April 29, 2020
The most recent data show 52% of cases and 59% of deaths occurred in the Mississippi’s black population, a severe disparity with the state’s demographics: Only 37% of Mississippians are black or African American. Photo courtesy MSDH
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Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs is leading the public-health response to the COVID-19 crisis, directing the State Department of Health and serving as Gov. Tate Reeves’ chief health ...