Publisher: The Memphis Business Journal


In the Media

Here’s the trend that almost delayed Phase II, could postpone Phase III

The Memphis Business Journal

When Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland announced the local back-to-business plan on April 27, he identified “flat or decreasing hospitalizations” as one of the keys to move from one phase to the next.


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Economy vs. public health: Dulberger, McCullers discuss the ‘terrible balancing act’ of reopening

The Memphis Business Journal

The decision to start reopening the local economy wasn’t a simple formula, based on a couple of public health data points. Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, and their advisors weighed positivity rates, replication rates, hospital capacity, and a host of other health statistics. As Strickland told the Memphis Business Journal last… Read More


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Here’s why Shelby County felt comfortable differing from White House recommendations

The Memphis Business Journal

The White House’s Guidelines for Opening Up America Again provide multiple criteria — related to symptoms, cases, and hospitals — for localities to meet before beginning to reopen businesses.  


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Why Mayor Strickland felt the time was right to reopen some businesses

The Memphis Business Journal

Strickland said the reopening decision is not an experiment but acknowledged that its consequences are unknown.


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City, county announce start date for Phase 1 of ‘back to business’

The Memphis Business Journal

Memphis and Shelby County have decided the first phase of its back-to-business plan will begin Monday, May 4.“As we said at the beginning of this week, our data was trending in the right direction. Along with our doctors, we believe it’s time to slowly start opening our economy back up and get Memphians working again,”… Read More


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How prepared is Memphis for a grim — but realistic — COVID-19 peak?

The Memphis Business Journal

The news was suddenly bright: An updated model released Monday projected that Tennessee’s hospitals could handle the anticipated rush of COVID-19 patients — with plenty of beds, ICU beds and ventilators to spare.


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Table of Experts: A conversation on innovations in health care

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Dr. Robert Davis (Governor’s Chair and Director of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Center for Biomedical Informatics): “What we’re trying to do is create the infrastructure for innovation in the near-term future. There has been great success over the past couple of years building a fully consented biorepository at the University of Tennessee… Read More


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FedEx, Regional One Health execs named to state coronavirus task force

The Memphis Business Journal

A few Memphis executives have been tapped to organize Tennessee’s response to COVID-19, as the flu-like disease spreads across the U.S. Gov. Bill Lee announced the formation of a Coronavirus Task Force Wednesday, March 4, comprised of top public and private Tennessee health officials, according to a news release. The group will coordinate efforts to… Read More