Health

US making COVID antiviral drug more available at test sites

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday announced more steps to make the antiviral treatment Paxlovid more accessible across the U.S. as it projects COVID-19 infections will continue to spread over the summer travel season. The nation’s first federally backed test-to-treat site is…

WHO: Nearly 15 million deaths associated with COVID-19

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization estimates that nearly 15 million people were killed either by coronavirus or by its impact on overwhelmed health systems during the first two years of the pandemic, more than double the current official…

CDC restates recommendation for masks on planes, trains

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday restated their recommendation that Americans wear masks on planes, trains and buses, despite a court ruling last month that struck down a national mask mandate on public transportation. Americans age 2…

Appeals court OKs Biden federal employee vaccine mandate

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Joe Biden’s requirement that all federal employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 was upheld Thursday by a federal appeals court. In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court and ordered dismissal…

MSDH reports 448 new COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths

Today MSDH is reporting an additional 448 cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 15 deaths. Twelve of these deaths occurred between February 25 and February 28, and three additional deaths occurred between January 23 and February 24, identified from death…

Singing River CEO Lee Bond resigns from hospital

Lee Bond has resigned as Chief Executive Officer at Singing River Health System. The Board of Trustees made the announcement in a press release to the media, saying Bond resigned to pursue other opportunities. “I have certainly enjoyed my journey…

MSDH reports 577 cases of COVID-19 and 24 deaths

Today MSDH is reporting an additional 577 cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 24 deaths. Five of these deaths occurred between February 19 and February 23. An additional 19 deaths occurred between January 13 and February 20, identified from death…

MSDH reports 1,253 new COVID-19 cases and 45 deaths statewide

Today MSDH is reporting an additional 1,253 cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 45 deaths. Thirty-four deaths occurred between February 9 and February 14, and eleven additional deaths occurred between December 30, 2021 and February 9, identified from death certificate…