The CDC urges you to avoid any non-essential travel, but millions of Americans have been hopping on planes for spring break. Fortunately, more people are getting vaccinated, but doctors say young people, who are likely doing most of the traveling, haven’t had a chance to get that shot yet.
In the Media Tag: Scott Strome
A new study shows when there is an increase in pollen there can be a spike in COVID-19 infections. However, UTHSC Dean Scott Strome is doubtful about a correlation between an increase in pollen and COVID-19.
In early February, two people connected to University of Memphis men’s basketball program tested positive for the U.K. strain of the coronavirus. By the time the cluster was under control in late February, 29 of 31 positive tests were for the variant. The university paused the basketball program Feb. 9 and for the few next… Read More
In Memphis, which serves as a tri-state medical hub, Dr. Scott Strome said he was expecting to see at least a bump in cases across the region. That bump could easily turn into a surge if people ditch face masks and social distancing. “Spring Break is a perfect example of where that can happen,” Strome,… Read More
A COVID-19 cluster at the University of Memphis is causing an increase in variant cases, according to the Shelby County Health Department. The health department said because of the cluster at U of M, it detected five times as many variants last month.
While the CDC and local health leaders caution against traveling, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee welcomed people to come from near and far to enjoy all the Volunteer State has to offer.
New information shows a partisan divide is getting in the way of vaccinating everyone in the United States. According to a Monmouth University Polling Institute study, one in four Republicans said they would not get vaccinated.
Wednesday, David Sweat with the Shelby County Health Department said there was cluster of more than 20 cases last month within the University of Memphis’ athletics program of the highly contagious, COVID-19 variant first identified in the United Kingdom. Wednesday, Local 24 News also learned area labs detected five times as many COVID-19 variant cases… Read More