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On Friday, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said there has been “significant progress” on the COVID-19 vaccine front in Mississippi.

Jackson State University School of Public Health will host its “Conversation on COVID-19 Rapid Response” with U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams and Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs on January 14.

MS State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said Friday he expects the number of vaccinations to triple this week.

State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs announced some drive-thru COVID vaccine clinics will have a delayed start on Monday due to winter weather.

Out of the thousands of COVID vaccine doses in our state, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs released data showing only 17 percent have been taken by African Americans.

Out of the thousands of COVID vaccine doses in our state, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs released data showing only 17 percent have been taken by African Americans.

State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs began today’s #COVID19  press briefing with a quiet reading of nameless Mississippians. “These are people that, but for COVID, would be with us for next Christmas. These are people who didn’t have to die,” Dobbs said.

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State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs laid out recommendations for worship services during a Zoom meeting Tuesday evening with members of the clergy.

State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs began today’s #COVID19  press briefing with a quiet reading of nameless Mississippians. “These are people that, but for COVID, would be with us for next Christmas. These are people who didn’t have to die,” Dobbs said.

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"We have ICU beds across the state that have two persons in a bed made for one person," State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said Tuesday.

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“I'll just confess to you guys, I'm exhausted trying to convince folks to do stuff. It’s just going nowhere," Dr. Thomas Dobbs, Mississippi's state health officer, said Monday during a meeting with members of the Mississippi Senate.

“Let me be clear. Things are bad and getting worse," State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said.

"Yes, we're willing for people to die so that we can have fall football, that’s what we’ve decided,” State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said in response to a “crush” of #coronavirus  cases ahead due to school and college openings. #COVID19  #MSDH 

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"When we are starting to see the same sort of story repeat over and over again in numerous other school districts, that is going to be a challenge," State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said Monday.

while Mississippi, now a #Covid  hot spot, is not requiring, but urging, local officials to keep schools "virtual only " for now: State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs@TCBPubHealth  talks w @WmBrangham /

State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs points to a rising positive test percentage as a key indicator that #COVID19  is getting worse in #Mississippi . On July 7, he said Mississippi needs a mask mandate, whether local or statewide. #coronavirus  #MSDH 

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State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs warns that there is no avoiding a catastrophic fall surge of #COVID19  hospitalizations, and is telling Mississippians to prepare for a season without access to emergency care. #coronavirus  #Mississippi 

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"If we're not careful, Mississippi will look like New York," State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said.

Mississippians are not doing enough to prevent the spread of #COVID19 , State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs warned at yesterday’s press event. #coronavirus  #MSDH  #Mississippi 

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"If we depend on shelter-in-place to be a solution ... you're going to be sorely disappointed," said state health officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs-- calling a statewide shelter in place order, "not sustainable."

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