Dr. Dobbs stresses COVID-19 dangers

Mississippi’s top health official says he is exhausted trying to convince people in the state to take the coronavirus seriously.

State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said the public is refusing to follow public health guidelines.

At a meeting this week, Dobbs told members of the Mississippi Senate his efforts to inform the public about the virus’s dangers are “going nowhere.”

Dobbs said there has been a major increase in school outbreaks in particular.

Many schools have been unwilling to cut back on extracurricular activities.

The dean of the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s school of medicine is also calling on the governor to reinstitute a statewide mask mandate.

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