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Omicron Variant Shows Serious Decrease In Neutralizing Activity, Lab Studies Show

Laboratory studies of the omicron variant of COVID-19 from multiple sources reveal a dramatic decrease in neutralizing activity from prior infection with earlier variants and the available vaccines. The results provide a challenging prospect for the future of the pandemic if the variant becomes dominant, and strongly encourage a booster dose for all adults, regardless of health conditions.

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First Case of Omicron in Mississippi in Vaccinated Resident Who Visited New York

The Mississippi State Department of Health has detected the first case of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in Mississippi. Health officials discovered the variant in a fully vaccinated individual who returned to Mississippi from New York, where earlier cases of the variant have been reported, but MSDH could not confirm where the infected individual acquired the virus.

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It’s Been 66 Years: Mississippi, U.S. Should Honor Emmett Till With A National Park

August 28, 2021 marks the 66th anniversary of Emmett Till’s gruesome murder in the Mississippi Delta. He would have turned 80 years old this year—just two years older than the current President of the United States. It is time for our region, state, and country to finally honor Emmett Till and his courageous mother with the creation of an Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley Mississippi Delta Civil Rights National Historic Park. 

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Former First Lady Elise Winter Dies at 95 After Life of Work for Equity, Acceptance, Compassion

Former first lady of Mississippi Elise Varner Winter reacts to questions from Elbert Hilliard, former director of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Jackson, Miss. Winter wrote a book based on her entries in a personal daily journal that she kept as the first lady of Mississippi during the 1980-1984 term of her husband, former Gov. William F. Winter. She died July 17, 2021.

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