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Why state laws have local leaders fearing the next pandemic | Best States

As local mask mandates quickly fall by the wayside, public health officials worry that restrictions placed on them during the pandemic by state officials could hamper future efforts to contain the next virus to hit the America. A case in point is Tennessee, where the state passed a law last year that bans mask mandates in public buildings and schools ...

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The wheels are in motion to repave Foothills Parkway

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park received its first funding under the Great American Outdoors Act championed by the former US senator. Alexander Lamarand they will be used to repave Foothills Parkway West in Blount County. The park received $31 million to rehabilitate the 17-mile road between Lake Chilhowee and Walland. Some full lane closures will take place beginning March ...

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UTC professors at the head of INDEED

The project is now underway after receiving a $1.5 million grant from the Department of Health CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Two UTC faculty members are using a one-point-five-million-dollar grant from the Tennessee Department of Health to work with faith communities across the state to create INDEED – an intra -State to ensure equity and eliminate disparities. The project will address health ...

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Educating through COVID: From New York’s declining enrollment to Tennessee’s bid to boost school spending by a billion dollars, 9 ways states are coping with the crisis

register here for The 74’s daily newsletter. Donate here to support The 74’s independent journalism. A recently released report by Unicef, UNESCO and the World Bank paints a grim picture of education progress across the globe, with student achievement hampered by school closures amid the COVID pandemic -19. According to the report, disruptions associated with virtual learning have affected more ...

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Opinion: Will Governor Bill Lee tout Tennessee’s ‘freedom’ to spread COVID more freely?

On Monday evening, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee will deliver his fourth State of the State Address to the General Assembly and Tennessee. “I look forward to sharing my vision for Tennessee, including my budget and legislative priorities for the year,” Governor Lee said in a press release announcing the event. “Tennessee is showing the rest of the country that America ...

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Many West Tennessee counties see spike in COVID-19

JACKSON, Tenn. – As omicron continues to increase COVID-19 cases nationwide, West Tennessee is also seeing an increase. The weeks before the start of the year until the following two weeks saw a drastic increase in cases. For Carroll County, over the past two weeks, the Tennessee Department of Health reported an increase of more than 600 cases. “The numbers ...

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Tennessee Schools Just Learned ‘Immediately Necessary’ COVID Isolation Guidelines Signed Dec. 22 | WJHL

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) released new rules on COVID-19 quarantine and isolation on Dec. 22, six weeks after a new one took effect. COVID law that has confused school systems and others — but many school systems just learned of the new rule this week. New guidelines were put in place as students ...

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Strengthening Manufacturing in Tennessee

Washington DC – Tennessee manufacturers rely on semiconductors to support local and global supply chains. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation recently advanced my legislation with Senator Peters to encourage local economic development, identify resource gaps, and address the challenges Tennessee businesses face as they recover. . Strengthening manufacturing in Tennessee The supply chain crisis resulting from our ...

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Tennessee Partners With Walmart For COVID Treatment | Hartsville

The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) announced on December 30 that the state had received shipments of Merck and Pfizer oral antiviral treatments for COVID-19. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency use authorization for molnupirvar by Merck and an emergency use authorization for Paxlovidby Pfizer as oral antiviral treatments for COVID-19. Early studies indicate that these ...

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Roy Exum: Omicron is getting worse

Larry Hogan, the governor of Maryland, declared a 30-day “state of emergency” on Tuesday after seeing predictions that the COVID flu could see more than 5,000 people hospitalized in the coming weeks in his state. The same could soon happen in a state near you – 34.4% of corona tests in Tennessee now come back positive. This means that one ...

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Flu hospitalizations on the rise in average Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has classified Tennessee as “high” for influenza activity, with data collected from the week ending Christmas Day. The statistics come as the region is also experiencing an increase in hospitalizations for influenza. “Obviously the flu is waking up across the country and right here in Tennessee. In addition, we ...

