks county transmission levels as either low, moderate, substantial or high. Knox County currently ranks as “substantial,” the second-highest rank on the CDC list. Most East Tennessee counties rank as “high,” however, which is the most dangerous level. The exception is Grainer County, which only ranks as “moderate.”
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Tennessee’s Fired Immunization Chief Blasts Health Commissioner on COVID-Testing Contract

Dr. Michelle Fiscus, the recently fired director of the Tennessee Department of Health’s (TDH) Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and Immunization Program (VPDIP), blasted Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey this week for the latter’s handling of a $26.5 million COVID-testing contract. “We knew that she was not being truthful with that committee,” Fiscus...
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Counties with the highest COVID-19 death rate in Tennessee

Counties with the highest COVID-19 death rate in Tennessee. As has been true throughout America’s COVID-19 history, every state—and every county therein—has its own COVID-19 story, driven by local policies and behaviors. The United States as of July 28 had reached 611,454 COVID-19-related deaths and 34.6 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Amid the grim numbers come two bright spots: As of Feb. 2, more Americans had been vaccinated for COVID-19 than had been infected; and since then, rolling averages for case counts and deaths have been on the decline.
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Tennessee COVID-19 hospitalizations jump 365 percent in 25 days

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne ) -- The number of Tennesseans admitted to hospitals with COVID-19 continued to climb sharply higher this week, while the number of Tennesseans choosing to get vaccinated against the virus continued to fall. As of Thursday morning there were 890 state residents hospitalized due to the...