The Gulf Coast Produce Distributors warehouse in Biloxi would normally be packed with workers crisscrossing to fill restaurant orders for fresh produce, but this week, work has become a slow crawl because the supplies aren’t coming in for them to ship out.
Homeless people in South Mississippi have struggled to find shelter from the cold in the last few days. The limited number of available beds has homeless advocates worried about the people they care for.
The Mississippi State Department of Health wants to know why people are apprehensive about receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. They have been gathering data through an online survey that has been ongoing for about a month, but they have extended it to get more participation.
At The Gardens senior living home in Ocean Springs, they decided to make things a little more fun than just getting a shot in the arm by having staff dress as ninjas battling the facility’s general manager dressed as a giant coronavirus.
Health experts say just because you have received one of the COVID-19 vaccines, doesn’t mean you can take your mask off. It will be months before enough people have received a vaccine that we can begin to relax the precautions the CDC advises.
Before millions of Americans could begin receiving a coronavirus vaccine, thousands had to participate in the clinical studies. Two of those studies have been conducted in South Mississippi for the Pfizer-BioNTech and the AstraZenica COVID-19 vaccines.
Developing vaccines against coronavirus is only part of the problem. The logistics of distributing the vaccine to millions is going to be a huge task, and convincing some of the population that they should get the vaccine is another.