What Gov. Tate Reeves alluded to in March is already happening much faster than some experts anticipated: fewer Mississippians are getting vaccinated against COVID-19 each week since March 27, a 66 percent decrease in daily average doses over that timeframe.
The Memphis-Shelby County COVID-19 Task Force is holding a briefing at noon where they’ll likely discuss making the remaining COVID-19 restrictions and mask mandate recommendations. A new health directive is expected next week.
Across the nation, nearly 800,000 people suffer strokes each year. When someone has a stroke, minutes matter, but hospital closures and other access issues mean millions of people find it difficult to get specialty stroke care quickly.
About 17,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine have been in storage in Shelby County since federal health agencies asked for a pause to investigate a rare clotting side effect. With the pause lifted, the question is now what happens to Shelby County’s J&J stock.