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11/3/2021 - COVID-19 | Lead | Nurses

The state mourns ten thousand people dead of the coronavirus.

Then, fear and mistrust snarls efforts to combat lead poisoning in the Mississippi Delta.

And, hospitals face a growing shortage of nurses.

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