In the Media Tag: coronavirus

Biosafety and Breakthrough Infections: Dr. Colleen Jonsson Studies Covid

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Most of us are focused on keeping as far away from the coronavirus as possible, wearing masks, bolstering our immune systems, and certainly not inviting in the front door. But Dr. Colleen Jonsson, director of the Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), and a UTHSC professor of Microbiology,… Read More

Had COVID from a weaker strain? Get in vaccine line

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The hospitals here are not crowded with of people who had COVID early in the pandemic and thought they still had immunity.

COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody treatment is in high demand in the Mid-South. So where can you get it? What does it do?

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If you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are considered high risk for COVID complications, you may be able get a monoclonal antibody treatment, even if you have not tested positive for the virus.Earlier this month, the FDA authorized emergency use of REGEN-COV, an antibody therapy for people with known exposures. You can receive treatment… Read More

“The situation in Tennessee right now is critical!”

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Doctors petition to allow school mask mandates as another COVID-19 peak is expected within weeks. Several Knoxville-area doctors, nurses and other medical professionals have signed an open letter petitioning to allow masks mandates for students in schools. They join thousands who signed the letter, along with several physicians who are speaking out from the Memphis area,… Read More

96% of COVID patients at Methodist, Baptist are unvaccinated

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More than 96% of people in local hospitals with COVID are unvaccinated.Their numbers are swamping emergency departments everywhere.

Health officials paint dire picture as Covid hospitalizations surge in Shelby County


The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is tracking hospitalizations in Shelby County with the latest data released Wednesday evening showing more than 600 Covid patients being treated at local hospitals. That’s about the same as during the height of the pandemic in January and hospitalizations are expected to double over the next two weeks.… Read More

Nursing ranks are gutted; those left feel unappreciated, overworked

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“I can’t give you numbers, but every hospital has empty beds now,” said Dr. Richard Walker, interim chair of Emergency Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

COVID-19’s probably a ‘forever virus’

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“If you’re a virus, you want to propagate,” said Jon McCullers, who is on the Shelby County Board of Health and is chief operating officer for the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.