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Katie Riordan

 

The City of Memphis abruptly took over major COVID-19 vaccination duties this week after the state found internal breakdowns in communication and procedures at the Shelby County Health Department resulted in the ruin of thousands of doses

Mayor Jim Strickland says the city has moved with breakneck speed to get a planned 40,000 shots in arms by week’s end, including thousands dedicated for the first time for teachers.  

Watch: MLGW Press Briefing

Feb 25, 2021

 

Watch the MLGW press briefing from February 25 (starting at 3:00PM).

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Watch: Shelby County Joint Task Force

Feb 25, 2021

  Watch the Shelby County Joint Task Force briefing on COVID-19, from February 25th (starting at 12:00PM).

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Katie Riordan

 


On Wednesday, Shelby County Health Department director Dr. Alisa Haushalter offered additional explanation for the recent loss of thousands of COVID-19 vaccines in their care, which led the state to—at least temporarily—strip the local agency of its vaccine distribution responsibilities. 

UPDATE: The boil water advisory was lifted Thursday afternoon as a safe level of water pressure has been restored citywide. Residents are advised to flush out their home water systems, including cycling through water and ice from refrigerators and freezers.  

Watch: TN Governor on COVID-19, February 24

Feb 24, 2021

Watch Governor Bill Lee's press briefing from February 24.

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Watch: MLGW Press Briefing

Feb 24, 2021

 Watch the MLGW press briefing from February 24 (starting at 3:00PM).

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Memphis Police Department files

Marc Perrusquia is no stranger to lawsuits over access to public records. Back when he was an investigative reporter for the Commercial Appeal, the paper’s lawyers filed a number of suits on his behalf to acquire government documents.

But the University of Memphis’ Institute for Public Service Reporting, where Perrusquia is director, is not a big-budget news organization. 

  Watch a press briefing by Press Secretary  Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Sameera Fazili, and Peter Harrell on Wednesday February 24, starting at 11:30AM.

Watch the press briefing by White House COVID-19 response team and public health officials on Wednesday, February 24 at 10:00AM.

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