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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 12.22.21 with Chuck Smith

Louisiana again is starting to see growing numbers of COVID-19 cases, and an infectious disease expert says the state is entering another spike as the omicron variant of the virus spreads. Texas hospital officials are concerned about staffing shortages and healthcare worker burnout if another surge hits. The Centers for Medicare Services has approved Arkansas' proposal to overhaul its expansion of Medicaid.