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Live at 9: Interview with Dr. Richard Walker

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Dr. Richard Walker talks about an online event bringing citizens the latest information on COVID-19.  


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COVID-19 infection rates increasing among children in the Mid-South

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Mid-South health officials say the COVID-19 infection rate among children is increasing. As the clock is ticking for many Mid-South parents to decide if their children will return to in-person or remote learning this fall, some states, such as Mississippi, are seeing a number of new COVID cases, especially in one age group.  


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University of Memphis previews plans to safely reopen for fall semester

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It’s becoming more clear about what returning to campus this fall will look like for students at the University of Memphis. The school says there will be testing for COVID-19.    


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With COVID cases rising, Memphis alternate care site ready for call to use

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With the number of COVID-19 cases rising and to handle more patients, many wonder if Memphis and Shelby County leaders are moving closer to opening the doors to the alternate care hospital, formerly the Commercial Appeal building on Union Avenue.


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Local health experts explain higher case numbers, warn about future

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Physicians warned people in Shelby County about the increasing number of COVID-19 cases Monday. “Whenever you see an increase in numbers like this, it’s worrisome,” the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Dr. Scott Strome said. “There’s no question if this doubles in the next month, everyone will be stressed,” Baptist Hospital infectious disease specialist Dr. Steve… Read More


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Health expert says city needs to practice social distancing, good hygiene to prevent second COVID-19 wave

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An local health expert says Memphis is not experiencing a second wave of COVID-19, but the city will need to maintain social distancing and good hygiene practices to prevent one. As some states see declining COVID-19 cases and slowly reopen, Memphis has recently seen a small increase.


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Can you get coronavirus through your eyes? Local health experts weigh in

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Medical experts are debating whether the coronavirus can enter our bodies through our eyes. A medical news contributor believes he got coronavirus through his eyes while on an airplane. He says the rest of his face was covered. Also mentioned on : May 16: WJHL


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Coronavirus impacts Mother’s Day celebrations

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Mother’s Day will have to be celebrated a little differently this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Jon McCullers, Dean of Clinical Affairs at the College of Medicine at University of Tennessee Health Science Center, said people really need to limit contact and avoid gathering.