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The Pandemic Almost Killed Allie. Her Community’s Vaccination Rate Is 45%.

The Allie Henderson who stepped out of her mother’s car to a driveway full of cheering friends and family holding “Welcome Home” signs was a wisp of her former self. After 10 days in the hospital with a near-fatal case of covid inflammatory syndrome, the then-13-year-old softball phenom and beloved, straight-A student was lethargic and frail and braced herself against the car’s door frame. But six months later, as the highly contagious delta variant swarms Mississippi, the state has one of the highest per capita infection rates in the nation and one of the lowest vaccination rates. In Hinds County, where the Hendersons live, the vaccination rate is...

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