Senator Alexander Says White House Is Using FDA Guidelines For COVID-19 Vaccine

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander on Tuesday released the following statement regarding federal guidance for COVID-19 vaccines:

“The White House is correct to endorse and not change the standards established by career scientists at the Food and Drug Administration concerning the safety of vaccines. This should reassure the American people that while the vaccines are being manufactured more rapidly than ever before, the Administration is leaving decisions about safety and efficacy to career scientists at FDA.”


CHI Memorial Mammography Health Coach To Visit Harrison Nov. 4

Health Department, Maclellan And Benwood Foundations To Offer Free Flu Vaccine Clinic Saturday At Stoney Point Baptist Church, Soddy Daisy

Siskin Hospital Board Member Honored By THA


CHI Memorial’s mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings in Hamilton County on Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates, 6800 Harrison Park ... (click for more)

The Hamilton County Health Department, in partnership with the Maclellan and Benwood Foundations, will offer a free flu vaccine clinic this Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Stoney Point Baptist ... (click for more)

Siskin Hospital announces that Trudy A. Harper, board chair from 2016-2020, has been named the 2020 Trustee of Distinction by the Tennessee Hospital Association. The honor recognizes Ms. Harper’s ... (click for more)



Living Well

CHI Memorial Mammography Health Coach To Visit Harrison Nov. 4

CHI Memorial’s mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings in Hamilton County on Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates, 6800 Harrison Park Dr. in Harrison. All patients will be screened before the appointment for COVID-19 symptoms. Bring a mask to wear during the appointment. Masks will be provided to anyone who doesn’t ... (click for more)

Health Department, Maclellan And Benwood Foundations To Offer Free Flu Vaccine Clinic Saturday At Stoney Point Baptist Church, Soddy Daisy

The Hamilton County Health Department, in partnership with the Maclellan and Benwood Foundations, will offer a free flu vaccine clinic this Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Stoney Point Baptist Church, 9129 Dayton Blvd. in Soddy Daisy, as long as supplies are available. This is part of a series of flu vaccine drive-thru clinics hosted at African American churches this fall to ... (click for more)

Breaking News

13-Year-Old Boy Injured Monday Afternoon In Drive-By Shooting On Central Avenue

A 13-year-old boy was shot Monday around 4:48 p.m. on Central Avenue. Police located the victim at the 5200 block on Slayton Avenue and determined he had run from the actual crime scene in the 5300 block of Central Avenue. The victim was taken to a local hospital by Hamilton County EMS for treatment of a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Officers secured the ... (click for more)

Tennessee, Georgia Senators Vote To Confirm Amy Barrett To Supreme Court; She Is Approved 52-48

Tennessee and Georgia senators were among those voting to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. Judge Barrett was confirmed by a vote of 52 to 48. She previously served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Judge Barrett is a mother of seven and is now the youngest member currently serving on the Supreme Court. Senator Lamar ... (click for more)

Opinion

We Must Love

I feel it too. It is easy to hate. Maybe we could try harder to love. Hate seeps into our bones, rules our integrity, and convinces us to forsake those we love. Hate is toxic. It spreads to our neighbors; people we once trusted. It spreads to our coworkers and friends; people who once trusted us. We lose sight of what truly matters. That is what we have in common now. Is ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Trump & The J-Word

There have been a bunch of times in my half-century as a writer when people – especially other writers – have called me out for being different. That in itself isn’t a bad thing (I rather like it), but Alf Van Hoose, the legendary sports editor, told me once in a crowd, “You are a rarity … you’ll put the word ‘Jesus’ in a paragraph, and I appreciate that.” But it’s true - the scariest ... (click for more)