Abortion-rights advocates are warning that a new Mississippi abortion bill could make all abortions a felony offense for “any person” who “willfully and knowingly … causes” an abortion “or attempts to procure or produce an abortion or miscarriage.”
Neither private nor public Mississippi entities such as could require employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine under a new bill.
Epidemiologists and public-health specialists have been using mathematical models to forecast the future in an effort to curb the coronvirus’ spread. But infectious disease modeling is tricky. Epidemiologists warn that “[m]odels are not crystal balls,” and even sophisticated versions, like those that combine forecasts or use machine learning, can’t necessarily reveal when the pandemic will end or how many people will die.