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Donald Trump has received a COVID-19 vaccine booster. Most Tennesséens do not have

While vaccine booster shots are said to offer the strongest defense against the latest wave of coronavirus and the unprecedented rise in the omicron variant, the shots receive a lukewarm response in Tennessee, even among residents who have adopted the vaccination earlier in the pandemic. So far, only about 1.1 million Tennessee residents have received a booster, which represents about ...

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FC COVID death toll rises to 110 | Coronavirus news

Franklin County has now recorded 110 total deaths from COVID-19 with eight deaths in the region reported by the Tennessee Department of Health so far in December. The eight COVID deaths for December are the highest for a month in Franklin County since February. The county now has 8,344 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in total, including 8,121 cases listed ...

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Another GOP lawmaker suggests Tennessee medical board may be dissolved

For the second time in two weeks, a Republican lawmaker has hinted that Tennessee’s main medical licensing board could be dismantled amid an ongoing dispute over the council’s efforts to discipline doctors who disseminate misinformation on coronavirus vaccines. The Board of Forensic Pathologists unanimously passed a policy in September establishing that doctors who spread vaccine lies could have their medical ...

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Six dead, at least five injured as storms hit the Mid-South – FOX13 News Memphis

MONETTE (Arche). – EDIT: FOX13 initially reported that two people were killed at Monette Manor nursing home and two people were killed in Obion County. The authorities then updated these figures. Storms swept through the Mid-South on Friday night, leaving a trail of destruction. Five people have been confirmed dead and at least five have been injured. The Craighead County ...

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Reflecting Local Trends, Johnson City Schools See COVID Cases Rise | News

A graph showing the total number of COVID-19 cases among students and teachers at Johnson City schools from November 1 to December 10. The total number of Johnson City students and faculty with COVID-19 has more than tripled since late November. On November 29, Johnson City Schools reported that 23 students and four faculty members tested positive for COVID-19, which ...

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Senator wants Nashville DA to investigate Tennessee non-tender contracts

A Tennessee State Senator asks Davidson County Attorney Glenn Funk to investigate the state’s non-competitive contracting process – a process that has drawn criticism for the provision of faulty services and for lack of transparency. Senator Heidi Campbell, D-Nashville, sent a letter to Funk’s office on Tuesday requesting an “audit and financial review” of all emergency purchases made by Gov. ...

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Tennessee Still Awaiting First Case of ‘Omicron’ Variant | New

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Many healthcare professionals predict a further rise in COVID-19 cases. “People seem to behave as if the pandemic is over,” said Dr James Hildreth, president of Meharry Medical College. “It’s not over yet, and omicron reminds us that the virus is not going to take a break so that we can pull ourselves together.” As for ...

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Tennessee reception agency sues Biden administration over right to refuse to place children with LGBTQ parents

Holston United Methodist Home for Children – Photo: Facebook. A Tennessee reception agency is suing the Biden administration, saying the Biden administration’s recent actions will threaten her religious freedom if she is forced to place children with prospective LGBTQ adoptive or foster parents. Last month, the US Department of Health and Human Services announced it was revoking waivers granted by ...

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TDH Reports 262 New COVID Cases, 2 New Deaths in Northeast Tennessee Tuesday | WJHL

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WJHL) – The Tennessee Department of Health reported 262 new COVID-19 cases, two new deaths and 190 new inactive / recovered cases in northeast Tennessee on Tuesday. Vaccination To date, 239,049 people, or about 47.3% of the total population, in northeast Tennessee are fully vaccinated. There were 2,287 new vaccinations in the past week, down 31% from the ...

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TDH reports 162 new COVID cases and 6 new deaths in northeast Tennessee on Tuesday | WJHL

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WJHL) – The Tennessee Department of Health reported 162 new COVID-19 cases, six new deaths and 146 new inactive / recovered cases in northeast Tennessee on Tuesday. Note: The Tennessee Department of Health did not release updated COVID-19 data on Tuesday due to “technical issues.” Vaccination To date, 234,775 people, or about 46.4% of the total population, in ...

