12/17/20 - Health Experts Express Concerns Over Transmission Rate | UMMC Gets Vaccines | Book Club: Martha Hall Foose
While vaccines reach hospitals, health leaders still warn community transmission of the coronavirus is at dangerous levels.
Then, the state’s only Tier I trauma center details its plans to get vaccine shots to its most at-risk front line workers.
Plus, in our Book Club, some holiday food recommendations from Mississippi cookbook author, Martha Hall Foose,
COVID-19 hospitalizations are at record highs in Mississippi, and the state is continuing to experience an alarming rate of coronvirus transmission. To help manage the demand on hospital space and staff, the state's leading health experts are encouraging all frontline workers to protect themselves by taking the coronavirus vaccine. Our Kobee Vance speaks with Dr. Mark Horne (President of the Mississippi State Medical Association), Dr. Thomas Dobbs (State Health Officer) and Dr. Anita Henderson (President Elect of the Mississippi Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics).
Medical leaders at one of Mississippi's largest hospitals are celebrating the first days of COVID-19 vaccination. After thirty-nine hundred doses arrived at the University of Mississippi Medical Center on Monday, front line workers at the Tier I trauma facility received the first injection of the coronavirus vaccine yesterday. Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Dr. LouAnn Woodward says the distribution is good news in the state's fight against COVID-19.
It’s getting to be crunch time for Christmas preparations, whether it’s last minute shopping, wrapping gifts or holiday food planning. To the rescue is Mississippi cookbook author, Martha Hall Foose. Her latest book, “A Good Meal is Hard to Find” includes some recipes perfect for the big holiday.