It was just a fireside chat between “Jim” and “Tony.” Dr. James Hildreth of Meharry Medical College and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, referred to each other by their nicknames during Meharry’s virtual summit on health equity Wednesday night.
Not one, but two health care leaders in Nashville have been named to the Biden administration’s equity task force to oversee the COVID response. One is the leader of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, based in Nashville.
COVID-19 is so widespread in Nashville that Mayor John Cooper says government alone can’t fix the problem. Rather, he and other local officials are urging — even pleading with — residents to use the one tool that’s been proven to work: wearing a mask.
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 […]
Meharry Medical College is asking Congress for billions of dollars to help combat disparities that have emerged in the testing and treatment of COVID-19.