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Vaccinations Underway As State Grapples With Logistics

For many of the most vulnerable Mississippians, the COVID-19 vaccine has arrived. There are a number of ways you can schedule your vaccine, but the process may take time.

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Delays Hinder COVID Vaccinations As Requirements, Access Loosen

More Mississippians than ever now qualify for COVID-19 vaccinations, but only one-quarter of the total doses in the state so far have been administered—62,744 out of 249,100.

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Vaccinations Available for Elderly, Health Workers as COVID Surges in Mississippi

Mississippi’s COVID-19 vaccination surge is underway, but public-health officials say not all available appointments are being filled, and are calling for eligible Missisippians to take the opportunity to protect themselves from the virus.

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85 Deaths Set New COVID-19 Record in Mississippi

Yesterday, Mississippi saw a record single-day total in reported deaths from COVID-19. As the year wanes, record numbers of people continue to die from the virus as the state struggles with a persistently high rate of viral spread.

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Mississippi Skies May Soon Harbor SpaceX Satellites to Increase Internet Access

Starlink’s constellation currently services more northern latitudes with plans to add enough satellites to service Mississippi by next summer.

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‘January Will Be Rough’: COVID-19 Peak Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

“Be ready. January will be rough. We can mitigate if we restrain our holiday events, but likely to be extremely difficult regardless,” State Health Officer Thomas Dobbs tweeted on Dec. 17.

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Southwest Airlines Returning to Jackson

After a six-year absence, Southwest Airlines is returning to Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers Airport in 2021. The City of Jackson, which owns the airport, has suffered from limited airline service in recent years and now welcomes Southwest’s return.

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Mask Use Dropping Rapidly After Mississippi Mandate Ends, Dr. Dobbs Warns

State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs is sounding the alarm, warning that mask usage is declining in Mississippi immediately after the governor lifted the statewide mask requirement. “Listen to the secret of Sweden’s COVID response,” Dobbs tweeted on Sunday, Oct. 4. “Near universal, voluntary compliance with public health guidance. Please mask up. Discouraging to see mask use dropping off so rapidly after mandate lifted.”

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Health Officer Dobbs: Flu Shot Imperative, Nursing Home Restrictions Now Loosened

With the flu season coming up, Gov. Tate Reeves and State Health Officer Thomas Dobbs urged Mississippians to get vaccinated, saying people can have the flu and COVID-19, thus suffering more.

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Mississippi State Fair Will Open Oct. 7 Despite Ongoing COVID-19 Deaths, Infections

As the U.S. passes the grim milestone of 200,000 COVID-19 deaths, the Mississippi State Fair is scheduled to open on Oct. 7, albeit with new restrictions and safety precautions.

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