Though life has returned to normal in many ways, the pandemic hasn’t disappeared and the potential for a resurgence exists.
An Uncertain Future
Gov. Bill Lee’s rejection of federal HIV prevention dollars has left service providers, public health officials and legislators in the dark.
Finding Patterns of Misuse
Real-time data and case narratives from overdose deaths may hold the key to successful drug intervention in Knox County.
Approaching the Peak
New COVID-19 cases slowed last week, but hospitalizations and deaths continue to rise.
Rapid and Relentless
The fast-spreading COVID-19 Omicron variant threatens to overwhelm area hospitals and has yet to show signs of slowing down.
‘We Haven’t Hit the Peak Yet’
The current surge in COVID-19 cases has grown to the largest of the pandemic so far and shows no signs of slowing down.
Health Department Leadership in Transition
As Omicron adds a new dimension to the pandemic, the county says it might not assemble a new public health team until the fall of 2022.
Health Department Gets Interim Leaders
Katharine Killen and Kevin Parton will temporarily step up when Dr. Martha Buchanan steps down.
According to the Health Department’s top epidemiologist, compiling COVID-19 case counts is not as simple as it sounds.
After leading the local COVID-19 response, the director of the Knox County Health Department is stepping down.