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COVID-19 vaccine medical exemptions for sale

Bellevue, WA – From the Washington State Patrol to ferry workers and even the WSU football coach, the battle for COVID-19 vaccine waivers continues. But what if I tell you that for less than $ 200 you might be able to buy what appears to be a doctor-signed COVID vaccine exemption note? Well, it’s true. “Completely irresponsible. Completely unethical, ”Bellevue ...

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51% entirely in Anderson, 41% in Roane, 48% in Morgan

Anderson County has administered more than 84,470 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as of October 26, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Health. This represents a 1.75% increase from the tally of 83,020 COVID-19 doses administered the previous week. In Anderson County, 51% of people living in Anderson County are fully vaccinated as of October 26. The Centers ...

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The Ministry of Health publishes the statistics of the coronavirus of October 27 | Covid19

The Tennessee Department of Health has released its latest statistics relating to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As of 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Tennessee reported 1,277,517 total cases (+1,260), including 14,300 active and 16,294 total deaths (+51) with 10,284,699 total tests (+12,224) completed. Statewide, 1,078 cases (-34) were currently hospitalized as of Wednesday, October 27. McMinn County has reported 10,512 total ...

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Tennessee bills would ban discipline of doctors who spread misinformation about COVID

Republican lawmakers in Tennessee have proposed legislation that would prevent state licensing officials from punishing doctors who spread misinformation about the vaccine or the COVID-19 pandemic. Reps Debra Moody and Chris Todd presented HB 9028 and HB 9020 ahead of Wednesday’s special session of the General Assembly on coronavirus legislation. Under the legislation, the Board of Forensic Pathologists and the ...

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Metro will soon start using newly licensed boosters

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WTVF) – The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots, to include Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines for some people. The CDC also allows people to mix and match their booster shots. The Metro Nashville Department of Public Health said it would follow the CDC’s direction and begin ...

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The Ministry of Health releases October 15 statistics on coronaviruses | Covid19

The Tennessee Department of Health has released its latest statistics relating to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As of 3 p.m. on Friday, Tennessee reported 1,263,068 total cases (+2088), including 24,573 active and 15,829 total deaths (+60) with 10,140,415 total tests (+15,472) performed. Statewide, there were 2,026 cases (+576) currently hospitalized as of Sunday, October 17. McMinn County has reported a ...

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Griffey calls pro-vaccine lawmakers ‘medical Nazis’

12 October 2021 Conservative Representative Bruce Griffey lashes out at lawmakers who favor vaccination mandates, calling them “medical Nazis” and seeking to use ivermectin to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.Claiming he was not opposed to vaccines for Tennessee seniors with health problems, the Parisian Republican nonetheless said in a letter to colleagues on Tuesday that he “vehemently” opposed government mandates. and ...

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Metro seeks to shut down Music City Party Tub operations

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – She calls herself “the only mobile pool party” but is now the subject of a new court order. Nashville County and Davidson County Metropolitan Government injunction says Music City Party Tub operates without registration with Tennessee Secretary of State, without business license in Davidson County, and without public pool license – in violation of requirements of ...

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FC COVID Toll Rises To 99 | Coronavirus news

Franklin County has now recorded a total of 99 deaths from COVID-19, with one new death in the region reported by the Tennessee Department of Health on Monday. It was the second COVID death reported in Franklin County in October. The county now has 7,679 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in total, including 7,357 listed as cured or inactive on ...

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Tennessee Department of Health Launches Second Annual Pink and Pearl Campaign in October and November

Nashville, Tennessee – While most recognize the color pink in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October and November mark the second annual Tennessee Pink and Pearl campaign promoting breast and lung cancer awareness. The addition of the pearl color represents the Lung Cancer Awareness Ribbon, which is observed in November. While breast cancer is the most common cancer in ...

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Tennessee Nat’l Guard helps Methodist Medical Center

The Methodist Medical Center, a member hospital of Covenant Health, welcomed four doctors and four administrative staff from the Tennessee National Guard’s COVID task force on Wednesday. The state of Tennessee offers National Guard assistance to hospitals experiencing increased overall volumes and staffing issues, largely due to the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The Methodist Medical Center called for help ...

