I’m grateful to see the amount of testing increasing. For so long, we’d say, “the virus isn’t here,” but it was because we hadn’t tested and didn’t really know.  It was more a hope than a fact. The numbers will be going up now that the virus is spreading and the tests are happening. For now, act like you have it and don’t want to spread it. Flatten the curve.

Marshall Ramsey, a nationally recognized editorial cartoonist, shares his cartoons and travels the state as Mississippi Today’s Editor-At-Large. He’s also host of a weekly statewide radio program and a television program on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and is the author of several books. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a 2019 recipient of the University of Tennessee Alumni Professional Achievement Award.