COVID-19: 12/1/2020 Update (State, Local, KCS and Today’s Health Department Briefing)

Welcome to December. It is usually a bustling, happy time of year for most of us. This year is going to be different. Even the elf in our house was found this morning dangling from a bottle of wine. Hard times call for hard measures. Still, there is joy, and we need to seek it […]

Tennessee and Knox County Monthly COVID-19 Statistics Through November 2020

Today we’ll take our monthly look at the pandemic from a wider angle than the normal daily reports normally featured here. Backing up a bit from the daily numbers offers a different perspective. Scrutinizing the deluge of daily numbers for trends and meaning, this far into the pandemic can sometimes obscure what is more obvious […]

COVID-19: 11/30/2020 Update (International, National, State and Local)

I hope you had a good long weekend, with a chance to be thankful and to express your gratitude to those you love. If you gathered with a large family group, as is many people’s Thanksgiving tradition, the Dr. Birx recommends that you get tested later this week, while Dr. Fauci suggested you quarantine and […]

Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (11/29 – 12/8/2020)

As events are opening up, we’re listing a combination of virtual and live events. The rules are the same – if you want your event included, please make a Facebook event, invite me (Alan Sims – you’ll have to friend me) and it will be included. I need enough lead time that the list can […]

COVID-19: 11/27/2020 (Including State and Local)

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. There is still so much to be thankful for, even during a challenging year. Health, always high on the list, is at a premium this year. We gathered outside, used disposable plates, remained distanced, wore masks when not eating and kept the gathering to seven family members. It […]