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Department of Health provides update on Pfizer recall

JACKSON, Tennessee – The Tennessee Department of Health has provided an update on the CDC’s approval of the Pfizer booster. Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey would like to remind you who is eligible. She says people who should receive a booster are 65 and over in a long-term care facility, or between 50 and 64 and have a health problem. People ...

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Doctors fight back against governor’s COVID policies – Tennessee Lookout

Doctors across the state, including a member of Governor Bill Lee’s COVID-19 advisory committee, challenge his COVID-19 policies and applaud three court rulings to overturn his executive order allowing parents to step down from school mask warrants . Dr. Erica Kaye, pediatrician, oncologist and palliative care physician at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, wrote a letter to Governor ...

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The Ministry of Health publishes the statistics of the coronavirus of September 24 | Covid19

The Tennessee Department of Health has released its latest statistics relating to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As of 3 p.m. on Friday, Tennessee reported 1,209,568 total cases (+ 5,638), including 56,473 active and 14,825 total deaths (+ 85) with 9,789,164 total tests (+ 30,124) performed. Statewide, 2,764 cases (-102) were currently hospitalized as of Saturday, September 25. McMinn County has ...

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Tennessee Department of Health Offers Booster Dose of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

Nashville, Tennessee – The Tennessee Department of Health has started offering booster doses of the COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine to certain populations. A single booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine can be given to people who meet the following criteria: People 65 years of age and older and residents of long-term care facilities should be reminded of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 coronavirus ...

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Tennessee lawmaker says Virginia needs to do more to fix smelly emissions from Bristol landfill

Not happy with how Virginia authorities are handling complaints, Tennessee state senator wants his state agencies to investigate Bristol, Va. Landfill linked to air pollution and odor nauseating that plagues residents on both sides of the border. “In addition to the landfill causing odor nuisance issues, I believe it presents a health and safety concern for the people of Tennessee,” ...

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Nearly 4% of the state’s COVID-19 vaccine is wasted | Health

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 vaccines sent to the state have been wasted since the vaccine was deployed, according to information obtained from the Tennessee Department of Health. The Health Department said 188,395 doses of the vaccine had been thrown away as of September 13, mainly because the dose had expired. That’s almost 4% of the ...

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Home Education Panels Won’t Hear Hakeem’s Black History Bill – Tennessee Lookout

A joint meeting of House education committees is unlikely to consider Representative Yusuf Hakeem’s Black History Education Bill this week, even though he was told it would be returned. “Perfect” in the summer study. The Chattanooga Democrat sought to increase the grade 5 to 8 black history curriculum earlier this year, but the House Education Instruction Committee voted to send ...

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59 COVID-19 Deaths Reported in Northeast Tennessee in Past Seven Days | Health care

Fifty-nine deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in eight counties in northeastern Tennessee during the seven-day period ending Sunday, according to figures released online Monday by the Tennessee Department of Health. While new cases of the virus increased in all eight counties, active cases declined in every county. Active cases in the region totaled 5,556 on Sunday (up from 6,818 ...

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DeKalb’s COVID count update – WJLE Radio

September 20, 2021By: Dwayne Page The number of COVID cases in DeKalb County stood at 226 as of Friday, September 17. According to the Tennessee Department Health, DeKalb County had 226 active cases of COVID 19 on Friday, September 17, up from 370 ten days before Tuesday, September 7. Nineteen new cases were recorded in DeKalb County on Friday. As ...

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East Tennessee Children’s Hospital says it is busy with RSV and COVID-19

From the emergency room to community care offices and testing sites, the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital said it was receiving a high volume of patients. KNOXVILLE, Tennessee – For the most part, the Children’s Hospital in East Tennessee is “relatively full,” according to Dr. Joe Childs, the hospital’s chief medical officer. This high volume of patients extends far beyond the ...

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Tennessee Agencies Offer Public Health Spending Proposals For Upcoming Federal Relief | Tennessee

(The Center Square) – Agencies in Tennessee this week showcased public health investment projects that would be eligible for US Federal Rescue Assistance (ARPA) funding. The state’s Financial Stimulus Accountability Group met with public health officials for two days to hear their proposals on how to spend the second half of ARPA’s upcoming $ 3.7 billion in Tennessee. The second ...

