In the Media Tag: Jon McCullers

Restaurant restrictions could return, as Shelby County sets new COVID record

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As is the case elsewhere, COVID conditions are worsening quickly in Shelby County. On Tuesday, 835 new cases were reported, making it the county’s worst day heretofore. In the past seven days alone, about 1 in 315 county residents have been diagnosed with COVID. Dr. Jon McCullers — the Pediatrician-in-Chief at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital… Read More

Mid-South doctor says if COVID-19 surge continues, Shelby Co. hospitals could be in trouble with flu season approaching

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As cases rise across Shelby County there are questions about hospitalization rates and the use of beds in hospitals across the Mid-South. Dr. Jon McCullers, Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center joined WMC Action News 5 Tuesday to talk about the coronavirus pandemic and how it’s impacting… Read More

Pfizer announces 90% effective COVID vaccine; FedEx set to deliver

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Pfizer announced early Monday, Nov. 9, that its vaccine has shown to be a surprising 90% effective in preventing COVID-19. “The results demonstrate that our mRNA-based vaccine can help prevent COVID-19 in the majority of people who receive it,” Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla said. “This means we are one step closer to potentially… Read More

Calkins: When will we fill the Liberty Bowl and FedExForum again?

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But sports draws crowds in a way that nothing else does in this country. So if we know when sports will be back to normal, we’ll know when life will be back to normal, right? “Let’s target the Super Bowl in 2022,” said Dr. Jon McCullers, pediatrician-in-chief at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and associate dean… Read More

White House report shows Tennessee among top 10 states in COVID-19 red zone

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A new White House report is sounding the alarm about the COVID-19 crisis developing in the Mid-South. The White House Coronavirus Task Force says data shows 32 states are now in the red zone, with Tennessee among the top 10 states with the most new positive cases.  

Mayors in Shelby County voice opinions on new calls for statewide mask mandate

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At the latest briefing from the Shelby County COVID-19 joint task force, health officials said the higher transmission of COVID-19 we once saw in more populated areas of Memphis are now moving to the outskirts of the city and into suburban areas which is a natural progression they say.“Within our county, it’s mostly in the… Read More

Suburbs fueling local surge; task force pushes for statewide mask mandate

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A mounting pile of evidence suggests that rising case numbers in Shelby County are coming from super-spreader events in the suburbs, including weekend soccer events, and a reluctance to wear masks. Without a statewide masking mandate and ban on sporting events, the Memphis-Shelby County COVID-19 Task Force is left with options that limit economic activity… Read More

Disinfo As A Public Health Crisis: The Parallels Between COVID-19 Misinformation And The 2019 Measles Outbreak

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In March 2020, a deliberate misinformation campaign spread fear among the American public by propagating the false story that a nationwide quarantine to contain the coronavirus pandemic was imminent.