5/27/20 - Economic Forecast | Gulf States Newsroom Round-table: Restaurants | Southern Remedy Health Minute | COVID Dreams
The Governor asks for continued resilience from Mississippians, and the Senate Appropriations Committee gets an economic forecast.
Then, we look at the phased reopenings of restaurants in the region in our latest Gulf States Newsroom Round-table.
Plus, after a Southern Remedy Health Minute, dreaming in the time of COVID.
Cases of COVID-19 are trending toward the 14,000 mark this week, signifying that the fight against the coronavirus is far from over. During his daily press briefing yesterday, Governor Tate Reeves addressed the need for continued resilience.
As cases remain steady, the state looks to its financial recovery. The Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing yesterday in which they were briefed by Commissioner of Revenue Herb Frierson and State Economist Darren Webb about the state's financial situation. Webb says nationally, the forecast is for a deeper than expected recession.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused more job and revenue losses in the restaurant industry than any other sector in the US. Even as states reopen their economies, many restaurants remain closed and food services employees are still without work. WWNO in New Orleans speaks with reporters from the Gulf States Newsroom to compare notes on the restaurant scene and phased reopenings.
Southern Remedy Health Minute
Unemployment; reduced work hours; depleted savings; health anxieties; home-schooling - all concerns heightened, for many, during the coronavirus pandemic to levels of disturbed slumber and sleep deprivation. For Michael Nadorff, an associate professor of psychology at Mississippi State University, the pandemic's effects on dreams has become a point of study. He joins us to discuss the psychology of dreams, and how the stressors of COVID manifest themselves within them.