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Why Mississippi’s top health official is warning against in-person school

Mississippi is a coronavirus hot spot, with confirmed cases per 100,000 residents and positive test rates among the highest in the U.S. The state is seeing increased hospitalizations and deaths, too, at a time when schools are beginning the academic year. William Brangham talks to Dr. Thomas Dobbs, Mississippi’s state health officer, about high levels of community spread and how to reduce them.

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