Coronavirus

Why Absentee Votes should be expanded

NASVHILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Fiona Welhan, wife of John Prine, recommended that the absentee ballots be expanded in Tennessee. John Prine died from COVID-19 recently and his wife has now contracted it. Fiona Welhan Prine advocated to have an expansion of absentee votes to eliminate risks of getting the outbreak …

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How to stay active during this quarantine

Chattanooga, TN In the month of March, the cases of coronavirus skyrocketed pushing the Governor of Tennessee, Bill Lee, to begin closing everywhere from restaurants, movie theaters to even gyms. With the year barely being four months in, many had committed to their resolution—fitness. How can you possibly stay motivated …

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Challenges for Media During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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By Laura Dolejs Chattanooga, Tenn. (mocsnews.com)— People around the world are currently at the receiving end of non-stop news updates about the coronavirus pandemic. From smartphones to televisions, newspapers and magazine covers this continuous feed of information has incited panic in some people and indifference in others. Spreading the word …

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British Prime Minister Moved to ICU

By DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to the intensive care unit of a London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened Monday, just a day after he was admitted for what were said to be routine tests. A view …

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Corona Virus Effects Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tenn. – As of Saturday, April 4, according to the Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee has had 3,321 cases of COVID-19 confirmed. That puts Tennessee 17th in the list of U.S. coronavirus cases by state. The total number of deaths has now reached 53, and the number of recovered patients reached 248. …

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Tennessee governor announces safer-at-home order

By KIMBERLEE KRUESI and ADRIAN SAINZ Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee issued a statewide “safer-at-home” order on Monday to help stem the state’s rapid spread of coronavirus, mandating the closure of all nonessential businesses while urging residents to remain at home whenever possible for the …

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Second Covid-19 case confirmed at UTC

From George Heddleston, Vice Chancellor Communication and Marketing On Sunday, March 29, 2020, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga officials were informed that a member of the UTC campus community tested positive for COVID-19. In accordance with guidance from public health officials at the county and state levels, this notice is …

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Virus coordinator Birx is Trump’s data-whisperer

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and AAMER MADHANI Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — For many in the public health and political worlds, Dr. Deborah Birx is the sober scientist advising an unpredictable president. She’s the data whisperer who will help steer President Donald Trump as he ponders how quickly to restart an …

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