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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 1954, file photo, Dr. Jonas Salk, developer of the polio vaccine, holds a rack of test tubes in his lab in Pittsburgh. Tens of millions of today's older Americans lived through the polio epidemic, their childhood summers dominated by concern about the virus. Some parents banned their kids from public swimming pools and neighborhood playgrounds and avoided large gatherings. Some of those from the polio era are sharing their memories with today's youngsters as a lesson of hope for the battle against COVID-19. Soon after polio vaccines became widely available, U.S. cases and death tolls plummeted to hundreds a year, then dozens in the 1960s, and to U.S. eradication in 1979. A handful of cases since then have arrived in visitors from overseas. (AP Photo, File)

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FILE - This Jan. 1974 file photo shows anthropologist Jane Goodall, right, with husband Hugo van lawick behind a camera. Goodall was named Thursday, May 20, 2021 as this year’s winner of the prestigious Templeton Prize, honoring individuals whose life’s work embodies a fusion of science and spirituality. (AP Photo)

Okay, Mississippians, its time to make a change. News this week came that scientists found the coronavirus’ transmission rate via respiratory droplets or airborne particles dropped by as much as 75% when masks were used.  I really didn’t need this study to know that if we wear masks in public, the chances of passing on …