MSDH blocks comments on Facebook posts related to COVID-19
The Mississippi Department of Health is now blocking comments on their Facebook posts related to COVID-19 due to a ‘rise of misinformation.’
State Health Department Spokesperson Liz Sharlot says allowing the misleading comments is ‘directly contrary’ to the state’s public health mission.
Sharlot says the comments will be back when the department can effectively halt the harmful and false commentary.
The state has been seeing a new rise in COVID-19 cases due to low vaccination rates and the prevalence of the highly contagious delta variant.
Federal regulators have said the vaccines are safe and offer strong protection against contracting the potentially life-threatening disease.