Local COVID-19 effort takes critical look at optimistic virus modeling

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 07, 2020 2:59 PM CT | Published: April 07, 2020 1:45 PM CT

The city's chief operating officer says the model assumes 100% compliance, and that is "not realistic." Meanwhile, racial demographics are missing from local data on the virus as some are concerned areas historically underserved by health care may need more attention in the city's response to the virus.

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COVID-19 Alisa Haushalter Doug McGowen Shelby County Health Department

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Bill Dries covers city and county government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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