A Mid-South doctor who is a key player in the Shelby County COVID-19 Joint Task Force answered questions for us Tuesday on the latest developments surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and the impact it’s having on the Mid-South. Dr. Jon McCullers, the chair of the Department of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at the University… Read More
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In recent weeks, the local case count, positivity rate, and hospitalizations have been “stably bad,” according to University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) pediatrics chair and influenza pandemics expert Dr. Jon McCullers.
Months into the coronavirus pandemic, pediatricians are still worried about a slowdown in childhood vaccinations in the U.S. In mid-March, as President Donald Trump declared COVID-19 a national emergency and states implemented stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidance, non-emergency health care ground largely to a halt, including for children. A federal report indicated routine child… Read More
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center runs testing centers at Tiger Lane in Midtown and Cresthaven in East Memphis. The university also operates its own processing laboratory with a turnaround time of about 24 hours, said Dr. Scott Strome, executive dean of the medical school.
To its credit, the Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division was quick to throw the kill switch on utility cut-offs as the coronavirus pandemic began gaining ground in March.
We talked with a Mid-South doctor who is part of the Shelby County COVID-19 Joint Task Force to answer some questions about the latest developments surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and the impact it’s having on the region. Dr. Jon McCullers the chair of the Department of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at the University… Read More
The bleakest picture to date of football’s uncertain future amid the coronavirus pandemic was painted by the NCAA, which posted on Twitter last week a graph illustrating the wide gap between two points: one, where the NCAA “thought we’d be” in terms of flattening the national curve of confirmed cases; and two, “where we are,”… Read More
North Carolina coach Mack Brown has been walking three miles a day, researching the best foods to add to his diet and trying out a variety of masks for comfort and safety to further insulate himself from COVID-19, a task of heightened importance after the Tar Heels placed voluntary workouts on hiatus following a spate… Read More