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Pediatrician: ‘No Good Choice’ for Schools, Contact Sports ‘Not Safe at This Time’

Memphis Flyer

No good choice exists for parents of Shelby County school children heading into the 2020-2021 school year this year, and contact sports, like football, are not safe. That’s all according to Dr. Jon McCullers, Pediatrician-in-Chief at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and a professor in and chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of… Read More


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 Le Bonheur chief on COVID: Contact sports at school not safe for kids yet

WREG

Le Bonheur Children’s hospital pediatrician in chief says he does not think it’s safe to go back to contact sports like football right now. Dr. Jon McCullers says we have high levels of community transmission, meaning there’s no good answer to returning to school.


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Health officials discourage use of ‘daily’ positivity rate in COVID-19 testing analysis; Awaiting governor’s order on contact sports

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The positivity rate from tests reported Thursday to the Shelby County Health Department appeared to be 53 percent, but officials said delays in lab processing are impacting those numbers. Of 610 tests reported, 326 results were positive.


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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