Shelby County now has the lowest COVID-19 case rate per capita in the state according to the New York Times. As the only county in Tennessee with an indoor mask mandate, health officials here said it’s obvious mask mandates are working.
On Tuesday,115 Mid-Southerners were being treated for COVID 19 at Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare. It’s the largest number of COVID patients in nearly a week. While case numbers in Shelby County slowly decline, doctors said it’s not time to let our guard down.
The House and Senate Public Health committees on Wednesday endorsed identical versions of the bill, which would also require the state to pay unemployment benefits to workers who are fired for not getting vaccinated.
In a letter to the president, Tennessee Congressman Steve Cohen suggests there needs to be more incentive to get vaccinated and prioritizing unvaccinated people for monoclonal antibody treatment is just the opposite.