Dobbs: Residents not following guidelines is largest contributor to COVID-19 spike

October 16, 2020, The Clarion Ledger, Keisha Rowe – 
State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said Friday that residents not following general safety precautions is likely the largest factor in the state’s current spike in new cases of COVID-19. During a news conference Friday, Dobbs said the fact that so many people seem to have stopped using masks following the expiration of the governor’s executive order has him concerned.”Why we would move away from that … has me perplexed and I’m extremely disappointed,” he said. Following the news of Thursday’s number of new cases, Anita Henderson, a pediatrician in Hattiesburg and president-elect of the Mississippi Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, tweeted a screenshot of the daily numbers from the state health department. View Story.

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