Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down for a Zoom conversation with Mississippi’s State Health Officer Thomas Dobbs.

Dobbs, in his second year on the job, discusses his background, the challenges of the pandemic, how he stays healthy during it (exercise and staying away from social media), where we are now and where we are headed in the near future. He also talks about how to vote safely, tips for Thanksgiving and treatments.

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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.