The coronavirus has disproportionately affected the nation’s Latino neighborhoods, as it has other minority communities. Even more stunning has been the deadly efficiency with which it has targeted Latinos in their 30s and 40s.
Mississippi became the second state to remove eligibility requirements for vaccinating residents, joining Alaska. Starting Tuesday, “ALL new appointments will be open to ALL Mississippians,” its governor tweeted.
The decline in the number of new cases across the country, continues to slow in March after dramatic drops in February, but deaths over the past week are still down a sharp 23.7 percent. More than 533,000 people have died from the virus in the United States.