“Interesting debate… I receive endless posts from skepticals like ‘If we want to take the vaccine. Why won’t we take it?’ Reeves posted the tweet on Facebook Tuesday morning. “I’m available — but don’t want to be accused cutting in line. Which do you believe is better leadership? Let others have access first or show confidence? Interesting discussion… I receive endless posts from skeptical people like “If we want to take the vaccine, why don’t you?”
I’m available, but don’t want the stigma of being too strict. Which do you believe is better leadership? Let others have access or show confidence. This week saw the arrival of the first COVID-19 vaccines in Mississippi. Many leaders have offered to take the vaccine publicly to dispel any doubts or concerns about its effectiveness. READ MORE: Mississippi has received its first COVID-19 vaccine shipment. What’s next? Many people, including those in Mississippi, are skeptical about the effectiveness of the vaccine. However, scientists and health professionals have confirmed that the vaccine is safe and that it has been tested extensively. On Monday, Dr. Thomas Dobbs (the top Mississippi health official) was the first to receive the vaccine. In a press conference, he was joined by two other high-ranking officials from the Mississippi State Department of Health. The spread of COVID-19 continues to reach new heights both nationally and state-wide. Officials from the Mississippi Health Department have warned that ICU capacity is full in Mississippi and there are many more hospitalizations in the pipeline. Reeves has been criticized for hosting Christmas parties and appearing at fundraisers despite seemingly violating many of his orders. READ MORE: Governor Reeves’ partying in the pandemic. Reeves states that mansion parties will follow COVID-19 orders. Dobbs and health officials have advised Mississippians to refrain from holiday gatherings that are not close to their families and avoid groups outside of school, work, or “essential gatherings”. They also warned that there will be deaths if they do so. Reeves responded by saying that his parties would “allow us send a message that you can return life as somewhat normal but that you have to minimize risk.” Tate Reeves partygoers didn’t adhere to his COVID-19 orders.