Monday, February 1st, 2021
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HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH!!!
Week 4 Mississippi
Legislative Overview
This is the fourth week of the 2021 Mississippi Legislative Session. Members worked diligently in committee meetings, as Tuesday’s deadline to have House Bills out of committee quickly approaches. Last week, the House announced new protocols, and all committee meetings and sessions were moved online. Despite a few technical difficulties early in the week, the virtual meetings proved to be a success. I was able to virtually attend the following committee meetings last week: Agriculture, Transportation, Drug Policy, Tourism, and Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks.

After Tuesday, February 2nd, no additional general bills will be added to the House calendar for consideration. Members will return to meet in person in session on Wednesday, February 3rd to discuss the bills that have made it out of their respective committees. As of Friday, 140 bills have made it out of committee thus far, and this number should increase before the deadline.
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Social Media from the Week
Abee and Emmett
Black History Month is here!!! Like any kid, you can see, Emmett Till had a big smile. To learn more about Emmett's story, please CLICK HERE.
COVID Vaccine Myth-Busters
On February 3rd at 12:00pm, Mind Matters will host a Covid Vaccine Myth-Busters event. Dr. Kim Tarver will address myths related to the Covid Vaccine. Find out the truth about the safety and efficacy of the Covid-19 vaccine at this event. To RSVP for this event, please CLICK HERE.
Perspective on
Covid-19 Vaccines
“We have nothing to fear but fear itself," said President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. I am reminded of this quote as I think about my family, friends, constituents, fellow Mississippians, and others who are skeptical about receiving the Covid-19 vaccine. I, of course, did not take the Covid-19 vaccine without proper consultation from family, friends, and medical experts. In the end, I trusted the science.

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has proven to have a 95% efficacy rate while Moderna vaccine has a 94.1% efficacy rate. With pending Federal Drug Administration approval, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will have a one dose shot with a 66% efficacy rate. For the record, countries abroad have approved the use of the AstraZeneca with a 70% efficacy rate. These vaccines have proven to be effective at preventing the spread of Covid-19. If we trust science, we won’t have to live in fear of losing family, neighbors, friends, or other loved ones to Covid-19. Instead, we can hopefully reunite to safely see each other once again.

In conclusion, I am scheduled to take my second Moderna vaccine in a few days. For the record, this is not an endorsement of the various vaccines. However, this is a plea to research and investigate the data and make your own educated conclusions. Be safe everyone, and chose wisely!!!
Standing with Civil Rights Legend, Dr. Aaron Henry
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