Mississippi health experts are throwing themselves a “Heroes Gala.” That’s right; after a year of seeing record-low volumes, bankrupting businesses, obfuscating data, and covering kids’ faces, the frontline boys from Belgium of 1917 are gonna throw themselves a shindig.
So “overwhelmed”
Sorta like the entire South
Meanwhile @TCBPubHealth scares half the nation with BS data on kids in ICU, some of them “suspected” Covid. Not once has he updated us on the ICU SEVEN. What say you, hero? What’s the update?

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