Lee preaches hope with vaccine, urges caution amid COVID surge

By , Daily Memphian Updated: December 17, 2020 11:46 PM CT | Published: December 17, 2020 3:53 PM CT
<strong>Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee speaks to the media about the new COVID-19 vaccine Thursday, Dec. 17, at Regional One Medical Center.</strong> <strong>&ldquo;We need Tennesseans to engage and make wise choices about the holidays coming up,&rdquo; Lee said.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee speaks to the media about the new COVID-19 vaccine Thursday, Dec. 17, at Regional One Medical Center. “We need Tennesseans to engage and make wise choices about the holidays coming up,” Lee said. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

As the first COVID-19 vaccinations began in Memphis hospitals Thursday, Gov. Bill Lee offered a message of hope that the pandemic’s end is close but also acknowledged the challenges of Tennessee being in the midst of its worst surge yet.

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Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf covers Bartlett and North Memphis neighborhoods for The Daily Memphian. He also analyzes COVID-19 data each week. Omer is a former Jackson Sun reporter and University of Memphis graduate.


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