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Spotlight for the week of April 12, 2021

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“Spotlight on Lifelong Learning” with Laura Loth, is a weekly look at some of the exciting public conversations upcoming around Memphis. Laura Loth is a professor at Rhodes College.


  Watch the press briefing by White House COVID-19 response team and public health officials on Monday, April 12 at 10:00AM.

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Who is getting vaccinations and who isn't? That's a topic of consternation as researchers examine vaccination rates among different communities. 

More than 250,000 people have received a COVID-19 vaccine in the City of Memphis (equalling about 400,000 doses), says Doug McGowen the city’s chief operating officer. But the the numbers still are not where they need to be at this point.

In addition to pop up pods in various communities, walk up vaccinations, starting after 5 p.m. daily at the Pipkin building, are a new addition to expediting shots in arms.

 

Watch: Shelby County Joint Task Force

Apr 8, 2021

Watch the Shelby County Joint Task Force briefing on COVID-19, from April 8 starting at 12:00PM.

Click here to watch.

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One anti-abortion proposal appears to be on the way toward becoming law this year in Tennessee.

It’s based on an Indiana law that’s already been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, requiring aborted fetuses to be buried or cremated.

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If you heard that a high school athlete who plays both football and lacrosse was getting an award, you’d probably think it was because of his performance in the game.

You might not assume it was because he coordinated a food drive that brought over 14,000 pounds of goods to impoverished families in Orange Mound. But that’s how Miller Manguno, a junior at Briarcrest Christian School, became one of this year’s nominees for the Memphis Area I AM SPORT Award.

The Importance of Immunizations and Vaccines

Apr 7, 2021
Church Health

Immunizations and vaccines are a critical part of good healthcare.  Vaccines have been proven to make an impact in preventing disease. 


Jennifer Chandler

You don’t have to head to the Big Easy to enjoy these Louisianan crustaceans. 


Watch: Shelby County Joint Task Force

Apr 6, 2021

Watch the Shelby County Joint Task Force briefing on COVID-19, from April 6 starting at 12:00PM.

Click here to watch.

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