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Drew: Safety Tips for Making or Buying Face Masks

By Samuetta Hill Drew With the COVID-19 numbers continuing to spike across our nation and especially our state, Governor, Kay Ivey, has issued a mandatory...

Ellis: COVID-19 and the treatment of vulnerable populations

By Glenn Ellis The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated early on in this pandemic that “vulnerable populations” need to take extra precautions...

Jefferson County Authorizes $6.4M for Expanded Covid-19 Testing

jccal.org The Jefferson County Commission on Thursday voted to allocate up to $6.4 million in CARES Act funding, to increase COVID-19 testing in the county,...

Ellis: Sending Your Child Back to School- Or Not

By Glenn Ellis As many of you are reading this column, the burning question across the country is, “should I send my child back into...

Drew: Why Face Masks Have Proven to Protect Against COVID-19

By Samuetta Hill Drew Last week’s article dealt with the all-important question whether to mask. This week’s article will delve a little deeper on the...

Ellis: COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatment Research

By Glenn Ellis In the spirit of doing my best to keep you informed on important aspects of this COVID-19 pandemic, I wanted to continue...

Columnist Glenn Ellis Named Distinguished Scholar at Tuskegee U.

The Birmingham Times Glenn Ellis, a syndicated health columnist whose work appears weekly in The Birmingham Times, became one of 20 distinguished visiting scholars at...

Alabama sees over 1,600 new virus cases, 7 additional deaths

Associated Press More than 1,600 new confirmed coronavirus cases were reported in Alabama on Sunday, along with seven additional virus-related deaths. The state has recorded 16,520...

Councilor Wardine Alexander Hosts Mask Giveaway, COVID-19 Testing

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Jefferson County, Birmingham City Council President Pro Tempore Wardine Alexander...

Drew: To Mask or Not to Mask?

By Samuetta Hill Drew As the Coronavirus COVID – 19 continues to rapidly spread throughout parts of our country at increasingly higher rates this summer...

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