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CF COVID death toll rises to 95 | Coronavirus news

Franklin County has now recorded a total of 95 deaths from COVID-19 with one new death in the region reported by the Tennessee Department of Health on Wednesday. It was the second COVID death reported in Franklin County in September. The county now has 7,248 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in total, including 6,628 as cured or inactive on Wednesday, ...

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As states cancel major events due to delta variant, their economies take a hit

A festival in New Orleans. Concerts in Nashville, Tennessee. A comic book convention in Atlanta. As the delta variant increases across the country, states with low COVID vaccination rates are reeling from a loss of tourism dollars due to cancellations and postponements of major events. Big Sam’s Funky Nation performs live in front of a limited crowd amid COVID-19 security ...

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FSSD approves requirement for temporary mask

Image Bank Franklin Special School District approved a temporary mask warrant effective August 23. The full statement from the FSSD is below: The Franklin Special School District Board of Education met in a special session on August 20 to analyze district data on COVID-related isolations and school exposure exclusions. Based on school data showing an increase in COVID-related exposures and ...

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TN Hospital Association President Stresses Need for Increased Vaccinations and Mask Wearing | New

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – With the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus fueling a wave of new hospitalizations, the president and CEO of the Tennessee Hospital Association urges Tennessees to mask themselves and get vaccinated. “COVID-related hospitalizations statewide increased by more than 800% in the 45-day period July 1 to August 15, from less than 300 patients to more than ...

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New emails raise more questions about the veracity of the Health Commissioner’s testimony

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – New emails obtained by NewsChannel 5 survey raise even more questions about the veracity of Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey during testimony before a legislative committee about a controversial state contract. Piercey, along with Deputy Commissioner John Webb, appeared before the Legislative Assembly Tax Review Committee in December over a $ 26.5 million non-tender contract the ...

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Tennessee Won’t Promote COVID Vaccines But Pay To Vax Cows

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – Tennessee has sent nearly half a million dollars to farmers who have vaccinated their livestock against respiratory and other illnesses in the past two years. But Republican Gov. Bill Lee, who grew up on his family’s ranch and describes himself as a cattle rancher on his Twitter profile, has been much less enthusiastic about encouraging herd ...

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New Georgia Law Bans Patient Brokerage For Addiction Providers | McGuireWoods LLP

July 1, 2021, Georgia’s new anti-kickback law Related to drug addiction, patient brokering began to prohibit payment, or the offer of compensation, to induce referral of a patient to or from an addiction provider. The Georgian legislature passed the law after lawmakers identified a model of drug treatment centers seeking patient referrals from providers in exchange for a fee. Under ...

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Tennessee Youth Vaccination Stopping Will Cause Damage

Dr Terri Lewis Dr Terri Lewis resides in Silver Point, Tennessee, and is the Executive Director of the Global Immunization Action Network team. In recent days, the contingent of state legislative anti-vaccines successfully intimidate the Tennessee Department of Health into cancellation of childhood immunization programs – not just for COVID-19, but for all diseases. It appears the department, responsible for ...

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How many people are vaccinated?

Anderson County has administered more than 66,678 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, as of July 13, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Health. This is a very slight increase – of 0.99% – from the previous week’s tally of 66,026 COVID-19 doses administered. In Anderson County, 43% of people living in Anderson County are fully vaccinated as of ...

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Tennessee rejected allegations of child abuse and did not interview children at the Chattanooga shelter a month before workers were arrested

The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services declined to investigate a child abuse complaint against a worker at the Chattanooga shelter housing unaccompanied minors in May, weeks before the state acknowledged the alleged abuse in the facility and a month before Chattanooga police charged this employee with sexual violence. The state, which has “the right, and above all the legal responsibility, ...

