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Local doctor says President should take same precautions as anyone else with COVID-19

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President Donald Trump walked out of Walter Reed Medical Center Monday heading back to the White House after testing positive for COVID-19 last Thursday. “It’s not like if you or I were to go home so my bet, although I don’t know this for a fact, is that they’re going to have you know all… Read More


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Drug cocktail given to President Trump going through clinical trial in Memphis

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The experimental drug given to President Trump to treat his COVID-19 infection is the very same drug being used in a clinical trial right here in Memphis. Dr. Scott Strome, Executive Dean of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, is very familiar with the antibody cocktail from biotech firm Regeneron.  … Read More


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Researchers struggling to get Black participants in COVID-19 vaccine trials

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COVID-19 vaccine trials are happening all over the country, but they need more participants. According to a 2020 Pew Research study taken in May, 44% of Black people would not get a COVID-19 vaccine if it were available to them at that time. Researchers say getting them to participate in clinical trials is an even… Read More


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UTHSC COVID-19 testing lab a key factor in fight against virus

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The lab operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, processing about 800 tests a day.The lab’s turnaround time has been key to fighting the virus with many results returned in less than 12 hours. “I think we’ve played an absolute essential role in the city, particularly filling gaps within the community of people… Read More


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UTHSC’s Dr. Jon McCullers weighs in on reporting COVID-19 cases at school and pandemic trends in Shelby County

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UTHSC’s Dr. Jon McCullers weighs in on reporting COVID-19 cases at school and pandemic trends in Shelby County


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Executive dean of UTHSC College of Medicine discusses COVID-19 impact on Shelby County

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On Tuesday, Shelby County added 207 new coronavirus cases bringing the total number of cases here in the county to just over 22,000. Dr. Scott Strome, the executive dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center joined us Tuesday to discuss the impact of the virus in Shelby County.… Read More


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Infection rate spikes in Haywood County

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A University of Tennessee Health Science Center study using Harvard University data shows Haywood County has the highest percentage of new, daily COVID-19 cases by population in the Memphis metro area. Also: WMC-TV  


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Shelby Co. health officials optimistic despite large spike in COVID-19 cases

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“We are seeing a slight slowdown in the case count as well as in the hospitalizations,” said Dr. Amik Sodhi, UTHSC Critical Care Physician. UTHSC Critical Care Physician and Chief Medical Officer for the COVID-19 overflow hospital in Memphis, Dr. Amik Sodhi, says she hopes the positive trends continue and the overflow site can remain… Read More