Tennessee ended 2020 with more COVID deaths than some of the worst early predictions. And those same models now show fatalities in the state could double by April 1.
Several states, including Tennessee, are moving up seniors in their COVID vaccine distribution plans as they see a more urgent need to reach the group of people most likely to need hospital care.
Tennessee public health officials have decided to move educators and anyone else who works in schools and daycares higher up in the state’s vaccine distribution plan, possibly getting them vaccinated in early February.
One of the first police officers to respond to the Christmas morning bombing in Nashville realized the significance of where the RV was located. Metro Police have released excerpts from body camera footage collected before and after the incident.
The state expects proficiency in math and English test scores to drop by more than half.
The latest information about the Nashville explosion, as of Saturday.
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.
Tennessee Republican Marsha Blackburn was one of six senators to vote against the coronavirus relief bill passed Monday night. In a statement, she says she couldn’t get on board with everything in the $2.3 trillion spending plan.
While many frontline health care workers have been eager to get vaccinated, some in Tennessee are opting out. State officials are seeing signs of more hesitancy than they expected in hospitals.
Tennessee health leaders shared new details Sunday about how hospitals are scrambling to handle the state’s crush of COVID-19 cases. And Gov. Bill Lee prepared to make a rare statewide address at 7 p.m.