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“There is no good answer to this” | Health experts offer suggested protocols for Mid-South school districts

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“From my standpoint, there is no good answer to this,” Dr. Jon McCullers with UT Health Science Center said. Medical experts admit there are both pros and cons – and no clear road map – as area school districts plan to start the school year with either in-person learning, virtual learning, or a mixture of… Read More


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Le Bonheur guidance to schools includes protocols for tracing, reporting COVID-19 cases

The Commercial Appeal

To localize guidance for school reopening during COVID-19, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital has published its own set of guidelines. The guidelines, published Friday, were developed by a task force of local medical professionals over the last three weeks, Dr. Jon McCullers, pediatrician-in-chief at Le Bonheur, said Thursday at a news conference. McCullers is also a… Read More


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Tenn. health commissioner, Memphis doctor team recommend in-person learning

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A critical debate rages on about whether to open up schools for in-person learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, the Tennessee commissioner of health weighed in as important information was revealed by doctors during a local COVID-19 digital symposium.    


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UTHSC doctor on city-county task force answers COVID-19 questions

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 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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UTHSC COVID symposium includes scientific, sociological views

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In a two-hour Zoom symposium Tuesday, experts from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital looked at the coronavirus as scientists, delving into immunity rates, progress on vaccines and two clinical trials here that soon will need volunteers. Also: Local Memphis: https://www.localmemphis.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/covid-19-positivity-rate-leveling-off-in-shelby-county/522-166949c0-0a24-4600-94df-71029fc02b38


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Mayor Harris calls for additional statewide restrictions

The Memphis Business Journal

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.


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Live at 9: Interview with Dr. Richard Walker

WREG

Dr. Richard Walker talks about an online event bringing citizens the latest information on COVID-19.  


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Scientists at UTHSC get $2.4 million to probe cholesterol, dementia link

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Researchers have known for two decades or more that cholesterol plays a role in causing dementia by altering a protein in the walls of brain vessels that ultimately constricts blood flow.