Stories

Governor Lee – Please be the Leader We Elected You To Be

January 8, 2021

Governor Lee, a statewide mask mandate is critical to protect Tennesseans from suffering serious complications or death from Covid-19. It’s your responsibility as the leader of our state to protect Tennesseans, and you are the only one with the power and ability to do just that. We are tired of seeing all the sickness, all of the sadness. We need your help.

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The County-by-County Approach Has Not Worked in Tennessee

December 18, 2020

What happens in one county affects the other because we are, in fact, all in this together I am Dr. Tracey Doering, a physician in Nashville, board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine.  I grew up in New Jersey, completed medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and then moved to Nashville…

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TN COVID Doctor Makes Plea to Tennesseans for Help Convincing Governor Lee to Take Responsibility

December 14, 2020

NASHVILLE — Tennessee COVID-19 Doctor, who has been treating patients on the frontlines since the beginning of the pandemic released this video statement today in response to Tennessee breaking a new record in the COVID-19 outbreak over the weekend.  Dr. Jason Martin said, “What we need from you is to ask Governor Lee to show leadership right…

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Statewide Mask Mandate is Investment in our Future

December 10, 2020

My name is Lee Spieker, I moved to Nashville 3 years ago from Colorado for the music, new geography and warmer weather.  So far I’m thrilled with the move. I’ve worn many hats in the fitness industry over the past 45 years including equipment designer/manufacturer/marketer, health club owner, fitness equipment store founder, fitness video producer…

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No child is an island – uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 stresses kids and families. We need a statewide mask mandate.

November 28, 2020

I am Dr. Allyson Cundiff. I live in Nashville, where I grew up, and have been caring for children here as a child psychiatrist for nearly 6 years since completing training.  I completed my residency and fellowship training at Vanderbilt and currently practice as an attending physician at Children’s Hospital and Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital. This…

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Physician and Former Cookeville Mayor Fears Hospital “may have some very tough days” as COVID spreads

November 23, 2020

My name is Dr. Charles Womack and I’m a retired physician in Cookeville, TN.  I grew up in the Mississippi Delta.  After coming to camp in Tennessee as a teenager, I fell in love with this state.  I attended college at Vanderbilt and medical school in New Orleans at Tulane.  During that time, I met…

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Veteran teacher implores Governor Lee to issue a statewide mask mandate

November 9, 2020

For the sake of my family, my students, and my community, and as someone who voted for you, I implore you to have some political courage. Use your power as the leader of our state to issue a statewide mask mandate.

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Critical care physician Dr. Benjamin Ferrell pleads with Gov. Lee for statewide mask mandate

October 23, 2020

As Nashville hospital bed capacity drops to critical level at 5% My name is Dr. Benjamin Ferrell.  I live in Nashville and am a specialist in pulmonary and critical care medicine.  I came to Nashville for my residency in internal medicine in 2008, stayed for specialty training in pulmonary and critical care, and then joined…

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Tennessee Ill-prepared for Coming Flu Season Complicated by COVID-19

September 8, 2020

As primary care providers on the front lines, we are still not equipped to do what is required to address this public health crisis.

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“Mask Breaks” Are a Danger to Everyone!

September 3, 2020

My name is Alaina Snider.  I’m an 11th grade student at Brighton High School in Tipton County.  I have lived in this small, rural community all of my life, and look forward to continuing my studies in forensic science after I graduate from high school.  At the moment, I am a distance learner, but I…

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