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Tennessee puts children’s health at risk | Editorials

We should all be surprised by the shenanigans going on within the Tennessee Department of Health. Sad to say, but we are not. But we are furious, as any sane Tennessian should be. TDH confirmed on Wednesday what was reported earlier in the week that it had stopped its adolescent vaccination programs unrelated to COVID-19. In a statement to CNN, ...

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GOP harms kids for owning Libs in Tennessee

NOTIhilist Republicans in Tennessee, determined to advance the most restrictive anti-abortion laws, including a bill that forces the burial or cremation of surgically aborted fetuses, have halted the state’s immunization campaign among minors. As the Delta variant spreads across America, with all 50 states reporting an increase in COVID-19 cases, the Tennessee Department of Health has succumbed to immense pressure ...

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Tennessee Governor Rejects Youth Vaccination Requests

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (WMC) – The Tennessee governor’s office responds to the controversy that has swirled the Tennessee Department of Health. On Monday, Tennessee’s top immunization official, Dr Michelle Fiscus, said she was fired for sharing factual information with doctors about underage immunizations. “I was given the choice to quit or be fired, and I chose to be fired because I ...

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Shelby County to Continue Childhood Vaccination Despite Tennessee Shutdown

County health officials will continue efforts to immunize children in Memphis and Shelby counties, despite a directive from the Tennessee State Department of Health to end these efforts for all vaccines under pressure from republican state legislators. The Shelby County Health Department is one of the few autonomous metropolitan health departments in Tennessee. The Shelby County Department shared information on ...

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Patients are “younger and sicker”

The COVID-19 crisis in and around Springfield, Missouri, where hospitals are now inundated with coronavirus cases, is likely a glimpse of what lies ahead for the rest of the state as the delta variant continues to emerge. spread. That’s the belief of Steve Edwards, CEO of CoxHealth, a key healthcare system in southwest Missouri. Cox is currently treating 127 patients, ...

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Covid-19 cases rise in state with one of lowest vaccination rates

The top vaccines official in the state of Tennessee said on Monday that she had been fired after an argument over immunizing children against the coronavirus. Now Dr Michelle Fiscus, a pediatrician who served as the state’s medical director for vaccine and vaccine-preventable diseases for two years, has said she is afraid for the people of her state – who ...

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Tennessee vaccine official fired for vaccinating children against Covid

Now Dr Michelle Fiscus, a pediatrician who served as the state’s medical director for vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccines for two years, has said she is afraid for the people of her state – who are already at lagging behind in vaccination against the virus. “It’s just amazing to me how absolutely political and egotistical our elected officials here are and ...

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COVID-19 deaths may tend to decline, but opioid-related deaths are not

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – As we near the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, another health crisis is coming to the fore in the Mid-South, opioid-related deaths. “We are still feeling the impact of this increased workload,” said Dr Ben Figura. Figura is the director of Western Tennessee Regional Forensic Center, where he and his team perform autopsies and certify mode ...

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Oak Ridge Schools Enrollment; orientations

All new students to Oak Ridge Schools must register at their respective schools until Wednesday, July 14, 9 a.m. to noon each day of the week. Parents who pre-registered kindergarten children in May must also complete the registration process on those dates, according to information from the city’s school system. Registration of new students in Grades 9 to 12 will ...

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Tennessee National Guard helps 1 million Tennessee get vaccinated

“Older: TRWA Announces Chris Richardson Promoted to Deputy Director Newer: Marsha Blackburn Report: Celebrating Independence Day” July 4, 2021 | Nashville, Tennessee – As of July 1, 2021, the Tennessee National Guard has helped administer more than one million COVID-19 coronavirus vaccinations throughout Tennessee since the start of Operation Warp Speed. Tennessee Soldiers and Airmen worked alongside the Tennessee Department ...

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Tennessee Governor Says State Will Work Through Parents, Not Children, To Promote Vaccines

NASHVILLE – Faced with threats from certain Republican colleagues in the legislature to abolish or “reconstitute” the Tennessee Department of Health after carrying out awareness-raising actions with minors encouraging them to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the Gov. Bill Lee said Wednesday that his administration would work with parents before. “The state will continue to encourage people to seek access, adults ...

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