Mississippi is now the world’s coronavirus hotspot; what to know to take care of yourself and those you love

NEMiss.News Dr. Alan Jones speaks about rampant COVID in MS
Dr. Alan Jones of the University of Mississippi Medical School and Hospital spoke recently about the state's rampant COVID crisis.
August 22nd, 2021     Featured News Opinion



Mississippi is now THE place, not just in the U.S. but in the entire world, where coronavirus, is most rampant.

Within the last few days sources ranging from Johns Hopkins University and the New York Times to the state’s own health department and medical school have confirmed it: Mississippi is THE hottest spot for COVID infections anywhere on the earth.

What you can do to stay well

NEMiss.News has reported extensively on how that came about and why it was continuing to get worse. Now that it’s here, proven beyond doubt, the question becomes:

What can individual Mississippians do to avoid getting sick and even dying of COVID?

The most obvious thing is to get vaccinated. Although there are a statistically low number of vaccinated people who still get or carry COVID, 95 percent of those who get really sick and require intensive hospital care in hope of staying alive are unvaccinated people.

The Atlantic Monthly magazine is the only ink-on-paper publication I still read on a regular basis. Occasionally its articles are a little too “progressive” for my taste, but they generally avoid extreme positions and concentrate on factual, rational reporting. For the past year and a half, The Atlantic has been far and away the most dependable source for accurate reporting about COVID.

Here is a link to a series of Atlantic stories published in recent days about how the new COVID surge is developing and what you can do to stay well – and alive. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/08/delta-variant-pandemic-risk-safety/619798/?utm_source=pocket-newtab


More on Mississippi’s rising tide of COVID-19: https://www.nemiss.news/how-did-mississippi-get-in-such-awful-shape-regarding-covid-deaths/   and  https://www.nemiss.news/mississippi-third-worst-in-covid-deaths-per-thousand-northeast-mississippi-slightly-worse-than-state-average/

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