Julian Mills

Reporting Fellow Julian Mills is a Jackson native who loves history and graduated from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in political science.

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COVID-19 Cases Continue to Climb as Healthcare Infrastructure Suffers

Mississippi continues to witness climbing COVID-19 numbers into the new year, with the Mississippi State Department of Health reporting another set of record-breaking case reports at 22,456 infections over this weekend alone.

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Poor People’s Campaign Offers Free COVID-19 Testing as Cases Rise

COVID-19 infections continue to climb across the state, with the Mississippi State Department of Health reporting 8,204 new cases today along with 26 fatalities and continually increasing outbreaks across the state’s long-term care facilities.

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Mayor Lumumba Calls for Increased COVID-19 Vaccinations amid Early 2022 Surge

Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba called for increased vaccination among Jackson residents—especially those most vulnerable, such as the elderly—this week, citing high case numbers in Hinds County.

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COVID-19 Breaks Highest Case Total Twice This Week

For the second day in a row this week, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported a record number of COVID-19 cases throughout the state. At 7,079 new infections, the number tops what was only yesterday the previous record at 6,592 cases.

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MSDH Reports 17,000 COVID-19 Cases Over New Year’s Weekend

Both nationwide and across Mississippi, the COVID-19 omicron variant has continued to spread through New Year’s weekend.

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‘Fifth Wave’ of COVID-19 Here, MSDH Leadership Says

Leadership among the Mississippi State Department of Health warned that the fifth wave of coronavirus is here, with more than 13,000 new cases of COVID-19 identified since Dec. 22, the majority of which consist of the highly contagious omicron variant.

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COVID-19 Tests, Monoclonal Treatments in Short Supply amid Case Surge

As the highly contagious omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the U.S., the Mississippi State Department of Health reported a skyrocketing number of COVID-19 cases this week. MSDH reported 2,698 new cases today alone, along with 22 fatalities.

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FDA Authorizes Pfizer, Merck COVID-19 Pills

“Today’s authorization introduces the first treatment for COVID-19 that is in the form of a pill that is taken orally—a major step forward in the fight against this global pandemic,” Dr. Patrizia Cavazzoni, director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said in the Dec. 22 FDA press release.

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UPDATED: State Health Leadership Urges Holiday Caution as U.S. Sees First Omicron Death

State health leadership is urging Mississippians to take safety precautions against COVID-19 this holiday season, as the Mississippi State Department of Health reports slow but steady increases in the number of cases.

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MSMA Town Hall Addresses COVID-19, Vaccine Concerns

As the United States marked the grim record of 800,000 deaths due to COVID-19, state health leadership and physicians attended a Dec. 14 Mississippi State Medical Association virtual town hall to speak to concerns patients raised about COVID-19 and vaccines with their physicians across the state.

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