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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


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 Efforts underway to create equitable access to COVID-19 vaccine

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As the COVID-19 vaccine supply in Shelby County remains low, discussions continue on distribution to all communities countywide when the allotment improves. To reach state and federal targets of vaccinating 70% of the population this year, equitable access of the vaccine to all parts of the county is critical, particularly in majority-Black neighborhoods of Memphis… Read More


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New studies show COVID-19 can damage the brain

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New studies show COVID-19 can damage the brain and even cause long term problems with thinking and memory. Medical experts said this can affect people with mild or extreme cases.  


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My Faith: How a local social worker created a successful home care services company

The Memphis Business Journal

In 2007, Barbara Johnson-McKinney called her daughter, tears streaming down her cheek. A social worker, she had left a stable job and taken a risk, joining a young company that was trying to build a foster care program — an area where she had significant experience. Johnson-McKinney had wanted to become a business owner, and… Read More


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Houston High student awarded $10,000 grant for COVID vaccine project!

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Harshawardhan Pande is a senior at Houston High School in Germantown. Horseshow, as he’s known, has been awarded a $10,000 grant to research vaccines against SARS-COV2 virus. January 5: Local 24 News at 6 January 5: Local 24 News at 10