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I perfectly acknowledge that many of those statistics in terms of health outcomes in our state, we are underperforming relative to other states across the nation, and it's incumbent upon all of us to work to pass policies to change that, when you look at health outcomes in terms of prenatal care or other areas, we have a ways to go, and that hasn't become effective in the last year and a half but it has happened over 200 years of our state's existence, and we are going to do everything we can to improve upon that.
If you’re in New York City, and you’re sending a package to one of the large pharmacies in downtown Manhattan, there are literally millions and millions of people within walking distance most likely of that particular pharmacy, well, if you’re in rural Itta Bena, Mississippi, that’s just not the case.
I( had) taken a piecemeal approach( to masks) because I believe firmly that this was the best way to get the most number of people to participate, i believe that there is enough motivation( now) to safely get our kids in school that we can really juice the participation of mask wearing throughout our state for the next two weeks.
If this opinion by the federal court denies even one Mississippian of their fundamental right to practice their religion, then all Mississippians are denied their 1st Amendment rights, i hope the state’s attorneys will quickly appeal The Supreme Court decision to the 5th Circuit to protect the deeply held religious beliefs of all Mississippians.