As Hurricane Ida moved over the Mississippi Gulf Coast on the 16th anniversary of a storm named Katrina, Edward Gonzales maneuvered his small bass boat through the swamped streets of Shoreline Park, an area of Hancock County inundated with flooding, looking for people to assist.
Fetal deaths have doubled among unvaccinated pregnant women who suffer COVID-19 infections, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said during a Mississippi State Department of Health press conference today.
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s baseless claims about unvaccinated Black people being the bearers of COVID-19 were not surprising at all. This is yet another instance of people, and not just elected officials, using Black folks as scapegoats for the failures of the state, Mississippi NAACP President Corey Wiggins writes
For the first time in Mississippi since the pandemic began, a baby has died of COVID-19, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported today. State health leaders confirmed only that the latest child victim is an infant less than a year old.