From WMOT News

Meharry Medical College

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  A leading member of Nashville’s Coronavirus Task Force said this week that there is now hard evidence that COVID-19 can cause serious changes in a survivor’s mental capacity.

Meharry Medical College President Dr. James Hildreth has noted a peer reviewed study out Monday that involved more than 500 patients in the Chicago area.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee election officials have adjusted the rules for how some first-time voters seeking to vote by mail can provide identifying documents in response to a court ruling.


New instructions come after a federal judge last month blocked a law requiring first-time voters to vote at the polls, or show ID at the local election office to vote absentee.


White House

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  An outspoken member of Nashville’s Coronavirus Task Force is calling President Donald Trump’s most recent comments about the pandemic “totally unacceptable.”

Dr. James Hildreth is President of Meharry Medical College, an infectous disease specialist, and a leading member of Metro’s outbreak response team.

In social media post on Monday, Dr. HIldreth responded to President Trump’s assertion that Americans should not “be afraid of COVID.”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT/AP)  --  The NFL is threatening teams with tough action following a COVID-19 outbreak among the Tennessee Titans.

No further infections were reported by the Titans Monday, but so far 10 team members and 10 staff have tested virus positive.

The Associated Press reports the league is threatening forfeiture of games and draft picks as punishment for teams that violate the protocols it had hoped would prevent such outbreaks.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country stars Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker are promising laughs and good music when they co-host this year’s CMA Awards in November.

McEntire is a veteran of awards show hosting, while Rucker will be a first-time host when the show airs on Nov. 11 on ABC from Nashville.

McEntire said they both love to laugh and will add their own sense of humor to the show.

Rucker said that early in his country music career he thought it would be a dream gig to host the CMA Awards.