Seniors of color in Davidson County are lagging in COVID-19 vaccinations. Targeted vaccinations through nonprofit clinics have begun, and will make up some ground. But it’s slow work, in part because outside factors are so often barriers.
Some COVID-19 vaccines are already in use, but the clinical trials roll on. In fact, they’re still recruiting participants, and they’re particularly focused on signing up people of color.
There were no dull faces as the first Nashville General Hospital health care workers rolled up their sleeves to be vaccinated.
A day after making a rare address to the state and signing a new executive order, Gov. Bill Lee told reporters he really wants people to listen to his message: social distancing and masks work. But his latest order, signed Sunday, lacks enforcement. It essentially serves as an additional plea to those who have ignored […]
In a sea of new daily COVID cases, health officials are often looking for clusters — a group of cases linked to a particular time and place. But what can be even harder to figure out is how each outbreak spreads from its source and spawns even more clusters in the region.
Tennessee schools are starting to shift back to virtual learning after months of mostly managing small outbreaks of the coronavirus. The state was one of the first to reopen schools, but is now taking the lead in COVID-19 infections.
A Tennessee Thanksgiving should be a small, preferably outdoor affair, according to one of Nashville’s leading voices on COVID-19. Dr. James Hildreth, president and CEO of Meharry Medical College, says ideally, families will only gather in person with their immediate households. He says the stakes have only grown in recent weeks as coronavirus cases escalate […]
In what could be one of his last public disagreements with President Donald Trump, Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander has defended the work of the country’s top expert on infectious diseases. In a statement and a tweet Monday, Alexander said people should actually be paying more attention to what Dr. Anthony Fauci has to say.
So far, Hispanic Nashvillians have received 2% of the city’s pandemic assistance money that’s designated for rent, mortgage and utility assistance.
Another round of mass testing has uncovered nearly 1,000 cases of the coronavirus at a Tennessee prison, with more results coming. CoreCivic, which manages the facility, says nearly all are asymptomatic. But prisoners’ loved ones say they’re hearing a different story.