“I think the idea is, let’s try to get the maximum number of people vaccinated. We know 10 days after you get your first shot you are protected, 14 days you are very well protected up to 90 (percent),” said infectious disease consultant Dr. Manoj Jain.
Saturday marks one week since Shelby County health leaders enacted Health directive 16. The move added additional restrictions to help slow down the sky-rocketing number of COVID-19 cases in the county.
It’s been more than 72 hours since a man was killed in a hit and run in North Memphis. WMC Action News 5′s Kelli Cook spoke to the victim’s family who says they are angry that the suspect hasn’t been caught.
As the number of COVID-19 cases revs up across the country, so is the effort to fight the virus. Over the next two weeks, drugmakers Pfizer and Moderna could have their emergency application for a vaccine approved.