Despite quickly distributing the vaccines the state sends it, Shelby County is moving through the vaccination stages slower than many other Tennessee counties. During a pair of news conferences this week, local officials discussed this phenomenon and the future of the county’s current business restrictions.
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One of UTHSC’s data scientists is applying her extensive expertise in informatics to a national effort to leverage big data in the fight against COVID-19. Charisse Madlock-Brown, PhD, MLS, a faculty member in Health Informatics and Information Management at UTHSC, is a co-lead for one of the clinical domain teams of the National COVID Cohort… Read More
Shelby County and counties across the nation are charged with making sure the COVID-19 vaccine is distributed equitably. Early numbers suggest the process is flawed, or at best, the basic reporting system needs work. Nearly a month after immunizations started in Tennessee, only 3.8% of the shots (9,349 doses) statewide have been given to Black… Read More
Memphis and Shelby County are experiencing the highest rates of COVID-19 infection and hospitalizations since the pandemic arrived in March 2020. Meanwhile, vaccinations in the community are off to a bumpy start, which health officials attribute to supply uncertainties.
According to Neurogenetics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the human body has 95 to 100 billion neurons or nerve cells. The brain alone has at least 85 billion of these cells, although estimates go as high as 1 trillion.
Most first-year pharmacy students get certified to administer vaccines, but this year that training is particularly handy during a pandemic. “I think I’ve administered 150-ish vaccines so it’s been a lot of experience for sure,” said second-year pharmacy student Ceilia Bressler from Hopkinsville, Kentucky. She is just one of upwards of 300 students helping to… Read More
Back to “normal” could take a year, if nothing else changes in Shelby County. COVID-19 vaccines are just now beginning to move us forward through the dark tunnel of death, illness, and disruption that we’ve been trapped in for 10 months. While there’s hope — make no mistake — it’s a long, long tunnel. … Read More
Dr. Manoj Jain, an infectious disease expert in Memphis, recently said of COVID-19: “Inescapable …. you will either get the disease or get the vaccine.” As we near the one-year mark of the pandemic, the early days of the vaccine rollout have been uneven. Perhaps it was naïve to expect anything different. Perhaps this, like… Read More