Should another nationwide shut down happen due to COVID-19? This has been a question circulating as the numbers of cases keep rising. In my opinion, we should shut down again to try and lessen the number of cases. Also, I feel if we closed again, we would get closer to the end of this virus that has haunted lives since March.

Throughout Mississippi, it is reported that Intensive Care Units are 88 percent full. Seven of the highest-level care centers for COVID-19 have no beds. Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves disagrees with shutting down the state. He is worried about the economy of Mississippi, as is everyone else. However, we are losing more and more people every day due to the virus. It seems shutting down again may be our best chance at slowing down the cases.

The number of cases in the United States is at 11.3 million with 247 thousand deaths. Mississippi is at 135 thousand cases, with 3,545 deaths. The county with the most cases is Hinds with Desoto now far behind in numbers. The number of cases and deaths keeps rising every single day. It is very important to wear your mask when you go out in public and make sure you maintain a distance of six feet. If you have come in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, stay home and watch your symptoms closely.

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