10/16/20 - Health Experts Predictions Realized | Breast Cancer Awareness | Earthquakes
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The state experiences its highest daily report of COVID-19 in nearly two months, realizing predictions by health officials earlier this week.
Then, in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we examine the progress of cancer research.
Plus, on the morning of The Great Shakeout, a small earthquake was detected near Columbus. We survey the ground to determine what causes seismic activity in Mississippi.
Coronavirus cases are rising in Mississippi, and experts say the state could be on the verge of a second wave of the virus - and that prognosis took one step closer to fruition yesterday as the Department of Health reported 1,322 new cases of COVID-19. That's the highest single day total since August 19th. During a virtual press conference Monday, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs indicated the state was on the verge another wave.
With nearly 1.3 million people diagnosed annually, breast cancer continues to be one of the most prevalent cancers in the world today. But through heightened awareness, early detection and improved treatment methods, people have a greater chance of survival than ever before. Catherine Young of Susan G. Komen Memphis-Midsouth Mississippi says progress has been made through research efforts.
The number of earthquakes known to have occurred within Mississippi’s boundaries is small, but the state has been affected by numerous shocks in neighboring states - including one yesterday 30 miles east of Columbus. The 2.6 quake occurred the day of The Great Shakeout - a nationwide effort focused on earthquake preparedness. Dr. Ron Counts is with the University of Mississippi. He explains what causes seismic activity in the region with our Michael Guidry.