SCHD reports encouraging 7-day average COVID-19 case counts, but stresses that the pandemic is not over – LOCAL abc24

“Overall, that low case count is the fact that we have vaccinated a lot of people from the alpha variant,” said infectious disease expert Dr. Manoj Jain. MEMPHIS, Tenn — Local 24 is keeping you informed with the latest information surrounding COVID-19 and new developments getting attention this week is very encouraging. However, it’s also […]

Privatized contact tracing will help America safely reopen amid coronavirus pandemic | Opinion – Tennessean.

After implementing social distancing through a lockdown, but before deploying a vaccine, the single best tool we have to contain the COVID-19 pandemic is contact tracing.  Countries that have been successful outliers in halting the virus’s spread, like South Korea, have deployed contact tracing early and extensively. If we want to wisely reopen our state (and our […]

When an epidemic becomes a pandemic – Shelby Sun

A few months ago, a hospital surveyor asked me. “As an infection control practitioner, what would keep you awake at night?” “Outbreaks of staph infections and hospital acquired infections are a concern,” I said. “But, we can manage them. I worry about a global flu pandemic.” Each year, during the winter season we have a […]