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Can you get coronavirus through your eyes? Local health experts weigh in

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Medical experts are debating whether the coronavirus can enter our bodies through our eyes. A medical news contributor believes he got coronavirus through his eyes while on an airplane. He says the rest of his face was covered. Also mentioned on : May 16: WJHL


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Health officials monitoring COVID-19 hotspots to decide when Shelby County should move toward phase two of reopening

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The COVID-19 task force said Friday the data looks promising for a move to phase two, but no date has been announced. “We will be looking at it collectively throughout the weekend and anticipate making an announcement on Monday,” said Alisa Haushalter, Director of the Shelby County Health Department.


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Gov. Bill Lee visits Memphis’ COVID-19 alternate care facility as our cameras get first tour inside

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Local 24 News cameras got a first inside tour of the alternate care hospital in downtown Memphis – that is now available for COVID-19 patients, should our local hospitals fill in the coming months. The facility includes 401 beds spread out across several floors in the former Commercial Appeal building. Crews with 65 companies spent… Read More


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UTHSC plans for online lectures, small labs, longer faculty hours

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Classes will resume, for the most part online, when the University of Tennessee Health Science Center school year begins in August. Clinical requirements for hundreds of health-care students will be offered in smaller settings, which means faculty and staff will be working longer, and perhaps weekends, Chancellor Steve Schwab told the campus advisory board Friday.


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Cleaning tips to prevent virus infections

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Practicing good hygiene, washing hands for at least 20 seconds, covering a cough or sneeze and avoiding contact with others are all important steps to help thwart the spread of coronavirus. In addition is the practice of cleaning surfaces and locations where others who carry the virus may have spread their germs.  


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Here’s a proven way to prevent the spread of coronavirus

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News flash! We have a way to prevent the transmission and spread of coronavirus. It’s not some fancy laboratory test. It’s not some new-fangled treatment strategy. It’s the time-tested approach of wearing a mask to prevent infection.


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The Investigators: Shelby County’s COVID-19 test positivity rate declines even as businesses reopen

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As more people test for COVID-19, the number of cases will continue to rise but health officials are watching the testing positivity rate. A testing positivity rate is the number of positive tests compared to the number of tests taken. On May 14, 7.59% of the total tests in Shelby County were positive. That’s down… Read More


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In the COVID war, let’s act like we’re all on the same side

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The ongoing battle against COVID-19 has made substantial headway in many areas of the nation. This progress has been achieved despite major problems.