Medical Science Has Greatly Advanced - The Mississippi Way

Medical Science Has Greatly Advanced

Dr. Robert Smith

I am happy that medical science was able, at rapid speed, to come up with one of the safest immunizations that has ever been known to mankind. This has been substantiated by the fact that, in the first year, several hundred million doses have been successfully given with few side effects, and with proven effectiveness in reducing mortality and death.

I am especially happy, as an African American physician who spent my career identifying and promoting programs to address the social determinants of care, that this immunization program has been helpful in reducing morbidity and death among all populations, especially among one of our country’s most vulnerable populations.