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UTHSC health leader supports safe protests amid COVID-19 concerns

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As protests continue, so does the concern about the spread of COVID-19, but some health experts say protesting, when done in a safe way, is something they support because of how COVID-19 is affecting African American people. For seven straight nights, hundreds of people, masked and unmasked, have marched the streets of Memphis fighting for… Read More


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Gov. Bill Lee visits Memphis’ COVID-19 alternate care facility as our cameras get first tour inside

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Local 24 News cameras got a first inside tour of the alternate care hospital in downtown Memphis – that is now available for COVID-19 patients, should our local hospitals fill in the coming months. The facility includes 401 beds spread out across several floors in the former Commercial Appeal building. Crews with 65 companies spent… Read More


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Mid-South coronavirus live updates: Clearing up confusion over who can open – and when – in the Mid-South

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COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus and cases are spreading around the Mid-South since the virus arrived in the United States in February.


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Tennessee restaurants can reopen at half capacity starting Monday in 89 counties

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The state of Tennessee is moving towards reopening the economy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic starting with restaurants.


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University of Tennessee Health Science Center weighs in on antibody testing for COVID-19

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When it comes to reopening up the economy, some governments are looking to antibody testing for answers to see how much the virus has spread and who is immune. But can it be trusted just yet?


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There will soon be even more places to get tested for COVID-19 in Shelby County

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In Memphis and across the Mid-South, there’s good news, as more COVID-19 test are becoming available in more places.  


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Mid-South coronavirus updates: Memphis Education Fund donates $150,000 to help students in need

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COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus and cases are spreading around the Mid-South since the virus arrived in the United States in February.


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UTHSC medical students create facts flier to help kids understand COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic might be a difficult concept for parents to explain to their kids. To help, medical students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center made a push to educate children on the complexity of COVID-19.