Posts Tagged ‘Masks’
High School Student Implores Maury County School Board to Require Masks
On March 2, 10th grade student Avalon McCartney delivered a petition signed by 800 supporters to school board members. Read her full remarks below: See coverage by Fox17 Nashville My name is Avalon McCartney and I’m a sophomore at Spring Hill High School here in Maury County. My mom is a nurse, and since the…Read More
The County-by-County Approach Has Not Worked in Tennessee
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…Read More
Statewide Mask Mandate is Investment in our Future
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…Read More
No child is an island – uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 stresses kids and families. We need a statewide mask mandate.
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…Read More
Veteran teacher implores Governor Lee to issue a statewide mask mandate
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.Read More
Tennessee Ill-prepared for Coming Flu Season Complicated by COVID-19
As primary care providers on the front lines, we are still not equipped to do what is required to address this public health crisis.Read More
“Mask Breaks” Are a Danger to Everyone!
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…Read More
Why are we rushing to reopen schools without getting COVID-19 under control?
My name is Kristen Morjal and I am speaking as a concerned teacher, parent and wife. I speak also as an individual who is in the at-risk group for severe complications should I contract COVID-19. My husband, son, and I have self- isolated since March. We have all three, including our four year old son,…Read More
Reopening in-person classes with a 10.2% positivity rate – this is crazy!
My name is Kathryn Vaughn and I teach art to about 800 elementary school students in Tipton County, which is the next county north of Memphis and Shelby County. My husband, a combat veteran, and I moved to TN in 2001 and I have taught in the school system since 2006. I knew from the…Read More
Governor Lee and Mayor Ogles must listen to health experts – masks save lives
Several months ago, I was alerted by my 92-year-old mother that Dr. Aaron Milstone, my late husband’s pulmonologist, was speaking out publicly about the rapidly growing spread of the coronavirus in Tennessee, and the disastrous consequences for our state if Gov. Bill Lee did not immediately issue a stay at home order to mitigate the…Read More