In Mississippi, COVID-19 Exceeds Great Influenza’s 1918 Death Toll

 As the influenza pandemic spread across Mississippi in early October 1918, the state’s top physician, State Board of Health Executive Officer Dr. W.S. Leathers, began issuing sweeping orders to local health officials statewide that shuttered schools, churches, theaters and cancelled public gatherings to slow the pathogen’s advance.Mississippi Free Press, Read More.

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