Tennessee doctors worry about ‘tsunami’ of COVID-19 cases

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — “It is really scary,” said Dr. Elise Denneny, summing up her concern and the concerns echoed by many of dozens of her colleagues in the medical field about the COVID-19 crisis.

They are watching the spike in COVID-19 cases in other states like New York and are expressing grave concerns about the need for a “stay at home” order from Governor Bill Lee that will blanket the state.

At the moment, there are a patchwork of urban areas in particular that have issued a formal directive for people to stay in their homes.

“If the curve spikes, we’re not ready.  If the curve flattens we are ready,” said Dr. Denneny, the President of the Tennessee Medical Association, during a Facetime interview Thursday morning wearing a surgical mask and tucked in a quiet corner of a Knoxville emergency room.

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