State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs will resign at the end of July, the Mississippi State Department of Health announced Tuesday. Dobbs has led the state through the COVID-19 pandemic and has been a vocal advocate for vaccines. “I feel like the time is right for me to return to the clinical side of medicine particularly the communicable disease treatment of patients,” Dobbs said in the press announcement. “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at MSDH, particularly working with this dedicated health staff and advancing the field of health equity in Mississippi.”
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