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Vaccine Q&A: Le Bonheur infection prevention director discusses Tennessee’s vaccine rollout

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Doctor Nick Hysmith, medical director of infection prevention at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, spoke with WMC Action News 5′s Joe Birch Tuesday about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Tennessee. Hysmith also serves on the Methodist Le Bonheur Vaccine Task Force and is a professor at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center.


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UTHSC and Regional One team up to help ‘long haulers’ with symptoms long after surviving COVID-19

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is partnering with Regional One Health to offer a post-COVID-19 clinic to help people suffering with sometimes debilitating symptoms weeks and even months after their COVID-19 diagnosis. • December 15: WMC Action News 5 at 5:00PM • December 16: WMC Action News 5 at 4:30 AM • December… Read More


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‘Close to 85 to 95%’ need to take vaccine to shut down virus, CDC director says

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The Center for Control Disease and Prevention’s director said the new vaccine is the light at the end of the tunnel to this deadly pandemic but only if people take it. Director Dr. Robert Redfield believes the world needs a vaccination rate of more than 85 percent if we want to achieve herd immunity, which… Read More


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CDC’s Redfield talks candidly about missteps, things that could have gone better

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If the coronavirus were just another cold or flu virus, herd immunity could probably be achieved at 70%. This virus is so much more contagious, Dr. Robert Redfield expects the world is looking at 85% to 90% “to shut this down.” “That’s my own personal speculation,” Redfield said in an hourlong Zoom conversation Monday, Dec.… Read More


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Memphis area participants roll up sleeves, take part in Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine study

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As several COVID-19 vaccines inch closer to federal approval and mass distribution in the coming weeks, in the Mid-South Friday, local participants did their part in another vaccine trial now underway. St. Jude and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center recently opened a site for Johnson & Johnson’s Phase 3 trail of its COVID-19… Read More


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Director of CDC to participate in UTHSC Zoom call on COVID-19

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A head official at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will join a virtual conversation on the coronavirus with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Robert Redfield will host the discussion on Zoom about the pandemic and public health response to the coronavirus.


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Memphis frontline hospitals prep for first round of COVID vaccinations

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The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine appears set to be approved for widespread use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the coming days or weeks. Locally, the largest metro-area hospitals are gearing up to vaccinate frontline workers with the first doses of COVID vaccine available in the Memphis area.  


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West Cancer chooses lawsuit settlement while Methodist digs in on defense

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West Cancer Center has agreed to a settlement agreement in a lawsuit brought against the practice and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. Methodist will continue its defense against the lawsuit, which was originally filed in 2017 and sealed until late 2019. West ended its formal affiliation with Methodist when the practice joined OneOncology in January 2019.… Read More