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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Dobbs Urges COVID-19 Vaccination As Flu Season Approaches

State health leadership urged more Mississippians to get vaccinated before flu season hits during an Oct. 15 press briefing with the Mississippi State Medical Association, as fatalities from COVID-19 continue even as case reports decline.

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Moderna Booster Moves Closer To Approval

Some Mississippians who received Moderna’s vaccine may soon qualify for a booster shot, after a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee unanimously voted in favor of the third shot yesterday.

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COVID Misinformation Still a Challenge as COVID-19 Wanes, Deaths Still High

COVID-19 is on the decline in Mississippi, as the state’s fourth wave of the virus steadies into an average rate of less-than-800 new cases per day for the past seven days.

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Mississippi State Fair Opens

“We have spent many hours this year preparing for a unique State Fair,” Mississippi State Fair Director Michael Lasseter said. “This year we introduce our new Frontier Village, which will showcase an old-time fair feel.” The Village will feature a wild-west show, a petting zoo and a train ride, as well as an “Ag Expo” where attendees can learn about agriculture.

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State Health Leadership Urges Caution As 1.5 Million Vaccinated With One Dose

COVID-19 infections continue to decline across Mississippi, with hospitalizations and deaths dropping from August highs.

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Hinds County Supervisor David Archie Arrested, Charged With Misdemeanors

After a 3-2 vote ousted Hinds County Supervisor David Archie from his role as vice president on Wednesday, Archie found himself under arrest after a Thursday board meeting dispute between supervisors.

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COVID-19 Declines Back To Winter Surge Levels

COVID-19 has entered a relative decline compared to the worst of the winter surge, says leadership from the Mississippi State Department of Health.

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Pfizer Booster Shot Available For Those 65 and Older

COVID-19 booster shots are now approved for all Mississipians aged 65 and older, as well as for those immunocompromised or otherwise at-risk of severe infection.

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With Most Jacksonians Unvaccinated, Mayor Pushes Worker Shot Cut-off to Oct. 15

Jackson Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba extended the deadline for city workers to get vaccinated, or be required to undergo weekly COVID-19 tests. Once the deadline of Oct. 15, 2021, passes, the workers may pay to have the tests.

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Mississippi COVID-19 Death Rates Highest In U.S.; Booster Shots Available for Many

Even as Mississippi’s COVID-19 infection rates are beginning to slightly decrease from the midsummer high, the state now leads not only the country but almost the entire world in deaths per capita, as Ashton Pittman first reported in the Mississippi Free Press Tuesday.

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