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MSDH: All Mississippians should wear masks now

Keeping their own public health guidance in lockstep with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Mississippi Department of Health updated its COVID-19 related recommendations on Wednesday, calling on all Mississippians, regardless of their vaccination status, to wear masks while in public indoor spaces. Additionally, MSDH is recommending that...
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This is the Least Educated City in Mississippi

College enrollment has declined steadily in the United States in recent years. With rising tuition costs and surging student debt, enrollment rates have fallen at an average of nearly 2% a year since 2010. While four years of higher education may not be for everyone, Americans without a bachelor’s degree tend to be far more […]
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Keep an eye on the Houston sky for Mississippi kites

Keep an eye peeled toward the sky to spot fleets of sleek, gray-bodied, falcon-like birds sailing through August skies. The wondrous birds will be Mississippi kites flying over neighborhoods and swirling down to roost in trees before they continue their southbound migratory journey. Theirs is a long migration from breeding homes across the Great Plains and the Southern United States to winter homes in southern South America.
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Dobbs: Mississippi health care workers ‘wore out’ as medical community battles ‘social media monster’ of COVID disinformation

Mississippi’s healthcare workers are bracing for what they believe will be the pending surge of new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations while also battling a “social media monster” the state’s top public health doctor said Wednesday. Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said Wednesday that the state’s residents should be...
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Mississippi hospitals overwhelmed by COVID-19

With back-to-school underway and Delta variant cases on the rise, student safety is top of mind for local health officials. COVID-19 case surge leading to shortage of ICU beds in Arkansas. Updated: 4 hours ago. The Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly with a 63 percent increase in...
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MSDH updates guidance, prepares hospitals for ‘challenge unlike any we’ve seen’

In the wake of the tragic death of a Mississippi teenager due to COVID-19 and in the midst of alarmingly rapid transmission of the delta variant throughout the population, the Mississippi State Department of Health held a press conference on Wednesday where officials stressed the magnitude of the ‘fourth wave’ of coronavirus and the importance of vaccination to protect ourselves and our communities.
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Why some North East Mississippi school districts are requiring students wear masks and others are not

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – As the fall semester approaches, school districts across North East Mississippi are making their decisions on whether or not students will need to wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “My concern is that we have guidance from our public health department and I think it’s our responsibility to strongly consider and, in our case, follow that guidance,” says Dr. Eddie Peasant, superintendent for the Starkville-Oktibbeha School District.
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Mississippi health system buckles under 'astounding' rise in COVID cases

(HealthDay)—An "astounding" rise in COVID-19 cases in Mississippi is putting intense strain on the state's health care system. Compared to the first half of July, the number of infections more than doubled in the past two weeks and deaths rose by 51%. In Mississippi, deaths lost to COVID-19 now average between three and four a day, health officials said at a news conference held Wednesday, The New York Times reported.