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The worst of the Memphis COVID-19 pandemic could be the next 2-4 weeks

The Commercial Appeal

Throughout the first week of January, a record number of people were sick in Memphis hospitals with COVID-19. The first few days of 2021 saw more than 600 people in the hospital each day. On Wednesday, there was a record 661.  


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Local scientists, labs rushing to sequence UK variant

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Scientists in Memphis are in a race against time to build a broader base for identifying coronavirus mutations, starting with U.K. strain B117, which has locked down the United Kingdom.As of Friday, Jan. 8, 50 cases had been reported in the United States, including a possible case in Chattanooga. Identifying the mutation requires “fingerprinting” or… Read More


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Madlock-Brown participating in national COVID data research collaborative

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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


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What went wrong and how we fix it: Oregon’s sluggish rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations

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Dr. Scott Strome, executive dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, said he thinks his state did “a little bit better than terrible” in vaccinating its first wave of healthcare workers. That’s in part because of a well-planned effort that included tapping a volunteer workforce of… Read More


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9 months and over 1,000 deaths later, FOX13 talks to family of first person to die from COVID-19 in Shelby Co.

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The number of COVID-19 deaths in Shelby County crossed the one thousand mark this week. Kenneth Bradshaw was the first person in Shelby County to die from COVID-19 back in March. FOX13 spoke with Bradshaw’s family to get their perspective on the pandemic nine months later.


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COVID-19 projections: 1,000 more people in Shelby County could die by Valentine’s Day

The Commercial Appeal

The COVID-19 death toll in Shelby County could accelerate in the next eight weeks if the pandemic is left unchecked. People could begin to die by the dozens each day and Shelby County could see about 1,000 more people perish between now and mid-February, projections from the Memphis and Shelby County COVID-19 joint task-force show. Such a… Read More


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A year to forget? Here are 20 good things we’ll remember about 2020

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Suddenly last spring, everyday heroes in scrubs were getting applause and special-delivery dinners at work. The cheers and chanting ended after eight weeks or so, and the health care workers forged ahead as hospital corridors turned into holding bays. But they earned our collective gratitude. In a year defined by a pandemic quarantine, we created… Read More


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Study analyzes how artificial intelligence system helps diagnose adverse childhood experiences

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A paper written by Arash Shaban-Nejad, PhD, MPH, an assistant professor, and Nariman Ammar, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow, both at the Center for Biomedical Informatics in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, was recently published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research – Medical Informatics. The paper discussed how… Read More