In split vote, Shelby County decides to distribute COVID test kits

By , Daily Memphian Updated: January 20, 2022 6:27 AM CT | Published: January 19, 2022 1:51 PM CT

Three county commissioners voted against the $1.44 million purchase of 180,000 tests in 90 kits with two tests a piece. One cited comments by Dr. Ben Carson on Fox News earlier this week complaining that more tests would mean a rise in COVID cases.


Shelby County Commission COVID testing Dr. Michelle Taylor Mick Wright Edmund Ford Jr. Tami Sawyer Brandon Morrison

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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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