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News from around our 50 states: Tennessee In-house COVID-19 Testing Programs

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Memphis: The in-house COVID-19 testing program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is one of the fastest labs in the Memphis area, handling nearly 9,000 tests in a two-week period with a result turnaround time of less than a day, according to recently released state data.


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Which Memphis-area COVID-19 testing labs are fastest? State data tell the tale

The Commercial Appeal

The in-house COVID-19 testing program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is one of the fastest labs in the Memphis area, handling nearly 9,000 tests in a two-week period with a result turnaround time of less than a day, according to recently released state data. The lab at Regional One Health likewise had a listed… Read More


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COVID-19 vaccines offer hope amid surges, but it’s months away for many

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Months ago, there was at least a faint hope — albeit, grounded more in our shared contempt for COVID-19 than in any scientific data — that life amid a pandemic might fade as 2020 blended into a new year, a new year that could not come soon enough. That now seems magnitudes beyond naïve.


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UTHSC seeks partner for retail-focused development on Madison

The Memphis Business Journal

When the owners of the Trolley Stop Market presciently closed up shop at the start of 2020, they left behind a nearly 70-year-old retail center that’s “not in great shape,” according to Anthony Hopson. Hopson’s employer, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), bought the half-acre property for $1 million on the last day… Read More


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COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Memphis as cases, hospitalizations climb. What happens next?

The Commercial Appeal

As the Christmas week began in the Mid-South, healthcare workers were faced with a startling juxtaposition: the hope provided by the commencement of COVID-19 vaccinations and the grim reality that as cases and hospitalizations continue to rise, healthcare systems are quickly running out of workers to treat all the patients coming in.  


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UTHSC to begin vaccinating university’s frontline workers, first responders Saturday

The Commercial Appeal

COVID-19 vaccinations will begin at Memphis’ University of Tennessee Health Science Center Saturday, the university announced Friday. Several hospitals in Memphis began vaccinating frontline workers earlier this week. Scott Strome, executive dean of the UTHSC College of Medicine, said the college is “delighted.” Strome credited Kennard Brown, the executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer,… Read More


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Draft of directive: Safer at Home would take effect early Monday and last until Jan. 3

The Commercial Appeal

The Shelby County Health Department’s Safer at Home order would limit onsite dining, bars and clothing retailers in the days before Christmas, but leave many other businesses unaffected, according to a draft obtained by The Commercial Appeal Friday evening.


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UTHSC to begin vaccinating university’s frontline workers, first responders Saturday

The Commercial Appeal

COVID-19 vaccinations will begin at Memphis’ University of Tennessee Health Science Center Saturday, the university announced Friday.Several hospitals in Memphis began vaccinating frontline workers earlier this week.