Mississippi Has Quarantined 15% of All K-12 Students For COVID Cases or Exposures

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About 15% of all Mississippi K-12 students have now been quarantined since the start of the year either for testing positive for COVID-19 or due to known exposures. That figure, based on new data from the Mississippi State Department of Health, includes 65,525 students who have been ordered to isolate in the weeks since classes began.

The MFP Interview: Dr. Eric Topol Speaks On Realities, Dangers of Delta Variant

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In late August, with the virus reaching its newest peak in Mississippi, Dr. Eric Topol identified the Magnolia State as the global hotspot of COVID-19, reflecting the rampaging spread of the virus. That same day, Topol joined the Mississippi Free Press for an interview on the state of the pandemic—and what comes next.